Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley send best wishes to GMB co-star after emergency hospital dash

Good Morning Britain hosts Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley shared a health update with viewers after a colleague had to undergo emergency surgery over the weekend.

Reid said they were sending Chief Correspondent Richard Gaisford “our very best wishes” as he recovered in hospital from an infection which led to him needing urgent treatment.

Gaisford had revealed his ordeal in a post on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, on Sunday.

Alongside a picture of himself wearing a hospital gown in bed, he also praised the NHS staff who had been taking care of him, describing his treatment as “first class”.

Speaking on the ITV breakfast show on Monday, Reid said she hoped he would have a "swift recovery", with Madeley adding: "Get well soon mate."

"Not quite the Sunday I’d planned. Many thanks to the incredible team @PHU_NHS for amazing care and a spot of emergency surgery,” Gaisford’s social media post had read.

"NHS at its very best. I realise there are untold pressures at the moment, but the service I received was first class and hugely appreciated." He finishes by writing "NHS" with a heart emoji.

His X followers including some of his GMB co-stars were quick to offer their well wishes, including Laura Tobin who wrote: "Take care x,"

While Marverine Cole said: "Flip! Hope you're AOK now??"

Gaisford did not appear on Monday’s show and it is unknown at this time when he will be back on air.

The Standard has contacted a representative for Good Morning Britain.