GMB fans distracted by Richard Bacons home as they joke it looks like prison

Good Morning Britain fans seemed to be more concerned about Richard's "prison-like" home, than they were about the important conversion surrounding cancel culture.

The 46-year-old presenter appeared on the ITV breakfast programme to launch his new Channel 4 documentary that aims to explore how social media has become a toxic arena for public shaming.

During the chat, viewers became distracted by the TV veteran's background which happened to be his LA home that he shares with his wife Rebecca and two children.

Those who had tuned in, took to Twitter to chime their views about his empty looking place.

One tweet read: "Richard grab the sink and throw it out the window and escape!"

Another person joked: "Is Richard in a homeless shelter?"

While a third remarked: "Is Richard Bacon is Shawshank prison?"

Meanwhile, on Thursday's episode of GMB, Richard hailed competition presenter Andi Peters for saving his on-screen career.

Richard explained to viewers that Andi had given him an opportunity to host the Big Breakfast after he'd been axed from Blue Peter for snorting cocaine in 1998.

The TV star explained to hosts Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard: "Andi likes to take credit for that, but he actually deserves the credit because that's what happened."

Having been an early example of what is now known as "cancel culture" Richard has fronted a new documentary with Channel 4 to support freedom of speech.

Talking on the ITV programme, he said: "I was cancelled in a sense of the phrase, but cancel culture as a term has only been around for a few years.

"And that was being cancelled. You do need someone to put faith in you and put their arm around you and support you.

"You see people lose their job at 25 for writing a homophobic tweet as a teen and that's not fair.

"I've always thought those examples you hear a lot are too much, being held to account for opinions you had at 15."

He went on: "There are a vocal minority of people who are sanctimonious and want to take people down.

"But most people are interested in consequence culture where people can learn from their mistakes.

"I've got kids who are about to become teenagers and they're entering a world that is a minefield, and part of this documentary was to make it easier for them to understand the public shaming, and when you are publicly shamed as a young person it is very hard to deal with."

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.

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