Happy 70th Judy! We celebrate the TV favourite’s big birthday
As Judy Finnigan celebrates her milestone birthday, we look back through the years
After beginning her career behind the scenes as a researcher in 1974, Judy was later propelled onto our TV screens and soon became a regular fixture on the box.
These days, Judy shuns the spotlight, but – with the help of daughter Chloe – has lost weight and enjoys life as a grandma in Cornwall.
She may have left presenting behind, but TV fans are always happy to see Judy pop up as a guest panellist on shows including ITV’S Loose Women.
Love and marriage
The star fell head over heels for Richard Madeley and the couple have gone from strength to strength since marrying in 1986. Aww!
Judy and hubby Richard became an on screen partnership too, and won legions of fans fronting This Morning from 1998 to 2001.
Proud mum Judy added to her brood – twin sons Dan and Tom with first husband David Henshaw – by welcoming son Jack and daughter Chloe with Richard.
Leaving presenting behind, Judy launched the Richard and Judy Book Club in 2010 and has since gone on to land two bestsellers of her own.