Good Morning Britain fans slam 'rude' Richard Madeley as he mocks Scarlett Moffatt over her driving tests

GOOD Morning Britain star Richard Madeley came under fire from viewers today for an interview with Scarlett Moffatt.

The daytime TV star grilled the former Gogglebox favourite, 31, on religion and mocked the number of times she took her driving test.

He said: "You have failed your driving test 13 times. Today you go for your 14th theoretical test.

"Why do you keep failing? Thirteen times is a heck of a lot of failures."

Scarlett replied:"Yeah, I don't know. If I knew that, I probably wouldn't be failing, Richard."

He then showed her a sign showing a windsock asking: "What does this symbol mean?" She replied correctly: "Side winds."

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His remarks didn't go down well with some fans, with one tweeting: "Does Richard Madeley enjoy being rude and condescending to people? Poor Scarlett Moffat!!"

Another wrote: "Ooh Richard madeley not everyone can pass their driving tests with ease, what’s Scarlett doing wrong! Wow could be a nerves , anything, how patronising you are."

A third posted: "Madely laughing at Scarlett s failures and he lost on the chase and only lasted 5 minutes in the celebrity jungle."

One other told her: "Go Scarlett don’t let anyone get you down. No one has a right to tell you what to do or criticise you. You are a lovely lady."

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Richard later quizzed Scarlett about her religious beliefs, counting out his questions on his fingers.

He asked her: "What do you believe now then, Scarlett? Let's go for the treble. Hang on.

"Do you believe in God? Do you believe in an afterlife in heaven? And do you believe that Jesus was the son of God?"

After a long pause, she replied: "So I would say that I am a Christian, yes."

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Scarlett is one of the stars appearing on BBC2's Pilgrimage, which sees her take a religious and spiritual journey.

She is joined on the trip by Changing Rooms' Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, cricket star Monty Panesar and former Emmerdale actress Louisa Clein.

Richard is hosting Good Morning Britain alongside Kate Garraway this week as Susanna Reid takes time off for Easter.

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