Adil Ray hits back at racist trolls for branding him ‘anti-English’ and ‘too Muslim’ to host Good Morning Britain
The presenter, 46, revealed he has been accused of being ‘anti-English’ and ‘too Muslim’ – but belittled the trolls with a carefree tweet on Wednesday.
He penned: ‘This week on Twitter I’ve been called a lefty liberal, a true Tory, a race-baiter, anti-English, too Muslim and not Muslim enough.
Nonplussed: Adil Ray has hit back at trolls who have targeted him on Twitter since filling in for Piers Morgan, who sensationally quit Good Morning Britain last month
‘Phew! Back on your box next Monday @gmb for the next instalment. Thank you so much for giving us your time and watching. I’m loving every minute!’
Kinder followers replied to this to share their support for Adil.
‘Love watching you on the telly you always come across really well!’ one person replied.
Another penned: ‘You can’t please them all. I think you’ve been brilliant on GMB, looking forward to seeing you back on there next week.’
Hitting back: The presenter, 46, revealed he has been accused of being ‘anti-English’ and ‘too Muslim’ – but belittled the trolls with a carefree tweet on Wednesday
Joke: Adil got a case of the giggles on Wednesday’s episode of Good Morning Britain over his co-host Kate Garraway’s cheeky toast innuendo
During Wednesday’s GMB live broadcast, Adil got a fit of the giggles over his co-host Kate Garraway‘s cheeky toast innuendo.
After returning from an ad break, Kate, 53, had taken a bite of food with Adil telling viewers: ‘I’ll do this bit because Kate’s just eating some toast…’
Finishing her toast, Kate held out her arms and said: ‘I’ve swallowed’.
Unable to hold in his laughter, Adil replied: ‘Oh, you’ve swallowed.’
‘I was ready to go,’ Kate replied.
Quip: inishing her toast, Kate held out her arms and said, ‘I’ve swallowed,’ to which Adil replied, ‘Oh, you’ve swallowed’
Adil then looked at his co-host and mouthed the words ‘I’m sorry’ as they went to a competition.
It comes after Adil took to Twitter on Saturday and revealed he will also be co-hosting with Susanna Reid throughout April.
The broadcaster tweeted: ‘Some news for you….I will be co hosting @gmb throughout the whole of April Mon to Weds, starting this Monday with @kategarraway and with @susannareid100 after the hols.
‘I would love for you to make it your daily wake up if you fancy it! #goodmorningbritain.’
Co-host: It comes after Adil took to Twitter on Saturday and revealed he will also be co-hosting with Susanna Reid throughout April
Adil has been a regular stand-in presenter on Good Morning Britain since 2018 and has previously co-hosted the ITV show with both Susanna, 50, and Kate.
It comes after it was claimed that Susanna is reportedly being lined up as the solo star of Good Morning Britain following Piers’ departure from the breakfast show.
Susanna will allegedly continue her role as host alongside rotating co-stars for the next six months, as bosses rush to ensure she doesn’t follow Piers’ footsteps by quitting.
It’s also been reported that bosses are keen to have Alex Beresford make more regular appearances as GMB’s host, while competition star Andi Peters is also allegedly being lined up for a bigger role.