She added: “But what I’ve been working on the people calling me up to talk to me about loneliness are local radio stations.
“And the people who depend on them and listen to them.”
Richard pushed on: “So, you want to save the BBC in the exact form it is and you Madeline want the BBC to be paired down and -“
Madeline interrupted: “No, no I don’t. I think the BBC could thrive over a subscription model and go from strength to strength and in some ways, the license fee has been a bit of a straight jacket.”
Good Morning Britain continues on ITV tomorrow at 6am.