Judy Finnigan

Judy Finnigan
She was born in the Parish of Newton Heath, Manchester, England on 16 May, 1948. She attended the local Briscoe Lane Primary School, then went on to attend Manchester High School for Girls, an independent school in the city, and later studied English and Drama at Bristol University.

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She was born in the Parish of Newton Heath, Manchester, England on 16 May, 1948. She attended the local Briscoe Lane Primary School, then went on to attend Manchester High School for Girls, an independent school in the city, and later studied English and Drama at Bristol University.

Judy Finnigan joined Granada as a researcher in 1971 and, in 1974, became Anglia Television's first female reporter. She rejoined Granada in 1980 and worked on a range of programmes including Flying Start Granada Reports and Scramble.

Judy was married once before but for many reasons it didn't work out and in 1982 Judy met Richard at ITV studios and they worked together on a charity show called telethon the good people knew these two where loved by the viewing public and after that show Judy divorced her husband and got married to Judy in 1986 then ITV gave them This Morning in 1988 which was from Liverpool's Albert Docks.

The magazine style show 'This Morning' proved an instant success and eventually relocated to London in 1996. Attracting top celebrity guests, the show also caused controversy by featuring a group of nude guests from the Naturalist Foundation, conducting a testicular examination of a volunteer live on the show, and a televised gay wedding between two viewers.

In 1997 Judy took a three month health break from the show but Judy being Judy bounced back most notably at the National Television Awards in 97.

Finally the 13 year show came to a end when the couple moved to channel four and moved into another ratings graveyard at 5pm and the show was simply called Richard and Judy and with guests like Bill and Hillary Clinton that show has also proved a ratings winner. The show has become so successful that the couple recently signed a further three year deal with the channel to continue working on the series.

Judy sports a more mumsy demeanour whilst conducting their interviews.

In the year 2000 at the National Television Awards where R&J picked up a award for This Morning Judy's svelte velvet dress accidentally dropped down exposing her very practical bra to a television audience numbering in the millions.

Judy lives with her husband and his four children (Two with Richard) in Hampstead, London

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