Richard Madeley will never work with Judy Finnigan again
Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan will never present another TV show together.
The much-loved duo rose to fame fronting ITV's 'This Morning' from 1988 to 2001 and were a hit with viewers on their daily chat show 'Richard & Judy' from 2001 to 2009, but Richard said they'll never reprise the winning formula because "enough is enough".
When quizzed on the matter by Ruth Langsford - who followed in the footsteps of Richard and Judy and now presents 'This Morning' part-time with her husband Eammon Holmes - he said: "It's just not gonna happen. We did it for 21 years. We did 13 on 'This Morning'. We did seven and a half on Channel 4 and we were doing local news together before that. Enough is enough. And you should quit when you're ahead I think."
Judy, 68, has kept a low-profile on TV since their eponymous daytime show ended but her 60-year-old spouse is determined to keep on doing what he loves.
He said: "I'm doing the 'One Show', so I'm basically popping around and I keep my hand in and that's enough."
Meanwhile, Judy revealed last year that "sexism" in the media industry used to make her angry and it was the differing treatment between her and Richard that constantly ticked her off.
She explained: "Sexism in TV certainly was absolutely rampant.
"I don't just mean sexual sexism, but stuff like we'd be doing 'This Morning' from Liverpool, say, and if something really dramatic happened in the world there would be a newsflash.
"The director would come through from the gallery and say, 'ITN want to come to us in two minutes, so when I tell you, Richard, will you hand over to ITN.' It was always Richard."
"I was furious because I was as much a journalist as him but they automatically thought the person to hand over to in a crisis was a man, so we had a few words."