Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan are back on the television again, this time sharing their passion for books in a new Channel 4 series.
Titled Richard and Judy: Keep Reading and Carry On, the first episode of the series aired on Monday (May 4) and saw the presenting couple speak to bestselling author Adam Kay and former Great British Bake Off host Sandi Toksvig.
Richard and Judy were filmed by a crew of two men (keeping two metres away) who were masked and gloved, and all of the show's guests appeared via video link.
In this time of isolation, the show proved to be just what fans needed, with some calling for more episodes even after the lockdown ends.
One viewer tweeted: "To #RichardandJudy and @Channel4, can we have more of this. Richard and Judy are like family you have missed, it brings a lovely warmth to tea time viewing.
"And also gets people wanting to read, so come on more books with Richard and Judy even after the lockdown."
"#RichardAndJudy's Keep Reading and Carry On was pure escapism!! Looking forward to the next episode tomorrow!!" wrote another.
Another enthused viewer added: "We need more of this show - love it! Books and #richardandjudy who could ask for more. Loved the review for Grown Ups too."
Check out more of the reactions below.
To #RichardandJudy and @Channel4 can we have more of this richard and Judy are like family you have missed, it brings a lovely warmth to tea time viewing. And also gets people wanting to read, so come on more books with Richard and Judy even after the lockdown pic.twitter.com/pDW9iaq2AQ— BriWales (@BriWales57) May 4, 2020
Really need to bring back #richardandjudy book club seriously the one thing we have learned is reading books expands the mind and has helped so much in these scary times. So bit more of #richardandjudy #channel4— BriWales (@BriWales57) May 4, 2020
Absolutely loved this! Well past time that there was a proper #book show on TV, and there are no greater supporters than @richardm56 and @Judybookclub (#richardandjudy)— Tony Kent (@TonyKent_Writes) May 4, 2020
Well done @Channel4 and @Label1tv. Timely and brilliant!!
Now where do I send that paperback!?!! https://t.co/KaRa6Y9Ih4
Richard and Judy: Keep Reading and Carry On continues every night this week at 5.30pm on Channel 4.
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