Richard Madeley's Good Morning Britain co-star has insisted she "won't have a bad word said" about the presenter.

Her support comes as the 68-year-old can often divide viewers' opinions, with a recent interview being branded the 'worst ever' as he went head-to-head with politician Kemi Badenoch.

In a chat with Richard's GMB co-star Ranvir Singh, Parenting Hell podcast co-host Rob Beckett, who fronts the popular audio series alongside Josh Widdicombe, described the veteran broadcaster as a "TV maverick".

Asking Ranvir what it was like to present alongside the host, Rob mused: "You never know what he's going to say."

Ranvir, however, defended her co-star. She said: "I won't hear a bad word said about him and I'll tell you why.

"For me, I think here is a guy who has put his whole career on the telly. He's done everything, seen everything and sat in that chair but I have sat next to so many male presenters who do not know how to present with a female or another person."

She added: "Some, the majority of male presenters in my experience, struggle very, very much to share and be generous. But you sit with Richard Madeley and he's spent his life double-heading, you know, sitting there.

"Sitting with somebody who could go anywhere, but you watch it and let it happen, you enjoy the ride, you enjoy the maverick ride."

Ranvir, 46, and Richard are part of a GMB presenting team that also includes Ed Balls, Susanna Reid, Kate Garraway, Charlotte Hawkins, Adil Ray and Robert Rinder.

The mum-of-one joined the show in 2014, covering for Sussana and working as a features correspondent and news presenter.

Richard, meanwhile, has been on television screens since the 1980s, including stints hosting both this morning and Richard and Judy with wife Judy Finnigan.

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