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Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes celebrate son’s exciting news

Extra.ie logo Extra.ie 25/04/2019 Ciara Walsh
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On Wednesday, Loose Women panellist Ruth Langsford, and husband Eamonn Holmes, had a lot to celebrate in their family, their son Jack, 17, passed his driving test.

The happy news was announced on Wednesday at the beginning of this afternoon’s Loose Women show, and Ruth was one proud mum.

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Ruth told the Loose Women panel and studio audience that her son had passed first time on his driving test, and said that she had been anticipating his call all morning on the day of his test.

The presenter proudly added that she had also passed her driving test on her first time, which proceeded to the rest of the panel — Janet Street-Porter, Stacey Solomon and Coleen Nolan — to recall their own driving test experiences.

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.   (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images) © PA Images Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)

Jack, 17, is Ruth and Eamonn’s only child together, however, Eamonn is also a dad to three grown-up children from his first marriage, while the couple have kept Jack out of the public eye during his childhood, now he is older he is being seen more and more.

The teenager was in the audience every week to support his mum during her Strictly Come Dancing stint, and he may even be following in his parents’ footsteps in the future, as he is showing all the signs of becoming a great journalist.

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Talking to HELLO! about their son, Eamonn said: ‘I think he would make a good journalist but whatever he wants to do in his life is totally up to him.’

Ruth added: ‘We wouldn’t have a problem if he wanted to go into the industry, we would help him as much as much as we can. We have had great careers, a great life doing this and he is very interested in news and politics which at 17 I wasn’t interested in.’

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Last year, Ruth missed the TV Choice Awards, in which Loose Women had been nominated for Best Daytime Show, because Jack had just got a place in sixth form and she wanted to be there to go to a parents’ evening.

Ruth said: ‘It was very important because Jack’s just gone into the sixth form.’ She also asked her son, Jack, whether or not he would mind her taking part in Strictly as it would mean she would be away from her home for a lot of the time.

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She explained during an episode of Loose Women that if he wasn’t happy with the idea of her being on Strictly, she wouldn’t have taken part in it.

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