Richard Madeley

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Richard Madeley

Richard Madeley

Who is Richard Madeley?

Richard Madeley is a television presenter, author, and journalist. Richard Madeley is one of three relief presenters for ITV’s Good Morning Britain. He has also appeared on This Morning with his wife, Judy Finnigan.

Early Life and Childhood

Richard Madeley was born on May 13, 1956, in Romford, Essex, England, in the United Kingdom. Richard’s age is 66.

Richard is the son of Christopher Holt Madeley and Mary Claire Madeley. Furthermore, his father was a well-known journalist, and his mother was born in Canada.

Unfortunately, his father died at the age of 49 while Richard was on his honeymoon.

Education Details

Richard Madeley transferred to Shenfield High School in Brentwood from Coopers’ Company School when he was 14 years old.

Richard also earned a college diploma from Harlow College.

Professional Career

Since August 2017, Madeley has worked as a relief presenter on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, a breakfast show.

In February 2022, Richard faced backlash from the Good Morning Britain Fans after he questioned whether the death threats experienced by Keith Starmer were ‘that a big deal’.

However, this is not the first time he has faced backlash from fans; in October 20121, Richard was chastised by BGMB fans for commenting on Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, during the Earth ShotPrize Awards.

Furthermore, while working for Good Morning Britain, Richard was appointed as The Telegraph’s agony uncle to succeed Graham Norton.

Previously, from 1988 to 2001, he was the co-host of This Morning with his wife Judy. However, the pair did leave ITV to work for Channel 4 as the hosts of Richard and Judy.

Richard Madeley
Richard Madeley posing for a picture. Source: polificnorth

Richard and his wife apologized live on-air in 2007 after discovering a TV quiz phone scam involving the daily phone-in competition You Say We Pay while working for Channel 4.

Following their time at Channel 4, Richard and his wife presented Richard and Judy’s New Position for Watch. However, due to low viewership, the show was canceled in May 2009.

Net Worth and Salary

Richard Madeley’s annual salary is $100,000.

It is undeniable that Richard has amassed substantial career earnings over the years with no reservations. Richard earns $2.5 million per year.

Relationship Status

Richard Madeley married his wife Judy Finnigan in Manchester in 1986. Richard’s wife is a writer and television presenter from England.

They met in 1982 while working on separate shows for Granada Television. Both Richard and Finnigan were in their first marriages at the time.

He and his wife also have two children, Jack Christopher, born in 1986, and Chloe Susannah, born in 1987.

Furthermore, Richard is the stepfather of Finnegan’s twin sons from her previous marriage. The couple currently lives in Manchester, but they have a second home in Polperro, Cornwall.

Richard previously married his first wife when he was 21 years old. The marriage, however, ended in divorce five years later, when he was 26 years old.

He also admitted that the marriage was a mistake because he had ten affairs during this time period.

Body Measurements

He is a tall man. Richard stands 6 feet 2 inches tall ( approx 1.88m ).

Social Media

His Instagram handle is @richardmadeleyofficial.

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  • He and his wife Judy Finnigan have been married since 1986.
  • Get Me Out of Here! premiered in November 2021 on the twenty-first series after he became ill and was rushed to the hospital.
  • Richard earns $2.5 million per year.
  • His father died at the age of 49 while Richard was on his honeymoon.
  • Richard stands 6 feet 2 inches tall ( approx 1.88m ).