Ruth Langsford recalls Eamonn Holmes’ warning after almost turning down Strictly | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV
It was in fact her husband and This Morning co-host Eamonn Holmes, that persuaded her to agree and she’s never looked back since.
Speaking to Kate Thornton on her podcast White Wine Question Time, the Loose Women presenter talked all about her successful career in television and the highs and lows of working with her hubby.
She revealed it was her dad who pushed her to go for an audition that kick started her career, and she praised him for his “go getter” attitude.
And it’s something that Ruth has adopted in her own character, which saw her grab the opportunity to collaborate with shopping channel QVC as well.
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But when it came down to Strictly, Eamonn was in the driving seat as she teetered on the edge of turning it down.
“I absolutely love Strictly, massive fan, watch it every year,” Ruth gushed, confessing it was a life long goal to appear on the BBC One show.
“Every time we had one of the judges on This Morning, I dropped the worst clanging hints!” she giggled as Kate cackled.
“But nothing! Nothing for years, nothing!”
But with her supportive husband behind her, she couldn’t go wrong.
Ruth remembered telling Eamonn about the offer: “I came home to Eamonn and went, ‘Oh, guess what – Strictly have asked me!'”
“He said, ‘Amazing’, but I did the ‘but…’ I didn’t get as far as saying, ‘But I’m so busy’ and Jack was younger. He just went, ‘Ruth, if you don’t take this now, they’ll probably never offer it to you again.
“‘How many years have you been saying to me that you wanted to do Strictly? Don’t think about saying no because you will regret it.'”