18 MARCH 2003

Two of Britain's favourite couples have been planning a bit of wife-swapping, it appears. TV host Richard Madeley will be moving in with singer Billie Piper, who is 26 years his junior, while his wife Judy gets comfortable with Billie's husband, DJ Chris Evans.

The two couples are making the swap in a one-off celebrity episode of the hit TV show Wife Swap.

The planned production would see Judy moving in to Chris's £6 million mansion in Surrey while Billie comes to stay with Richard at his family home in north London.

The singer will have her work cut out, as she'll have to help the presenter look after teenage children Jack (16) and Chloe (15), who are just a few years younger than her.

While plans for the show are yet to be confirmed, it is widely reported that the two couples are going to take part. Wife Swap has been Channel 4's most successful show this year, pulling in audiences of nearly six million. It has even been dubbed "car crash TV" after heated rows broke out between a number of participants.

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Playing husband to a pop starlet will be new territory for committed family-man Richard
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While being the mother of two teenagers will be an equally new experience for Chris Evans' 20-year-old wife
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