RICHARD Madeley has fumed about the moment he was almost knocked down by an electric scooter last week.
The 65-year-old – who is a guest host on Good Morning Britain – told about the near-miss on a busy London street by a scooter travelling at 15mph through crowds.
He told his co-host Susanna Reid: “Have you had a close encounter with one of these things, because I have.
“I was almost knocked over by one in Central London about a week ago.
“It was somebody on the pavement, a big block, big weighty bloke who was going 15mph.
“He was weaving through people and nearly hit me. I was furious.”
“Don’t get me started on scooters,” he sighed.
Richard and Susanna were discussing electric scooter following the launch of a 12-month Government-backed rental trial in London.
E-scooter riders must follow rules similar to cyclists – helmets are recommended but not mandatory, and riding on the pavement is illegal.
If stopped by police, riders face a £300 fixed penalty notice and six points on their driving licence.
Richard is stepping in as guest host alongside Susanna this week – following Adil Ray and Alastair Campbell’s stints on the show.
The TV stalwart has been a stand-in presenter on the ITV show since 2017.
But he hopes to become a more permanent fixture, telling The Sun: “I’m ready to be the new Piers Morgan.”
Piers quit earlier this year over his comments about Meghan Markle when he refused to apologise on air.