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Victoria Johns & Nathan Bevan

Good Morning Britain's Richard Madeley explains why wife Judy sleeps in the spare room

TV presenter Richard Madeley has revealed why his wife Judy Finnigan sleeps in their spare room. Speaking on today's Good Morning Britain the 66-year-old said that his 74-year-old wife and former This Morning co-host had moved from the the couple's bedroom because of a rodent problem.

"Judy is now sleeping in the spare room because we have got this mouse in the bedroom," Madeley told his fellow presenter Charlotte Hawkins. "It comes out from under the bed at about 11pm every night on the dot, virtually to the second.

"I've set traps and I have put boxes out and a lot of people are saying peanut butter. But I have tried peanut butter and it stinks."

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Charlotte then pointed out Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the speaker of the House of Commons, has employed his cat to rid Downing Street of mice. She said: "He's brought his cat, Attlee, down to do this.

Judy Finnigan and Richard Madeley (PA)

"The speaker said Attlee has been going around to check there were not any mice around, and there were absolutely none. So you need to have a word with Sir Lindsay Hoyle and say can you borrow Attlee for the day."

Joking about how Atlee "was the answer" to his mice woes, Richard concluded: "Apparently he's an ace mouser, thank you very much indeed." After finding out grandmother Judy was in the spare room, viewers tweeted their advice to Richard, according to The Mirror.

One said: #GMB tell Richard to buy new traps and only handle them with latex gloves on (to load with peanut butter and place) otherwise they smell human of the trap and don't bother with it and live another day. And place the traps around the edges of the room and behind the bed."

While another suggested: "Put chocolate in a humane trap, then release the mouse in wild #gmb." Richard and Judy are proud parents to Jack and Chloe, who have a son, Kit and daughter, Bodhi respectively.

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