Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

Richard and Judy: We hate New Year

Judy Finnigan and Richard Madeley don't enjoy celebrating New Year

Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan have confessed they hate New Year's Eve as they find it depressing.

The TV presenter couple revealed they don't enjoy marking the start of a new year as it just reminds them how old they are.

Richard said: " We don';t much like New Year, we much prefer Christmas. New Year's a bit depressing, especially as you get older. If you're young you can have loads of fun, but when you get to our age you get kind of get old and tired and you can't be bothered.

"I don't make New Year's resolutions because I've never ever managed to keep one of them. It's just setting yourself up for disappointment."

Judy added: "And you also realise that New Year's resolutions never work, so why bother."

MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace is also not a fan.

He revealed: "I don't like New Year. New Years' resolution? Only to never ever try to go out on New Year ever again. The food's rubbish, it's four times more expensive and you can't get a taxi!"

Paul O'Grady, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Greg Wise and Samantha Bond all agreed it was a waste of time making New Year's Resolutions.

And Phillip Schofield said: "I never do that. Because I know there's nothing I'm going to change that I'll keep. Hopefully, everything I'm doing - health and being a nice person, I should be doing in April, I shouldn't have to start doing them in January, so I never do them."

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