Is Richard Madeley taking part in The Circle, when did the GMB presenter marry wife Judy Finnigan and who’s their daughter Chloe?

Is Richard Madeley taking part in The Circle, when did the GMB presenter marry wife Judy Finnigan and who’s their daughter Chloe?

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RICHARD Madeley is a household name in Britain thanks to a long career in broadcasting and TV presenting.

Judy’s other half is now taking on the challenge of a lifetime when he competes on The Circle – here’s the lowdown on Rich…

Richard Madeley is a well know British broadcaster
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When is Richard Madeley

Richard joins the cast of The Circle as a player when the show kicks off TONIGHT (September 24, 2019) at 9.15pm on Channel 4.

It’s been revealed he won’t be playing as himself, instead, it’s up to the show’s viewers to decide his profile by voting on The Circle app.

Talking about why he wanted to get involved with the series, he said: “This is genuinely different. I was aware of the programme. I’d seen a little bit of the last series, and I read quite a lot about it. I was quite intrigued by it at the time and it got some very interesting write-ups.

“It’s not your normal reality show. It’s got quite a lot going for it intellectually as well as being a lot of fun.”

Richard is part of the cast of The Circle
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What is Richard Madeley’s background?

Richard Holt Madeley, 62, 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.

Together they hosted This Morning from 1988 until 2001.

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

Since the show ended Richard has gone solo.

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

Richard has also made the switch to radio and presents his own show on Radio 2, Madeley on Sunday.

Richard is a successful writer and has written three novels so far.

Since 2018 Richard has hosted Good Morning Britain when Piers Morgan is on holiday.

Richard with his wife Judy and their children, Jack and Chloe
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When did Richard Madeley marry Judy Finnigan and how many children do they have?

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.

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

Chloe, 31,  is a celebrity in her own right and has appeared on TV shows like The Jump and Dancing On Ice.

Richard Madeley was compared to Alan Patridge again today after he tried to outplay Def Leppard star Joe on the guitar
Richard has become a regular host on Good Morning Britain 
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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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