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When most people still have the working day ahead of them, Richard Arnold has already done a 3-hour shift on breakfast television.

As the entertainment editor at ITV's Good Morning Britain, Arnold reports daily on all of the showbiz news to over half a million viewers. 

He values the variety his job offers, from interviewing music stars to Hollywood royalty, working at the most sought-after award shows and premieres, as well as often getting to know the viewers personally. 

However, his role requires a lot more than a passion for showbiz news. Just like other specialisms within journalism, his role requires patience, an ability to work under pressure and advanced people skills – useful for discussing sensitive issues or getting more information out of interviewees. 

Arnold notes the importance of preparation to ensure that reporters are ready for whatever is thrown at them. 

Watch the video with Richard Arnold below. 


Additional video footage from Good Morning Britain. 

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