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Manchester Evening News
Jessica Sansome

Richard Madeley asks Good Morning Britain viewers for help as issue leaves Judy in spare room

Richard Madeley was left appealing for Good Morning Britain viewers' help as he returned to the programme with details of his wife Judy Finnigan having to sleep in their spare room.

The presenter was back fronting the ITV news programme on Monday (May 1) alongside Charlotte Hawkins, who has replaced Susanna Reid at the helm for the Bank Holiday show.

The first episode of the week saw the pair joined by a number of guests to discuss topical news and issues as well as enjoying some entertainment news and general chatter.

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And it was at one of those points that 66-year-old Richard turned to viewers at home for their advice on how to get rid of mice, and he didn't have to wait too long for people to respond. "Can I just thank everyone that's ringing in for tips on how to get rid of the mice we've got in our house," he said.

"I was saying earlier that Judy is now sleeping in the spare room because we've got this mouse in the bedroom now and it comes out from under the bed at about 11 o'clock every night on the dot, virtually to the second. I've set traps, I've got poison boxes out, I have tried peanut butter and it's not drawn it out."

Richard and Charlotte on Good Morning Britain (ITV)

Charlotte then told how Lindsay Hoyle, the Speaker of the House of Commons, has brought his cat Attlee to work to ensure the parliamentary estate is clear of mice ahead of the royal reception on Tuesday Richard then joked: "Mr Speaker, can I borrow Attlee for the day, please?"

Attlee, the cat, has carried out a mouse check ahead of a royal reception in Westminster on Tuesday ahead of the King’s coronation this weekend, while Boris, the parrot, has been "shouting quite loudly".

"We’ve been trying to get him to sing God Save The King,” Sir Lindsay revealed. "He’s been listening very carefully. Attlee has been going round to check there aren’t any mice around and there were absolutely none."


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