How old is Richard Madeley and when did he host This Morning?

RICHARD Madeley is a national household name thanks to his long-standing career in broadcasting and TV.

With a legion of fans, the telly star has continued to be a popular face on the box throughout his time in showbiz.

 Richard Madeley is a well known British broadcaster
Richard Madeley is a well known British broadcasterCredit: Rex

How old is Richard Madeley?

Richard Holt Madeley, 65, was born May 13, 1956, and is a British television presenter, journalist, columnist and novelist.

He is well known for being a presenting duo with his wife Judy Finnigan.

Richard has hosted many TV shows including Fortune: Million Pound Giveaway, Have I Got News for You, Cluedo, Connections and Runway.

The TV host has also made the switch to radio and presents his own show on Radio 2 – Madeley on Sunday.

And The Sun have exclusively revealed that he will replace Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain.

 Richard and Judy famously hosted This Morning


Richard and Judy famously hosted This MorningCredit: Granada Television

When did Richard Madeley host This Morning?

Richard and wife Judy hosted This Morning from 1988 until 2001.

After this, they fronted chat show Richard & Judy on Channel 4 until 2009.

Much to fans’ delight, the couple presented This Morning as a one-off special in October 2019.

 Richard has proved himself to be TV gold over the years
Richard has proved himself to be TV gold over the yearsCredit: Handout

How many times has Richard Madeley been married?

Richard has been married twice.

His first marriage to Lynda Hooley only lasted five years (1977 to 1983) before the couple were divorced.

Richard has since stated that he believes the marriage was a mistake, and he had ten affairs during that time.

He met Judy Finnigan in 1982 when they worked on separate programmes for Granada TV.

The famous pair married in 1986 in Manchester.

 Richard with his wife Judy and their children, Jack and Chloe


Richard with his wife Judy and their children, Jack and ChloeCredit: Getty – Contributor

How many children do Richard and Judy have?

They have two children together Jack (born 1986) and Chloe (born 1987).

Chloe is a celebrity in her own right and has appeared on TV shows like The Jump and Dancing On Ice.

Judy also has twin sons – Dan and Tom (born 1977) – from her first marriage with journalist David Henshaw.

 Richard has become a regular host on Good Morning Britain


Richard has become a regular host on Good Morning BritainCredit: Rex Features

Is Richard Madeley replacing Piers Morgan on GMB?

Since 2017 Richard has been a substitute host on Good Morning Britain and is strongly tipped to bag the role full time after Piers Morgan quit.

He told The Sun earlier in June 2021: “Good Morning Britain, it’s a good show to do. It suits me and, yeah, I think I suit it.”

We revealed in April 2021 how Richard had become the front-runner for the plum role, with bosses looking to extend the deal if he proved a hit.

Does the Richard and Judy Book Club still exist?

During their time on the Richard & Judy show, they introduced the Book Club.

This segment of the show featured literature by new and unknown writers.

One book was reviewed each week and the winner, named Read of the Year, was announced at an awards ceremony.

After the show ended the Book Club lived on, and you can still buy Richard and Judy recommended books in WH Smith.


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