They were the ultimate power presenting duo of the 1990s.
But now Judy Finnigan is branching out on her own after being announced as the newest member of the Loose Women panel.
WHAT ABOUT RICHARD?
The 66-year-old will take her seat alongside the other ladies when the new series kicks off on Monday… despite recently claiming that she was done with presenting.
While she’s spent most of her career hosting alongside her hubbie, it seems that Judy is ready to go it alone although she will have the support of the other newbies.
We still love you, Richard.
The former This Morning star will be joined by Penny Lancaster, Sharon Osbourne and Carol Vorderman in a major revamp after regulars Denise Welch, Carol McGiffin and Jane McDonald left.
After a year of flagging ratings, it seems that the show’s new editor Martin Frizell is trying to mix things up a bit with some fresh blood and more controversial chats.
Hmm – we’re not *entirely* sure that we want an intimate insight into Richard and Judy’s sex life.
Just last year Judy claimed that she didn’t miss being on TV as she actually hated being in the limelight.
She said: “I never felt secure on television and don’t miss it at all. I didn’t like being in the limelight, and at times it felt as if I was on a treadmill. TV sucked the life out of me.
“Richard still works on his TV projects because he’s much more gregarious than me and loves the spotlight, but I’ve given all that up now.”
Just last month, Richard reiterated what his wife said, admitting that the pair would never work on TV together again after ‘Richard and Judy’ came to an end in 2009.
He said: “When we stopped, we agreed that we never wanted to do that again. Judy has completely withdrawn from broadcasting.
“She’s not interested in going back to any other series. She’s now a full-time writer and halfway through her second novel.”
Talking about her decision to join the Loose Woman team, she said: “I know I said I wouldn’t go back on the telly, but actually I’m looking forward to occasionally contributing to lively conversations between a group of outspoken and intelligent women.”
Looks like she had a rather drastic change of heart!
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