Richard on 'cure' to rows with Judy
Richard Madeley has revealed that working together with his wife Judy Finnigan on live television helped their relationship when they suffered arguments.
During the first episode of Chloe Madeley: A Family Affair on ITVX, the Good Morning Britain presenter spoke to his daughter about his 35-year marriage.
When asked whether it was “hard” being married and doing the same thing with the same person every day, Richard gave a very simple answer.
“Well, I mean, sometimes, you’d have a row. And you’d get to work not talking,” he started.
“But the show was a cure.”
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He added: “I mean, it wasn’t, like, false, you actually did genuinely have to come on and do the double act.
“You would find that within maybe 15, 20 minutes of going on air…
Chloe interupted: “The ice thawed,” to which Richard continued: “You’d just forgotten all about it because you were both focusing on the job.
“And so it was a very good way of processing a row.”
Richard has been married to Judy Finnigan since 1986 and presented numerous shows alongside her, including This Morning and Richard & Judy.
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In other news, Richard has recently shared that he is still in contact with ex-ITV presenter Phillip Schofield after he sensationally quit This Morning.
Phillip stepped down from the ITV daytime show in May this year after he admitted that he had an affair with a younger colleague.
Richard, who worked on This Morning until 2001, apparently still speaks to Phillip.
According to The Sun, he believes that Phillip’s exit was “savage and brutal”.
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