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Richard Arnold takes a break from Good Morning Britain – and this I’m A Celeb star is replacing him

Richard Arnold has announced he is leaving Good Morning Britain temporarily, and his replacement has been revealed.

Richard, 48, presents the showbiz news for the ITV breakfast show – but will be taking a much deserved rest in Australia this Christmas.

Sharing his news yesterday morning with Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway, Richard was very vague on the exact date of his return, saying: “I’m going away for a while. Who knows how long?”

However, he did say that I’m A Celebrity campmate and talkRADIO presenter Iain Lee would be filling in for him, bringing us the latest showbiz news.


Iain then appeared on screen – in Richard’s dressing room – jokingly drawing a beard on a picture of Richard to make it look more like him.

“It’s just for a few weeks,” Iain told Ben and Kate. “So no pressure!”

Good Morning Britain continues on ITV.

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