Richard Madeley was born in Essex and started work at 16 as a reporter for the Brentwood Argus. He began his career in television in 1978 and started presenting Granada Reports with Judy Finnigan in 1982. They married in 1984. Richard has one previous marriage. Judy Finnigan was born in Manchester started work in television as a secretary at the BBC in 1971. She became Anglia's first woman presenter in 1974. She has twin sons by her first marriage and Jack and Chloe by her marriage to Richard. Richard and Judy began presenting This Morning in 1988 and left in 2001. They now present a daily news-based show on Channel 4.