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Monday 14th October 2019

Judy Finnigan and Richard Madeley returning to This Morning after 18 years

The hosted the show for 13 years

Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan are set to return to This Morning for the first time in 18 years.

The husband and wife duo hosted the daytime show when it launched in 1988 for 13 years before they handed over presenting duties in 2001.

But now, Richard and Judy will return to the sofa and co-host the show on October 25.

The pair will return to This Morning for the first time in 18 years (Credit: ITV)

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In a statement, the pair said: "This Morning holds a very special place in our hearts, so we couldn’t be more delighted to take the helm once again."

This Morning Editor Martin Frizell said: "The This Morning family, both in the studio and at home, have been wanting to see Richard and Judy guest present the show for a while now.

"The time finally felt right and we can’t wait to have these broadcasting legends back on the sofa."

During their time on the show, the couple had a string of infamous interviews including one with the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

They also interviewed George Michael and a young Phillip Schofield, who now hosts the show with Holly Willoughby.

The husband and wife duo hosted the daytime show when it launched in 1988 (Credit: Splashnews.com)

Richard and Judy also covered the death of Princess Diana in 1997.

It's safe to say viewers will be delighted to have the pair back on their screens.

This Morning holds a very special place in our hearts.

Last month, Richard and Judy appeared on the show to chat with stand-in hosts The Saturdays singers Rochelle Humes and Mollie King.

Fans of the show took to Twitter to voice their delight over having the pair back.

One said: "#ThisMorning Please can Richard and Judy have a regular slot on the show. Legends."

Hosts Holly and Phil with Richard and Judy (Credit: Splashnews.com)

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Someone else tweeted: "#ThisMorning loving Richard and Judy!!! @richardm56."

A third wrote: "Love Richard and Judy!! Please can they present one day again @thismorning please please #ThisMorning."

A fourth commented: "Give me Richard and Judy any day... Legends. #ThisMorning."

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