Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 29 January 2015

This Morning after night before

Past and present presenters of This Morning celebrated the show's silver anniversary
Past and present presenters of This Morning celebrated the show's silver anniversary

It was This Morning after the night before when Richard and Judy returned to the show where they made their names, and celebrated its 25th anniversary with a boozy night out with present hosts Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.

All six teamed for a special episode of the ITV daytime show from its original home in Albert Dock in Liverpool.

Eamonn, who presents the show on Fridays with his wife Ruth Langsford, said a highlight of the anniversary was the chance to get together with his co-hosts past and present.

Richard Madeley said: "We had a great night last night. We went to bed at a decent time didn't we? S ome people were up until 1.30am," and Eamonn joked: "What's that whiff of alcohol coming this way?"

The show included some of the star's favourite clips, including Richard's impression of Ali G, an interview with Miss Piggy and several appearances by Katie Hopkins.

Judy Finnigan said the show had brought back happy memories, saying: "It was funny as we were walking down the colonnades earlier this morning and I didn't know where my head was, I didn't know whether it was here or 25 years ago... it's extraordinary ."

Other regulars appearing included agony aunt Denise Robertson and Dr Chris Steele and there was an appearance from Richard and Judy's daughter Chloe who was just a baby when the show began.

The show's editor Adam Vandermark said: "To return to where it all started with our current hosts and the original This Morning hosts has made for a very memorable show for the whole team - today saw us laugh, cry and relive some wonderful moments along with our viewers who we thank hugely for helping us reach this fantastic milestone."

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