Richard Madeley: Sex is the key to a happy marriage

Richard Madeley believes his busy sex life with his wife Judy Finnigan has kept their relationship strong

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Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan

Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan

Richard Madeley believes sex is the key to his happy marriage to Judy Finnigan.

The former 'This Morning' presenter has been married to his co-star wife, Judy, 65, for 28 years and credits their busy sex life for keeping their relationship going strong.

He told blinkbox Books: "I think relationships can evolve to a point in old age where sex becomes less important but I'm 58 not 98.

"In most dynamic marriages sex is a very important component. You can deny that at your peril. One of the reasons that most marriages fail is because there is growing sexual incompatibility. Research shows most happily married people in the '70s and '80s still have a functioning sex life and they should."

Meanwhile, Richard - who recently published his second book 'The Way You Look Tonight' - also revealed he wouldn't shy away from writing a raunchy novel similar to E.L. James' 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

He said: "I really like writing about women. That is probably from doing 13 years on 'This Morning' which has a 60 to 70 per cent [female] audience. So much was clearly angled towards sexuality.

"You couldn't help over 13 years as a bloke to pick up on all kinds of aspects of what it is to be a woman today."

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