RICHARD MADELEY baffled Good Morning Britain viewers by bizarrely calling England hero Chloe Kelly “Coco” during their interview.
Kelly, 24, appeared on the show after gaining legendary status by scoring the Lionesses’ Euro 2022 winner against Germany on Sunday.
Viewers were loving the opportunity to hear from the Manchester City ace, although many came away feeling weirded out by Madeley.
Thanking Kelly, scorer of the goal that ended 56 years of hurt, for coming – the 66-year-old said: “Chloe – or ‘Coco’ as I call my daughter Chloe – Coco, thank you very much indeed for coming in.”
While smiling, Kelly clearly looked as baffled as everyone else by the statement.
Fans online slated Madeley for his weird words, with one writing: “Richard Madeley is creepy.”
A second tweeted: “Richard calling that lioness footballer the same nickname he calls his daughter is just creepy and totally inappropriate.”
Another added: “How about Madeley Coco the Clown.”
While a fourth posted: “Richard Madeley wrapping up his interview with Chloe Kelly by calling her ‘Coco’ “because that’s what I call MY daughter Chloe” is exactly the sort of high level awkward cringe I can’t cope with today.”
The veteran presenter only returned to screens yesterday after a three-week holiday.
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Even Madeley’s strange comment won’t come close to spoiling Kelly’s dream week.
After writing her name into English folklore, the forward and her team-mates partied long into Sunday night.
They were then greeted by thousands of joyous fans at Trafalgar Square for a parade on Monday morning.
Kelly’s success comes in a career that has seen her have to battle back from numerous setbacks.
She went from strength to strength despite being discarded by Arsenal – going on to thrive at Everton before joining Man City in 2020.
Kelly suffered a horrific knee injury in May 2021, causing her to miss the Tokyo Olympics.
But the prospect of returning for her home Euro would inspire her during rehab, as she returned in April this year.