Ruth Langsford confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 August 2017
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Ruth Langsford has confirmed she will take part in this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing' and is pleased the news is finally out in the open because she's had to keep it a secret for so long

Ruth Langsford has been confirmed for this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 'This Morning' host can't wait to hit the dance floor later this year when the ballroom and latin show returns to screens in the autumn and is glad the big line up news is out in the open now because she's had to keep her signing a secret for "such a long time".

Speaking on the brunch time programme on Wednesday (09.08.17), she said as she emerged through a door towards her husband Eamonn Holmes: "I'm excited."

Eamonn replied: "What sort of marriage is this? I thought it was going to be me."

Ruth hit back: "It's definitely me. Every Saturday, you have to be there."

Eamonn quipped: "But what about the football?

"The start of the football season? I'm very, very pleased for you."

And, although she's looking forward to learning the choreography, she's nervous about who she'll be paired with and whether the professional will be able to pick her up.

She explained: "The reveal show is the first time [she will meet her professional partner], I thought 'oh come on, I bet they tell you', but the reveal show is the first time. I do worry about who will have to lift me up. It is hard work, you have to put the work in."

And that's not the only concern the 57-year-old star has as she's not sure she'll be able to remember the routines as well as her fellow competitors because they're so fast.

She added: "That's my worry, remembering, because some of it is so fast."

Eamonn is concerned that Ruth will struggle with managing her time because not only is she busy presenting shows but she'll also have to spend four hours training a day.

He said: "I think 'Strictly...' is fine for people who are resting between jobs but she's flat out, she's got a lot of work and there's family responsibilities that'll be neglected, I've got to worry about who or what is going to be around, what's in the fridge. When's she gonna get time to train? You're gonna be grumpy and tired."

And Ruth will certainly have some stiff competition as Mollie King and Davood Ghadami have also been confirmed for this year's series - with more to be announced over the next few weeks.

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