Good Morning Britain fans cringe during 'AWKWARD' Ade Edmondson chat

‘I don’t know what people want me to say… he’s DEAD’: Good Morning Britain viewers left cringing during ‘AWKWARD’ Ade Edmondson interview as he’s grilled about late pal Rik Mayall

  • The comedian, 62, didn’t take too kindly to the conversation being diverted to Rik, with whom he starred with on The Young Ones and Bottom
  • Snapping at host Ranvir Singh’s inquiry if he still missed Rik, Ade fumed: ‘All I get is people like you bringing him up. We haven’t worked together since 2003’ 
  • Ben Shephard and Ranvir nervously laughed off Ade’s outburst and swiftly continued with the ITV show
  •  Rik Mayall died of a heart attack on 9 June, 2014, aged just 56

Good Morning Britain came to a very awkward end on Friday during an interview with Ade Edmondson in which he was grilled about his late friend Rik Mayall.

The comedian, 62, joined presenters Ranvir Singh and Ben Shephard where he spoke about his new stage show, but he didn’t take too kindly to the conversation being diverted to Rik, who passed away in 2014.

Viewers watching at home rushed to comment on the tense chat, with many cringing fans commenting on the awkward turn of events.

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Tense: Good Morning Britain came to a very awkward end on Friday during an interview with Ade Edmondson, 62,  in which he was grilled about his late friend Rik Mayall (left)

Things started off well as the EastEnders star happily chatted about his upcoming projects.

But things swiftly went down hill as Ranvir mentioned Rik, of whom he attended University with and starred in shows including Bottom and The Young Ones. 

Snapping at Ranvir’s inquiry if he still missed Rik, he fumed: ‘All I get is people like you bringing him up. We haven’t worked together since 2003. He died five years ago and we haven’t worked since then… 


Uncomfortable: Rik joined Ranvir Singh and Ben Shephard where he spoke about his new stage show, but he didn’t take too kindly to talk being diverted to Rik, who passed away in 2014

‘I don’t know what people want me to say about him. He’s dead, and I do miss him, and he’s dead. He’s dead, he’s dead. He’s not here. This is what happens.’ 

Hosts Ben and Ranvir nervously laughed off Ade’s outburst and swiftly continued with the ITV show. 

Fans watching at home were quick to comment on the exchange with many remarking how ‘uncomfortable’ it was. 

Innocent question? But things swiftly went down hill as Ranvir mentioned Rik, of whom he attended University with and starred in shows including Bottom and The Young Ones

Awkward: All I get is people like you bringing him up. We haven’t worked together since 2003. He died five years ago and we haven’t worked since then’

One viewer wrote on Twitter: ‘Asking @AdrianEdmondson if he misses his best mate…..journalist never fail to amaze me! Of course he misses his best mate. Jesus!’

While another remarked: ‘Little bit awkward there Ranvir.’ 

A third watcher commented: ‘Ade got a bit tetchy at the mention of Rick.’

‘Is it me or was that awkward when Ranvir asked @AdrianEdmondson if he missed Rik Mayall?’ questioned a fourth.

Friend: Rik Mayall died of a heart attack on 9 June, 2014, aged just 56 

‘Bit uncomfortable the way he’s talking about rick mayal was there any need to say he is dead so many times’ [sic] tweeted a fifth person.

With another adding: ‘What a stupid question. Do you still miss your dead friend?’

In 2017, Ade, who is married to Jennifer Saunders, opened up about Rik’s death and that of other friends.

Cringe: Fans watching at home were quick to comment on the exchange with many remarking how ‘uncomfortable’ it was

He told Event magazine: ‘I had bucketloads of death happening at once. Really close chums. And nothing prepares you for that.

‘Rik and I were like brothers. We were family… You can have rows in families and it’s OK. It was always OK with Rik, because the friendship was so solid.

‘Rik’s death was easier for me to deal with than the two friends who committed suicide. There was a reason Rik died. He had a heart attack. The difficulty with suicide is you just don’t really know why.I had no idea things had got so bad for my friends. You blame yourself for not knowing, for not being there, for not helping. It’s very hard to deal with.’

Memory: In 2017, Ade, who is married to Jennifer Saunders, opened up about Rik’s death and that of other friends [pictured in 1991]

Touching: ‘Rik and I were like brothers. We were family… You can have rows in families and it’s OK. It was always OK with Rik, because the friendship was so solid’ [pictured in 2012]

 

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