Who Is Richard Gaisford? All About Good Morning Britain Correspondent Who Is Rushed To Hospital For Emergency Surgery

ITV's Good Morning Britain correspondent Richard Gaisford has been rushed for emergency surgery. His post on social media thanked the NHS for the care.

Updated on Feb 26, 2024  |  06:21 PM IST |  99.3K
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Everything to know about Richard Gaisford as he rushes to hospital (PC: Instagram)
Key Highlight
  • Richard Gaisford undergoes emergency surgery
  • Gaisford's career spans over 20 years, covering events like the Olympics

Richard Gaisford, a well-known correspondent on ITV's breakfast show, Good Morning Britain, was unexpectedly rushed to the hospital on Sunday, February 26, for emergency surgery. The 51-year-old journalist shared the news of his sudden hospitalization on his social media handle, expressing his gratitude towards the National Health Services (NHS) for their "amazing care" and the "spot of emergency surgery" he received.

A long-standing career at ITV

Richard Gaisford has been a familiar face on ITV for over two decades. He began his journey with the channel in 2000 as a correspondent on GMTV. After the show was replaced by Daybreak, Gaisford continued his role as a chief correspondent. 

When Daybreak came to an end in 2014, he transitioned to Good Morning Britain, where he currently serves as the Chief Correspondent and occasional news reporter on the ITV Lunchtime News.

Gaisford's career has been marked by diverse reporting, including sports coverage. He anchored GMTV's Olympic coverage in 2008 and reported on the FIFA World Cup in 2010. 

In 2011, Gaisford was selected by ITV to accompany Prince William and Kate Middleton on their first Royal Tour to Canada. He has also covered significant events, such as the funerals of Nelson Mandela and Pope John Paul II.


 Richard Gaisford (PC: Instagram)

Family and social media presence

While Gaisford is married, there is limited information available about his personal life. His brother, Steve Gaisford, is a former journalist who worked for Sky News and currently serves as the Communications Lead at the Minderoo Foundation. Richard Gaisford is active on social media, with a large following on platforms like X and Instagram.

 Richard Gaisford (PC: Instagram)

Well-wishes and recovery

Following Gaisford's announcement of his hospitalization, his colleagues on Good Morning Britain, Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley, extended their well-wishes for his recovery on-air. 

In the episode, Reid mentioned that Gaisford had been dealing with an infection, and when antibiotics failed to resolve the issue, he sought a check-up at the hospital. However, he was informed that emergency surgery was necessary.

Richard Gaisford's sudden hospitalization has brought attention to the importance of health and well-being, even for those in the public eye. As he continues his recovery, the journalist's colleagues, fans, and the broader ITV community are sending their thoughts and prayers for his swift return to health

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What caused Richard Gaisford's hospitalization?
An infection that antibiotics couldn't treat led to the need for emergency surgery.

How long has Richard Gaisford worked for ITV?
Gaisford has been with ITV for over 20 years, starting as a correspondent on GMTV in 2000.

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