‘We were really shaken up!’ Richard Madeley admits he and wife Judy Finnigan went to bed with ghost


‘We were really shaken up!’ Richard Madeley claims he and wife Judy Finnigan were once visited in bed by a GHOST… as he prepares to enter ‘haunted’ I’m A Celebrity castle


Richard Madeley has revealed he and wife Judy Finnigan were visited by a ghost while they were in bed, during a city break to Paris a few years ago.

The TV personality, 65, and his writer wife, 73, allegedly both awoke the following day with stories to tell of their paranormal night.

Gearing up to enter I’m A Celebrity’s Gwrych Castle in North Wales, he’ll certainly be pushed to his limits in the infamously ‘haunted’ hotspot.

Spooky: Richard Madeley has revealed he and wife Judy Finnigan were visited by a ghost while they were in bed, during a city break to Paris a few years ago (pictured in 2019)

Admitting he was ‘really shaken up,’ he said: ‘I could see what I thought was Judy sitting with her back to me on her side of the bed as if she was about to go to the loo or something – but she didn’t move.

‘I slid my hand across the bed to pat her on the back, but I couldn’t get my hand across the bed because the real Judy was lying next to me. I couldn’t move my hand across the mattress.

‘And so there was a hunched figure sitting on the far side of the bed. And it was such a shock I made a strange inarticulate noise.’

The Good Morning Britain host went on to claim that the sound shocked their visitor, who ‘stood up with ridiculous speed and shot across the room’.

Scary! Gearing up to enter I'm A Celebrity's Gwrych Castle in North Wales, he'll certainly be pushed to his limits in the infamously 'haunted' hotspot

Scary! Gearing up to enter I’m A Celebrity’s Gwrych Castle in North Wales, he’ll certainly be pushed to his limits in the infamously ‘haunted’ hotspot

He’s preparing to enter I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here’s Gwrych Castle, which is thought to be haunted as well.

A paranormal investigator previously told MailOnline she was ‘chased by a glowing woman wearing a red dress’ when she camped overnight there.

Gemma Williams, 35, from North Wales, claimed she ran away from a haunting figure in Victorian clothes with blonde curly hair when she slept at the ITV show’s location.

The mother-of-one said her sighting of the red dressed woman took place when she was 20 and the terrifying ordeal proved to her that ghosts do exist.

Incredible: The TV personality, 65, and his writer wife, 73, allegedly both awoke the following day with stories to tell of their paranormal night (pictured in 2020)

Incredible: The TV personality, 65, and his writer wife, 73, allegedly both awoke the following day with stories to tell of their paranormal night (pictured in 2020)

The castle has been rumoured to be haunted by a number of spirits for years, including previous owner the Winifred Hesketh, the Countess of Dundonald who died in 1924.

Legend says she is angry at her husband for taking all of her former homes’ valuables, with some people claiming she, or another spooky spirit, stalks the area in a white dress.

A chilling photo taken there ten years ago shows a pale, shadowy young woman on the first floor — in what used to be a magnificent banquet hall.

Chilling: Some locals believe that the spirit of a servant girl who died falling off a horse haunts the land

Chilling: Some locals believe that the spirit of a servant girl who died falling off a horse haunts the land

Some locals also believe that the spirit of a servant girl who died falling off a horse haunts the land. While others say ghosts of former caretakers have been seen around the 200-year-old castle, which boasts 250 acres.

In an exclusive interview, Gemma said: ‘I wasn’t really supposed to go to the castle but I ended up camping there a couple of times.

‘Four of my friends and I decided to go there one evening 15 years ago just for the fun of it.

‘We were at the bottom of a path round the back of the castle and I just happened to look to my left and there was a black figure coming down towards us quite quickly.

‘I didn’t know if it was a human but I saw it and said “run.”

‘We crossed the courtyard to get further away but then I realised the figure I had seen didn’t have any features, it was just the shape of a person but with no face.

‘Then this lady in a red dress just walked out of the wall. She was glowing even though it was getting dark. We could see the colour very brightly.’ 

Ghosts? The castle has been rumoured to be haunted by a number of spirits for years, including previous owner the Winifred Hesketh, the Countess of Dundonald who died in 1924

Ghosts? The castle has been rumoured to be haunted by a number of spirits for years, including previous owner the Winifred Hesketh, the Countess of Dundonald who died in 1924

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