Chloe Madeley reflects on moment mum Judy Finnigan was accidentally exposed at Awards show
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Chloe Madeley says watching her mother, Judy Finnigan, expose her bra at an awards show helped her appreciate body positivity and develop confidence.
The 33-year-old fitness model and presenter was 13-years-old when her mum made headlines as he dress fell open during an acceptance speech at the National Television Awards in 2000.
Viewers will recall that Judy, now 72, and her husband Richard Madeley, now 64, well cheered to the stage when they scooped the Most Popular Daytime Programme for This Morning at the glitzy bash.
But the scene turned awkward when Judy’s black dress slipped and exposed her white bra – with fellow presenter John Leslie rushing to her aid when she and Richard carried on with an acceptance speech oblivious to her wardrobe malfunction.
Chloe Madeley has reflected on the moment her mum, Judy Finnegan, accidentally showed her bra at an awards show
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Reflecting on the incident form over 20 years ago, Chloe says it gave her an early insight into life as a celebrity, and a degree of confidence about her body.
Speaking to The Sun on Sunday, she recalled: “My older brother was like, ‘No, no, no, no, no, no’, obviously having a complete meltdown.
“I thought, ‘Thank God for John’, as obviously we knew him as a family. Then I saw her and she was laughing and I was like, ‘OK, she’s fine’. All I cared about was her.”
Chloe went on to say she didn’t care people were laughing and that she only wanted assurance that her mum was ok.
Judy accidentally flashed the audience at the 2000 National Television Awards
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The former Dancing on Ice star says she called her mum immediately after she left the stage.
She revealed: “And she was like, ‘Oh, it’s fine. It’s funny. Thank God I was wearing a bra. Imagine if I hadn’t been’.”
Chloe went on to explain the incident gave her a different perspective to life in the spotlight.
She explained: “Being in the public eye, if you can’t laugh at yourself, you’re gonna hate every second of it.
“I’ve generally got no shame. I really like doing sexy shoots, I love just prancing around in my underwear. And I’ve learned from my parents not to take myself too seriously.”
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Chloe has gone on to build a career out of her body confidence – and inspiring it in others.
She is now a fully qualified personal trainer and has built up a huge following of fans thanks to her health and fitness tips and courses.
While she also shares workout videos and sizzling fitness photos of herself with ex-Rugby pro husband James Haskell.