GOOD Morning Britain will give the show a massive shake up as it welcomes back Richard Madeley next week.
The TV legend has been off-screen for two months while he spent time at his favourite holiday locations – Cornwall and the South of France.
It’s believed the 62-year-old will be back in the studio on Tuesday following Martin’s Money Mondays special the day before.
It’ll be welcome news for fans who feared Richard – who is playfully compared to TV’s cheesy fictional host Alan Partridge – had been sacked by ITV after disappearing for eight weeks.
But it could upset fans who were hoping the controversial host who’s set to return to Good Morning Britain was Piers Morgan.
Instead Susanna Reid’s former co-host is busy fronting his TalkTV show Piers Morgan Uncensored – with his latest interview with Jordan B Peterson getting 5.5million views on YouTube.
Meanwhile Richard – one of Piers’ GMB replacements – was last in the TV studio on August 10 when he became embroiled in a furious bust up with politician James Cleverly.
Earlier this year, Richard explained he would be absent from the Good Morning Britain hot seat all summer.
He assured fans he’d be back in the autumn, but admits his short contract doesn’t continue into next year.
Richard told Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch: “Since Piers left, as you know, his chair has been a kind of rotating gig and all sorts of presenters have come in and done it.
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“It is true that of late I’ve kind of risen to the top of that pile I suppose.
“But I don’t know for how long as I’m on quite a short contract.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’ve got quite a big break in the summer, I’m going to France and then I’ll be back quite a lot in the autumn.
“But as for next year I have no idea and that’s fine for me. I’m not chasing it, you know.
“If they turn around and say ‘We’re relaunching the programme and thanks Richard for all the fish but we’re going to use so and so,’ that would be fine with me.”