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Judy Finnigan bans Richard Madeley from Strictly Come Dancing

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Judy Finnigan bans Richard Madeley from Strictly Come Dancing

Judy Finnigan has "banned" her husband Richard Madeley from appearing on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 'Loose Women' panellist - who has been married to Richard since 1986 - has revealed she and their children Chloe, 27, and Jack, 29, have forbidden him from taking part in the BBC One celebrity dance contest.

She said: "The idea of him doing 'Strictly' for me and the kids was just so spine-tinglingly embarrassing. We've banned him."

The 67-year-old star - who presented ITV's 'This Morning' with Richard from 1988 to 2001 and their own daily chat show 'Richard & Judy' from 2001 to 2009 - revealed the ban after ruling herself out of the competition due to ruptured cruciate ligaments.

However, Judy confessed Richard, 59, would go ahead without asking her permission if he really wanted to do it.

She told BBC Radio 5 Live: "He wouldn't ask me if he should do it. He might mention it - there would be a huge collective sigh around the table. 'Oh no, oh no, you're not going to do that are you?' I'd be saying, 'Oh no, oh no, please don't."