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A Right Pair

by | 21st, October 2004

‘IS there nothing Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan won’t do in the shameless pursuit of ratings for their TV shows?

‘Put your tits away for the lads…’

Few can forget the moment when Judy resorted to the basest sexual provocation when she became the supposed victim of a wardrobe malfunction at the 2000 National Television Awards.

Given the ensuing revelations about the depraved private life of John Leslie – who once, like Richard & Judy, presented TV’s This Morning – how much of a coincidence was it that of all people it was the too-tall Scot who should have bolted onto the stage and rearranged Judy’s top?

Looking on at that mess was like popping round to your aged aunt and uncle’s for a cuppa and finding them hosting a swingers’ party.

And now more sad revelations about the pair whose career has brought them up against so many great and good stars.

The Mirror says that Matthew Wright, presenter of Channel Five’s The Wright Stuff magazine show, has accused Richard & Judy of stooping to ‘dirty tricks’.

Wright claims that newsreader Jon Snow was told in no uncertain terms that, if he appeared to plug his new book on The Wright Stuff, he would be booted off Richard & Judy.

‘Tom Cruise I can understand,’ says Wright. ‘Joan Collins perhaps, but Jon Snow on a Monday morning seems a little heavy-handed. They must be desperate to worry about little old me.’

The Sun says things went further, and that Richard & Judy’s producers threatened to ban all authors from Snow’s HarperCollins publishing house if he appeared with Wright.

Coming as this does in the same week that Paul O’Grady accused the couple of ‘rustling’ guests from his own daytime chat show, it looks very much as if Richard & Judy are not afraid to take the gloves off when the going gets tough.

And judging by Judy’s past exploits, she’ll then stick on some shackles and beg to be whipped by her rubber-clad husband.’

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