Richard Arnold slayed in a corset and minuscule leather underwear on Friday’s episode of Good Morning Britain, but some viewers were unimpressed.
Celebrating the Rocky Horror Show’s ongoing run at London’s Peacock Theatre and imminent UK tour, the showbiz host was costumed to impress for a special segment about the production.
In the video package, he appeared in full costume to discuss the iconic production with Ore Oduba (who portrays Brad), a former Strictly star who plays Brad.
He also learned how to perform the Time Warp with the assistance of assistant choreographer Andrew Ahern.
‘Rocky Horror just embraces everybody in their true uniqueness, their true originality. They are free to express themselves completely. I don’t know why you’re pointing at me,’ Ore laughed, gesturing at Richard. ‘Because this is a full expression of a man who’s truly himself.’
The presenter, who is no novice to making people blush on GMB, quipped, “Who left his problems and most of his clothes at the door.”
Back in the studio, Richard joked that they had shown the ‘breakfast friendly version’, and Charlotte Hawkins said: ‘I love the fact that you threw yourself into it.’
‘It’s been years since I’ve seen your nipples,’ Ben Shephard teased, while Richard quickly replied: ‘You only have to ask!’
Contrary to Rocky Horror’s message of acceptance and inclusion, it appears that not everyone received the notification, as some social media users complained about the amusing display.
‘It is very inappropriate to show richard arnold in a corset first thing in the morning. put me right off my breakfats (sic),’ ranted one viewer.
Someone else – who is definitely not a prude – tweeted: ‘I’m no prude but do we really need to see Richard Arnold in a pair of knickers, basque, stockings and suspenders and heels?’
‘@GMB was there any need for Richard Arnold in corset, suspenders & feather boa at 7.30 in the morning? 🤦🏼♀️ – for Christ sake!! 🤦🏼♀️ you need a morning watershed,’ claimed another viewer.
Additionally, the answer is sure. Next time he should wear it to the studio.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV1.