Judy Finnigan shows off her longer locks for pub lunch with Richard Madeley

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Richard and Judy made the most of the bank holiday weekend as they headed to the pub on Saturday afternoon.

Judy Finnigan, 73, and husband Richard Madeley, 65, made the most of the sunny weather with a lunchtime date, with Judy looking glam with her blonde locks in a longer style.

The outing comes after Judy recently reflected on the couple’s long relationship, and her husband’s sudden proposal after just three weeks of dating.

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Date at the pub: Richard and Judy made the most of the bank holiday weekend as they headed to the pub on Saturday afternoon

Date at the pub: Richard and Judy made the most of the bank holiday weekend as they headed to the pub on Saturday afternoon

Judy dressed in layers despite the mild temperatures, wrapping up in a cosy cardigan, teamed with loose black trousers for the pub visit.

Her hair was left loose around her shoulders, with the TV star looking gorgeous with the change of style, after years of sporting a signature bob.

Richard was looking smart in jeans and a navy blue jacket as he led the way to the couple’s car after lunch. 

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Judy recently opened up on the couple’s enduring relationship in a candid podcast interview.

Looking good: Judy's hair was left loose around her shoulders, with the TV star looking gorgeous with the change of style

Short: Judy usually favours a short bob, pictured in a 2020 TV appearance

Looking good: Judy’s  hair was left loose around her shoulders, with the TV star looking gorgeous with the change of style, after years of sporting a signature bob (pictured right in 2020)

She revealed during the chat that Richard proposed while they were both married, and it was only three weeks after their very first date.

The TV presenter, 73, already had twins Tom and Jack, then six, when she met her partner, 65, while they were both working for Granada Television – an ITV franchisee.

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Unhappy in her marriage with journalist David Henshaw, the Good Morning Britain anchor had already spotted her on TV and had developed a crush.

Matching in navy: Judy dressed in layers despite the mild temperatures, wrapping up in a cosy cardigan, teamed with loose black trousers for the pub visit

Matching in navy: Judy dressed in layers despite the mild temperatures, wrapping up in a cosy cardigan, teamed with loose black trousers for the pub visit

Bank holiday activity: Richard was looking smart in jeans and a navy blue jacket as he led the way to the couple's car after lunch

Bank holiday activity: Richard was looking smart in jeans and a navy blue jacket as he led the way to the couple’s car after lunch

Gent: Richard held the door open for his wife as they prepared to drive off into the sunshine with the roof down on their VW Beetle

Gent: Richard held the door open for his wife as they prepared to drive off into the sunshine with the roof down on their VW Beetle

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She told Kate Thornton’s White Wine Question Time podcast: ‘There was absolutely no doubt in my mind that my boys, who were six, twins, they are – two six year old boys were my absolute priority and they had to be.

‘And as Richard and I got closer, and it was clear that we… you kind of talked about marriage after about three weeks, didn’t you, I remember. ‘It was clear things were very, very serious.’

Judy even confessed she thought Richard’s suit at the time was ‘a bit flash’, however since he otherwise ‘looked nice’, she decided to let their relationship develop.

She revealed their colleagues were convinced the pair were only involved in ‘a fling’ and were left astonished when they each got a divorce from their other halves.

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Throwback: Judy recently opened up on the couple's enduring relationship in a candid podcast interview, revealing how Richard proposed after just three weeks (pictured in 1983)

Throwback: Judy recently opened up on the couple’s enduring relationship in a candid podcast interview, revealing how Richard proposed after just three weeks (pictured in 1983)

The author thought he ‘looked nice’ but thought his suit was ‘a bit flash’, although they instantly hit it off.

Colleagues at Granada Television thought the relationship was a fling; and were surprised when things got serious, and they divorced their respective partners.

Richard was married to Lynda Hooley for five years before they divorced in 1983 after he met Judy, while she was with husband David until 1986.

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The famous couple hosted This Morning from its inception in 1998 to 2001 before taking on their show – Richard and Judy – in 2001 for eight years.

They share Jack, 35, who is a talent manager, and personal trainer Chloe, 34, who is notably married to professional rugby player James Haskell, 37.

Meanwhile, Judy had a 43-year career in television after beginning as the first female reporter for regional news show About Anglia.

She hosted This Morning with husband Richard between the years of 1988 until 2001, and that year, the couple were poached by Channel 4 to front their own eponymous afternoon show, Richard & Judy. 

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Family: They share Jack, 35, who is a talent manager, and personal trainer Chloe, 34, who is notably married to professional rugby player James Haskell, 37

Family: They share Jack, 35, who is a talent manager, and personal trainer Chloe, 34, who is notably married to professional rugby player James Haskell, 37

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