Eamonn Holmes wants wife Ruth to quit Strictly Come Dancing

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 October 2017
Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes

Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes

Eamonn Holmes is hoping his wife Ruth Langsford will quit 'Strictly Come Dancing' because he misses her

Eamonn Holmes has been trying to persuade his wife Ruth Langsford to quit 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 'This Morning' host thinks the 57-year-old presenter should step away from the ballroom and latin show now - despite only doing it for three weeks - because he's convinced she won't win and he's really missing her at home due to the amount of hours she spends at rehearsals every single day.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Eamonn, 57, said: "The chances of her winning are nil.

"I say to her, 'Are you OK? You look exhausted. Is it not time to step away?'

"She is enjoying proving things to herself. I think she loves it.

"The house can be lonely. I work longish hours and when I come home I think 'Where is Ruthie?' She's not there. I have the dog though. She's very good, lies on her back and rolls over."

The Irish journalist is struggling so much without his spouse - who he married in 2010 - that he's actually bought a cardboard cut out of her so that he can still feel like she's with him when he's eating dinner.

Ruth said recently: "He's even bought a cardboard cut out of me.

"He calls himself a 'Strictly Come Dancing' widow ... I said to him: 'Excuse me, do you remember when you went into the jungle - you know when he went on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' the spin-off show - not one person rung me and said: "Can I bring a casserole round, Ruth?" Nobody does that to women." It's like, I've disappeared and he's going to die."

Although Eamonn jokes about how bad a dancer Ruth is, the blonde star - who is partnered with Anton du Beke - has admitted that a lot of what he says is really tongue-in-cheek and he's actually "supportive."

She explained: "I have to say, Eamonn is doing a lot of this in tongue-in-cheek - he's so supportive. He's just there, asking me what I need and so he booked Sunday lunch. He has a gin and tonic and a bowl of ice for my feet, so he's been very supportive. Not much time for love. Not time for that."

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