Judy Finnigan

Judith Adele Finnigan is an English television presenter and writer. She co-presented ITV’s This Morning and the Channel 4 chat show, Richard & Judy. Her debut novel Eloise, published in 2012, was a Sunday Times bestseller.

About Judy Finnigan in brief

Summary Judy FinniganJudith Adele Finnigan is an English television presenter and writer. She co-presented ITV’s This Morning and the Channel 4 chat show, Richard & Judy. Her debut novel Eloise, published in 2012, was a Sunday Times bestseller. Her second novel, I Do Not Sleep, was published in 2015. She and husband Richard Madeley hosted This Morning on ITV from 1988 until 2001. The couple’s best known programme was This Morning, which they hosted from 1988 to 2001. In December 2000, at the 6th National Television Awards, This Morning won the Daytime Programme category. Finnigan suffered a wardrobe malfunction which exposed her bra and breast to the audience at the Royal Albert Hall and millions of television viewers. In October 2013, they were guests for the show’s 25th birthday show live from the Albert Dock in Liverpool – the original home of This Morning.

In July 2008, Finnigan finally underwent a long-awaited knee operation and took a short leave of absence from the show to recuperate fully from the surgery. During this time, Madeley was joined by guest presenters Emma Bunton and Myleene Klass and on 23 July, he presented the episode by himself. On 22 August 2008, the couple’s Channel 4 series aired its final episode. After seven years at Channel 4, Finnigans and Madeley began hosting a topical prime-time chat show on UKTV’s new digital channel, Watch. From October 2008, Richard and Judy’s New Position aired on UK TV.