Eamonn Holmes relies on Ruth Langsford to look after him

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 April 2021
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford

Eamonn Holmes "wouldn’t be able to cook or clean up" without the help of his wife

Eamonn Holmes is relying on Ruth Langsford to look after him as he continues to battle chronic pain.

The 61-year-old TV star is currently unable to do any jobs around the house and without his wife Ruth, he "wouldn’t be able to cook or clean up" after himself.

Eamonn – who has been married to Ruth since 2010 – said: "My fight with chronic pain, brought on by three discs out of place, has been not only a battle for me, but it’s made me less judgemental.

"I’ve always been a cleanliness snob. Don’t ask me why, but I now realise that’s the totally shameful way I was likely to judge you as a person.

"Crippling pain gives a person – this person – a chance to realise what’s really important ... and that’s health.

"Not being able to bend down, reach, pick up things when I drop them, put things in the right place, and keep a sense of order has been frustrating, shameful and humbling.

"Without help, without Ruth, I wouldn’t be able to cook or clean up after myself.

"Dishes would be in the sink for days, because I just wouldn’t have the strength or motivation to keep the house as close to a ‘show house’ as I could."

Eamonn revealed that, at the moment, he's in more pain than he's "ever known", and he's currently just focused on his recovery.

The TV presenter – who has a 19-year-old son called Jack with his wife – is quoted by the Daily Star newspaper as saying: "What now really matters to me is to get healthy again – and stay that way.

"I’ve learned there are reasons why some people can’t keep impossible standards with bodies that don’t work the way they should – cleaning is a tough job."

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