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Ruth Langsford Reveals The One TV Job That Would End Her Marriage To Eamonn Holmes

Huffington Post UK logo Huffington Post UK 13/07/2017 Matt Bagwell

© Phillip Massey via Getty Images Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes might present daytime TV together on ‘This Morning’, but if they ever fronted a breakfast show, it would be the end of their marriage, according to the couple.

The ‘Loose Women’ panellist says they would end up in the divorce courts if they had to get up at “hideous o’clock”.

“I was flattered, but we’d probably be divorced in about six months,” Ruth told What’s On TV.

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“Two people getting up at hideous o’clock in the morning and always having to be across the news is not healthy or fair to our son Jack.

“As much as I love my work, my family’s more important. If Eamonn wanted to do it again I’d be behind him, but it wouldn’t be right for both of us.”

Eamonn added that they had already been approached to do a breakfast show but Ruth put her foot down.

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“There was a plan for us to do that a few years ago but Ruth took two seconds to say, ‘Forget that,’” Eamonn explained.

Ruth added: “With Eamonn, when he gets involved in the big news stories you can see his passion for it.

“We make a good team because we are very different and it’s all about compromise.”

We could be about to see a lot more of Ruth on our screens, after it was reported that she’s about to sign up this year’s series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

An insider told the Daily Mail: “Ruth has always been a big fan of the show, and producers are thrilled that she has changed her mind and will be taking part this year.

“No one has signed any contracts for the show this year but she has had long talks with show bosses and, barring any injury, will be waltzing her way onto the show this autumn.”

Other stars tipped for the new series of ‘Strictly’ include Bros singer Matt Goss, fitness guru Joe Wicks and former ‘X Factor’ winner Alexandra Burke.


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