Eamonn Holmes thinks Strictly will put 'strain' on family

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 September 2017
Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes

Ruth Langsford and Eammon Holmes

Eamonn Holmes is worried that his wife Ruth Langsford stint on 'Strictly Come Dancing' will cause them to argue more

Eamonn Holmes thinks Ruth Langsford's appearance on 'Strictly Come Dancing' will put a "strain" on their family.

The 57-year-old presenter - who has 15-year-old son Jack with his wife - is impressed with the 'Loose Women' star's dedication to the show but is worried about the impact it will have on their home life.

He said: "She is working so hard. And she's striking a blow for all the women written off in their 50s.

"She's loving it, though I think 'Strictly' will put a strain on us because she's not about and Jack and I miss her."

And Eamonn suggested he hopes Ruth - who has been partnered with Anton du Beke - doesn't progress too far in the competition because she is "not nice" under pressure.

He added: "She might well be one of the first to go - but if that happens it will be good for my life; Ruth is not a nice person under pressure."

However, the 'This Morning' star insisted his co-presenter is his "soulmate" and he'll always love her, even though they row a lot.

He told Closer magazine: "I think everyone's marriage needs attention, I don't think you can be lax about these things.

"But I am very blessed in that I wake up with a woman every day who I fancy above everybody else and who I respect so much.

"However, we do fight like cat and dog - I'd be lying if I said otherwise.

"But 'The lovely Ruth' as I call her, is the most wonderful wife and mother. I've found my soulmate. I'll still love her when she's 92, it won't matter how many wrinkles she has."

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