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Tuesday 12th November 2019

Richard Madeley's big question to fans ahead of This Morning return

He will present the show alongside wife Judy Finnigan

Richard Madeley will return to the This Morning sofa on Friday to host the show alongside his wife Judy Finnigan.

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

On Friday, the pair will return after 18 years away and it seems Richard is already facing a dilemma - should he wear a tie or not?

Fans are excited to have the pair back on This Morning (Credit: Splashnews.com)

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On Monday, the star took to Twitter to ask his fans whether he should sport a tie on the show.

He tweeted: "Right, starting to put together this Friday's This Morning which Judy and I are hosting for [the] 1st time since 2001!

"It's gonna feel very weird, especially as the This Morning studio is next door to GMB's, which I'm always coming and going from. Hmm.. tie or no tie?"

The post was flooded with commnets, with viewers sharing their thoughts on whether he should wear a tie.

One person said: "No tie, I'm thinking more smart casual," while another wrote: "Looking forward to it! Definitely no tie."

But a third tweeted: "Tie always Richard. You always look smart."

Starting to put together this Friday's This Morning which Judy and I are hosting for 1st time since 2001!

Earlier this month, Richard vowed to cause a stir on This Morning and insisted he and Judy will be exactly the same as they used to be on the show.

He told the Mirror: "It will be absolutely us, as we are, as we were – definitely."

The pair are thrilled to be returning to the show (Credit: ITV)

The star also spoke about dealing with trolls and said they won't stop him from speaking his mind.

Richard added: "Personally, I couldn’t give a tuppenny [expletive] about trolls.

"Providing I haven’t broken any codes, libelled somebody or done something unprofessional, if I’ve caused a stir… good. That’s my job."

Last month, Judy and Richard expressed their excitement to be returning to This Morning.

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

The pair presented the daytime show when it launched in 1988 for 13 years (Credit: ITV/YouTube)

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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."

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