Ruth Madeley on Celebrity Best Home Cook

Is Ruth Madeley from Celebrity Best Home Cook related to Richard Madeley?

Ruth was sadly eliminated in episode three

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Actress Ruth Madeley proved a hit with viewers of Celebrity Best Home Cook ahead of her elimination in episode three, but is she related to Richard Madeley?

Here’s everything you could possibly want to know about the 33 year old!

Ruth Madeley on Celebrity Best Home Cook
Ruth is an award-winning actress and community champion (Credit: BBC)

Who is Ruth Madeley and why is she in a wheelchair?

Born near Bolton, Ruth was diagnosed with spina bifida six weeks before she was born.

When Ruth was only five, the charity Whizz-Kidz provided a wheelchair for her.

Furthermore, as Ruth grew into a teen she won awards for community service and bravery, including the Princess Diana Memorial Award.

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In terms of her acting career, Ruth wrote and starred in the TV movie Scrims.

She also landed roles in Fresh Meat and The Level.

But it was her role in Russell T Davis’s BBC One drama, Years and Years, where she became a household name.

Is Richard related to Ruth Madeley
Richard and wife Judy (Credit:

Is she related to Richard?

Despite sharing and a surname with the ex-This Morning presenter, Ruth is not related to Richard. So the surname Madeley is actually more common than you might have thought.

Is Ruth married?

Ruth isn’t married, but she’s been with her partner Joe since 2012.

And it’s a case of childhood sweethearts because the couple have known each other since childhood.

Ruth Madeley in Years and Years
Ruth played Rosie in Years and Years (Credit: BBC)

Is Years and Years coming back for a second series?

Russell T Davis’s brilliant BBC One drama told the story of the Lyons family in Manchester who live through 15 years of drama.

It starred the likes of Russell Tovey, Anne Reid, Jessica Hynes and Rory Kinnear.

Even way back in production it was never discussed in terms of a second series.

Speaking to the Radio Times, Russell was emphatic in his answer: absolutely not.

“It always was a one-off,” he said. “Even way back in production it was never discussed in terms of a second series.”

Ruth Madeley
Ruth has a busy schedule coming up (Credit: BBC)

Where can you see Ruth next?

Now that Ruth is out of Celebrity Best Home Cook, you’ll have to wait a while to see her do what she does best in BBC fantasy drama The Watch.

It’s based on Sir Terry Pratchett’s beloved Discworld novels, and Ruth will play the character Throat.

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Fans will also be able to see Ruth in ‘disaster drama’ The Light.

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