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TV hosts Richard and Judy make assisted death pact

6/17/2014

British TV hosts Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan have agreed to help each other die if one of them is hit with a terminal illness. The husband and wife presenting team, who have been married since 1986, have made an assisted death pact and agreed a plan of euthanasia should one of them fall seriously ill. Madeley tells Britain's Daily Telegraph, "If Judy was really ill and in logical mind... I wouldn't give a tuppenny (wouldn't care) if there was a risk of being prosecuted. I'd do what was right for my wife." Finnigan adds, "And I'd do the same. Stuff it all! We've made ourselves give each other a pledge along those lines." Madeley has even planned what he would do after helping his wife die, saying, "If, when the time came... Judy said to me, 'But what about you? What about the risk of prosecution?', I'd say, 'That's my problem, I'll deal with that, don't worry about it.' And for me, it would be the locked room, the bottle of whisky and the revolver. I wouldn't want to mess around." The couple hosted British daytime show This Morning from 1988 to 2001.

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