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Richard Madeley to miss wedding anniversary for first time when he enters Im A Celeb

Richard Madeley is set to miss his wedding anniversary to Judy Finnigan for the first time when he enters I'm A Celebrity.

Talking in a new interview, the Good Morning Britain presenter, 65, revealed that the opening show on Sunday 21 November is his 35th wedding anniversary to Judy, 73.

Richard said that he has already gifted Judy a present and card, which she will open on the day, and he will feel "strangely dislocated" without her for the next few weeks as they have never been apart this long.

Speaking to the Mirror, the TV star said: "On Sunday, which is when the first show goes out, that's our 35th wedding anniversary actually.

"So that'll be the first wedding anniversary that I've missed and it's a big one. I gave her a present before we left and a card which she will open on the day.

"We're going to really miss each other. I'll miss her a huge amount. I spend every day of my life with her, either working with her or in the house. So yeah, that, I'm already feeling strangely dislocated. She's my right arm and she's not here.

"She wasn't exactly doing back handsprings of delight up the stairs or down the corridor, but I didn't just do it without talking to her. We talked about it and I explained why I thought I probably should do it.

"And she agreed and she thought I would get a lot of pleasure out of it and a lot of stimulation out of it. So she said go for it and it will be something to talk about."

Richard admitted that Judy doesn't enjoy being on her own and that she misses him but she "gets it" and why he is doing the ITV competition.

He continued: "She doesn’t enjoy being on her own but she's got lots of support from the kids. She's missing me, but she gets it. She's okay.

"We will make up for it when I get out. I’ll have been freezing my a**e off for the last couple of weeks when I get out, in the castle. So we're going to probably go to Florida for a couple of weeks and I'll thaw out and that'll be her treat. It is the longest time by far we ever spent apart.

"I think the only other time we've spent more than a week apart was two or three years ago when I did The Circle on Channel 4, and we were apart for about 10 days. And already we've been apart for almost two weeks. We had to hand in their phones and laptops and everything. So I can't even talk to her anymore."

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Richard and Judy married in 1986, they first met in 1982, when Richard joined Granada to present alongside Tony Wilson and Judy.

The couple have children Chloe, 34, and Jack, 35. Judy also has twins Dan and Tom, 44, with former husband David.

I'm A Celebrity 2021 kicks off on Sunday 21 November at 9pm on ITV and the ITV Hub.

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