Good Morning Britain's Richard Madeley and Susanna Reid have both slammed Chris Rock for being "rude", with Richard even saying he's the "rudest" person he has interviewed.
Chatting to his co-host Susanna, the former Richard and Judy star, 66, brutally slammed the comedian who got slapped by Will Smith during last year's Oscars.
Last year during the Oscars, which took place on March 27, 2022, Hollywood actor Will slapped Chris Rock after he made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's appearance.
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Last year while hosting the Oscars, Chris joked: "Jada, I love you. GI Jane 2, can’t wait to see you," which referred to Jada's shaved head.
Will then leapt out of his seat, walked up on stage and slapped Chris, which left the comedian saying: "Wow! Wow. Will Smith just smacked the s*** out of me."
Chatting on Good Morning Britain about comedian Chris, both Richard and Susanna agreed that he was "rude", with Susanna even labelling him "a thoroughly unpleasant piece of work".
Susanna, 52, recalled how she interviewed the comedian alongside actor Ben Stiller when the pair were promoting animated movie Madagascar.
Susanna said of the comedian: "He was just consistently unbelievably rude."
While Richard said: "I’m not defending what happened to him, it’s wrong, completely wrong. But in 50 years in this game, he is the rudest man I’ve ever had to interview, Chris Rock."
This comes as the film industry gears up for the 95th Academy Awards, which will take place on March 13, marking almost one year since the slapping incident took place.
Earlier this week Richard Williams, the father of tennis world champions Serena and Venus Williams, who was played by Will Smith in the film King Richard, defended the actor.
The tennis coach revealed that he would "always stand by him [Will]" despite him slapping Chris.
Speaking on GMB he said: "I don’t see nothing wrong with that."
Adding: "I don't feel sorry for no one," in relation to Chris getting slapped, urging: "It’s time for everyone to forgive Will Smith."
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am
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