Richard Madeley tells co-star she’s ‘put on weight’ since Christmas
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 03

Viewers of had an uncomfortable wake up this morning as decided to joke about his co-star ’s weight.

True to his – landing himself the last year – the seasoned presenter instantly stumbled into this uncomfortable interaction.

Laura looked shocked when less than five minutes into the show, Richard introduced her and commented on her apparently ‘gaining weight’.

While discussing howhad been off for a month thanks to Christmas plans, Richard said: ‘You’ve put on a lot of weight with the lack of exercise, haven’t you?’

A gobsmacked Laura cooly retorted: ‘Thanks Richard.’

Fellow anchor Susanna Reid laughed off the moment as the presenter attempted to play off the moment and awkwardly added: ‘Joke’.

Laura Tobin looked shocked as Richard Madeley commented on her weight (Picture: ITV)
He laughed off the uncomfortable moment with Susanna Reid (Picture: ITV)

‘Just the extra mince pies’ quipped Laura as she laughed it off while Susanna came to their aid and said: ‘Well you wouldn’t be the only one, Laura, because I ate for Britain.’

The tension didn’t end there though as later in the show the weather reporter said: ‘I’m just going to take a long waddle across the studio later, Richard.’

‘We’re not getting on this morning, are we?’ he replied, realising she was still upset with him.

While nothing more was said during the show, Laura did take to Instagram stories afterwards to ask followers if she should eat sweets or bananas for a snack.

She hasn’t said if she got any further apology from her co-star, who is not as active on social media.

Laura seemed less than impressed by the moment (Picture: ITV)
She later made a jab back at him on the show (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)
Laura then joked if she should eat bananas or sweets (Picture: Instagram/Laura Tobin)

Laura had been happily posting snaps from her Christmas, sharing a picture of herself dressed up with a glass of champagne.

In the caption she wrote: ‘🎄 🥂 Merry Christmas from my house to yours.
I hope you are spending the day with loved ones and eating more than your weight in chocolates. If your not, a toast to you and sending love 💗’

Richard on the other hand spent the festive season with his wife, Judy Finnigan, and daughter Chloe Madeley, who has recently

Over Christmas, Chloe, 36, posted that she had gone with her parents and her daughter to The Ritz – just like .

The personal trainer had married the 38-year-old former rugby union star in 2018 and welcomed daughter Bodhi in August 2022.

Despite the split, the pair with the mum-of-one as the trio enjoyed a recent family day out. has reached out to ITV for comment.