Richard Madeley makes viewers cringe by calling England star Chloe Kelly ‘Coco’

Richard Madeley created an awkward moment on Good Morning Britain after calling England star Chloe Kelly ‘Coco’ at the end of an interview.

Kelly was part of the women’s team that captivated the nation with their victory at Euro 2022. The Lionesses won their first European championships by beating traditional rivals Germany 2-1 at Wembley.

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After a goalless first half, England took the lead around the hour mark via a wonderful Ella Toone lob. However, Germany responded to the setback well and equalised via Lina Magull’s clinical finish. As in the men’s final in 2021, Euro 2022 went into extra time.

Both sides pushed in search of a winner rather than settling for penalties. Following a penalty box scramble, Chloe Kelly became England’s hero as she poked home from six yards out. Her iconic celebration sent Wembley into a frenzy, and the Lionesses saw out the rest of extra-time to claim the crown.

Last season, Chloe Kelly could only dream of such a scenario. Her comeback from injury is nothing short of incredible.

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In May 2021, the Manchester City forward suffered a devastating injury. Kelly had damaged her right anterior cruciate ligament, meaning that she was out of action for months on end. Before this, the 24-year-old was a rising star of the game.

She had joined City from Everton in 2020 and immediately set about scoring goals. Leading the line, Kelly scored 16 goals in 34 matches, winning the Women’s FA Cup with the Citizens in the process. In addition, she also gained the honour of a selection in the PFA Women’s Super League team of the year.

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Unfortunately, the ACL injury took away most of Kelly’s 2021/22 as she went through rehab. As a result, she made just five appearances last season, scoring once. But now that she was fit and firing,  the Man City forward was able to make the squad for the Euros.

At the tournament, Kelly was used solely as a substitute, coming on in every single one of England’s games. The final was her defining moment, though, as her winning goal capped off an extraordinary personal redemption.

Of course, with the glory comes media attention. But Chloe Kelly likely did not expect such a cringe-worthy appearance on Good Morning Britain with Richard Madeley.

Richard Madeley makes viewers uncomfortable with Chloe Kelly nickname

GMB presenters Richard Madeley and Kate Garraway were talking to the Manchester City striker about her amazing feats last Sunday. As the chat drew to a close, Madeley decided to give an unnecessary piece of information and make everyone feel uncomfortable.

“Chloe – or Coco, as I call my daughter Chloe – Coco, thank you very much for coming in.”

Kelly kept her response polite, thanking them for having her on the show, but clearly felt awkward at the interaction. On social media, viewers were quick to call out the presenter for his odd sign-off.

“Richard Madeley is such a weird f*****g person,” fumed one viewer. “Calling Chloe Kelly ‘Coco’ on national TV with the reasoning of ‘that’s what I call my daughter’. So what? Chloe Kelly isn’t your daughter.

“Delusional, almost like he’s trying to be a part of her moment. F*****g creepy.”

Another Twitter user expressed their awkwardness at the whole scene.

“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.”

Fair play to Chloe Kelly for handling the situation in such a composed manner.

Featured image credit: The Independent/Good Morning Britain