TV veterans Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan are both set to return to Channel 4 for a programme which will recommend good books to read during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The show, borrowing from a well-known World War II slogan for the title Richard & Judy: Keep Reading And Carry On, will be filmed from the married couple's home as they share some of their favourite books with viewers.

The programme will see the pair - who used to host a chat show on the UK channel - talk to viewers, celebrities and authors about good things to read during the current situation.

63-year-old Madeley said: "It is no secret that Judy and I are avid readers and we are excited to return to Channel 4 to share what we love with viewers."

The new programme is planned to be b broadcast daily over the course of one week.

Finnigan - who is now 71 - said: "Books can transport you to incredible places from the comfort of your sofa and so there is no better time to share our top picks for lockdown reads and hear from viewers, celebrities and authors about the books that have helped them whilst staying at home."

The couple's once hugely popular chat show Richard & Judy last aired on Channel 4 back in 2008.

Ian Katz, director of programmes at Channel 4, said: "Richard and Judy are both much-loved Channel 4 faces and the [UK's] most trusted arbiters of what's worth reading - the perfect duo to get us through the remainder of lockdown with the help of a few good books."

Richard & Judy: Keep Reading And Carry On begins on May 4 at 5.30pm on Channel 4.