Richard and Judy reveal death pact

This Is Lancashire: Judy Finnigan and Richard Madeley have been talking frankly about death Judy Finnigan and Richard Madeley have been talking frankly about death

R ichard Madeley and Judy Finnigan have given each other "a pledge" to help end their lives if they become seriously ill.

The celebrity couple, who have just announced their choices for their latest book club, said the recent death of Richard's mother had got them thinking about the subject.

He told the Daily Telegraph: " If Judy was really ill and in logical mind, and at that point where you just need a little push to go over the edge I wouldn't give a tuppenny f*** if there was a risk of being prosecuted. I'd do what was right for my wife. And I'd take the consequences. That is your job, that is your responsibility as a partner."

Judy agreed, telling the newspaper: " And I'd do the same. Stuff it all. We've made ourselves give each other a pledge along those lines."

She added: " I remember when my mum died in 2007 and I felt like I'd been kicked in the stomach. I felt something similar with Richard's mum. It's just the shock of death. It is so b****y final."

The former daytime TV favourites became ho usehold names presenting This Morning on ITV for 13 years before the pair moved to Channel 4 where their show, Richard And Judy, ran for seven years.

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6:10pm Mon 12 May 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

Does he really have to wait until Judy is seriously ill? I for one, wouldn't object if he did it now
Does he really have to wait until Judy is seriously ill? I for one, wouldn't object if he did it now Dilligaf2010
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9:53pm Mon 12 May 14

Martin999 says...

Dilligaf2010 wrote:
Does he really have to wait until Judy is seriously ill? I for one, wouldn't object if he did it now
That made me really laugh! In fact I was drinking tea at the time and it came down my nose!
[quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: Does he really have to wait until Judy is seriously ill? I for one, wouldn't object if he did it now[/p][/quote]That made me really laugh! In fact I was drinking tea at the time and it came down my nose! Martin999
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9:57am Tue 13 May 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

Martin999 wrote:
Dilligaf2010 wrote:
Does he really have to wait until Judy is seriously ill? I for one, wouldn't object if he did it now
That made me really laugh! In fact I was drinking tea at the time and it came down my nose!
Always happy to know I made someone laugh :-)
[quote][p][bold]Martin999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: Does he really have to wait until Judy is seriously ill? I for one, wouldn't object if he did it now[/p][/quote]That made me really laugh! In fact I was drinking tea at the time and it came down my nose![/p][/quote]Always happy to know I made someone laugh :-) Dilligaf2010
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