LIVERPOOL’S golden couple Richard and Judy returned to their old home at the Albert Dock.
The TV presenters were in the city for the launch of Judy Finnigan’s debut fictional novel, Eloise.
The pair met over 100 Liverpool ladies at a luncheon at Gusto at the Albert Dock laid on by The House Beauty Spa based in Allerton.
Guests enjoyed an afternoon with Richard and Judy – which included a question and answer session and a book signing.
Judy said she was thrilled to be back at the Albert Dock.
She said: "It was very extraordinary actually. When we arrived here my stomach was just going mad because it just means so much to me.
"It was so emotional because this is where This Morning started which for us was great and our wonderful lucky break.
"It just means so much because we had only just got together personally and professionally so it was hugely important and it was lovely to be back.
"We were for here for seven years – Liverpool and Manchester were my home.
"We lived in Manchester and my grandparents and great-grandparents were Irish immigrants to Liverpool and Manchester. The day was amazing and people were so nice and so sweet."
Judy also spoke about the process behind writing her new book.
She said: "It’s been a long time in the making.
"I wrote the prologue for Eloise in Cornwall in 2006 when I was still doing daily television. When I stopped three years ago I got the book done in about 18 months."
Richard added: "I am so proud of Judy. She’s made up but she hides it well and she’s gone to number two on the Times bestseller’s list.
"When This Morning launched back in 1988 it was a key period for us because our kids were growing up and our careers were taking off. We remember the Albert Dock with such affection."