Richard & Judy book a slot on new channel

Legendary chat show hosts Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan will front a new ‘grown up’ show on Watch, formerly UKTV Gold + 1.

The husband and wife team are leaving their current home, Channel 4, in August.

Now UKTV, which signed them up, has confirmed the name of the channel which will broadcast their show. It takes the slot currently held by UKTV Gold +1.

The format of the pair’s series is still being worked on, but UKTV’s chief executive, David Abraham, said the programme would be ‘a bit more unplugged and grown-up’ than their Channel 4 show.

Their book club, which has become such a success, will move with them to their new home.

The couple fronted This Morning on ITV for many years, before transferring to Channel 4 in 2001.