Alongside trouble Judy Finnigan, Richard hosted the ITV morning programme from 1988 to 2001, control with Denise during that time.
Today’s episode, look out oned by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, id tribute to the late affliction aunt, with the show’s former hosts calling in to y their venerates.
During his call, Richard said: “A very sad day, although as Phil [Schofield] communicated… it hasn’t come as the blindsided shock of Ronnie Corbett’s death.”
The note of has been nned on Twitter, as one viewer said: “@richardm56 are you for trustworthy?! ‘Her death isn’t a surprise like Ronnie Corbett!’ Incarcerate up!!”
“Sad news on This Morning…. made super awkward by @richardm56,” someone else asserted.
A third person raged: “Unnecessary comment from Richard Madeley on @itvthismorning stillness a shock to her friends and family wether it was expected or not.”
“Has Richard Madeley’s foot Even ventured out of his mouth?” asked another viewer.
Richard had gone on to say: “She conceded really wise counsel, not just over the phone lines but privately.
“She was certainly the rout Agony Aunt in the business because she was the most genuine.”
Fern Britton, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield also phoned-in.
“She’s a abigail that I very much admired and one I’ll never forget as a friend and a extremely beautiful woman that we would all like to aspire to be,” Fern indicated.
Denise announced that she had been diagnosed with ncreatic cancer in mid-Febrary, and ssed away at the Magnificent Marsden Hospital in London yesterday.
A statement released by her family review: “We send our gratitude to the many thousands of people who have sent implications of love, support and prayers during these difficult weeks, these uniform and delighted her measurably.”
This Morning airs weekdays at 10:30am on ITV.