At GMB today, Richard Madeley and Kate Garraway caught up with Lionesses heroine Chloe Kelly to discuss England’s Euro 2022 win on Sunday.
However, Richard’s behavior during the interview made some viewers cringe, with many taking to Twitter to slam the 66-year-old.
Chloe Kelly at GMB today
During today’s edition of Good Morning Britain, Richard and Kate welcomed Chloe to the show.
Chloe, of course, scored the winning goal in Sunday’s final between England and Germany.
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During the show, Chloe spoke about the goal to win and the impact the England women’s team has made after winning a major trophy.
However, it was what Richard said at the end of the show that caught viewers’ attention.
“Chloe, or ‘Coco’ as I call my daughter Chloe, Coco, thank you for coming in,” he said. Chloe just smiled back politely.
Viewers react to Richard Madeley’s comment
Many viewers found Richard’s nickname for Chloe quite odd, and shocked some.
“Richard calling this lioness soccer player the same nickname he gives his daughter is just creepy and totally inappropriate. Her name is Chloe not Coco!” one viewer tweeted.
“Richard calls Chloe Kelly Coco [vomit emoji]’ wrote another.
“Richard Madeley is creepy, You just DON’T call Chloe Kelly “Coco” because that’s what you name YOUR daughter who’s name is Chloe. Show respect you Creep!!” a third scolded.
“Still trying to understand why Richard Madeley felt it appropriate to call Chloe Kelly ‘Coco’ just because he calls his daughter that?!?” another tweeted.
“Richard, that sounded really scary,” a fifth winced.
Chloe talks about the Lionesses’ victory at GMB today
Elsewhere in the interview, Chloe spoke about the incredible performance of her and the other Lionesses.
“It hasn’t leveled off yet,” said the 24-year-old. “I think I just live in the moment and don’t look at my phone too much.”
Speaking of manager, Sarina Wiegman, she said: “She’s an amazing woman, honestly. The girls – we love them.”
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Discussing the goal she scored, she said everything was blurry until “I took my shirt off”.
Chloe then spoke about taking off her jersey to celebrate the goal – a moment already being described as iconic.
“Just in that moment, everything is blurry, and you’re celebrating for what the moment is,” she said. “And not [thinking] May I take off my shirt?”.
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