17 March 1960
|Television||Loose Women (1999–)
This Morning (2000–)
|Spouse(s)||Eamonn Holmes (m. 2010)|
|Children||Jack Alexander Holmes (b. 2002)|
Langsford's career began when she became a newscaster for ITV Regional News in the South West. Langsford rose to national fame when she became a panellist on ITV's flagship dayime chat show Loose Women, which she appeared on until 2002. After leaving Loose Women, Ruth occasionally guest anchored the show as a stand-in presenter, but made her return to Loose Women as a regular anchor in January 2014, where she currently anchors the show on Wednesdays, sharing duties with Carol Vorderman, Andrea McLean and Kaye Adams. In addition to Loose Women, Ruth continues to co-present This Morning on Fridays with Eamonn Holmes.
Langsford began her career as a continuity announcer and newscaster with ITV regional station TSW in the South West England. She left TSW when Westcountry Television took over the franchise on 1 January 1993, even closing down the station with fellow announcer, the late Ian Stirling.
In 1999, Ruth became a regular panellist on Loose Women. She left in 2002, but then returned as a stand-in anchor in 2010 and continued with this until 2013. Langsford rejoined Loose Women on 8 January 2014 as an anchor, appearing on the show every Wednesday. She shares the role with Carol Vorderman, Kaye Adams and Andrea McLean, who anchor the show for the rest of the week.
In 2000, she became a guest presenter on ITV's This Morning programme, and was made a regular presenter in 2006, to co-host alongside Phillip Schofield. Later that year in 2006, the show introduced new presenter Eamonn Holmes to co-host with Ruth every Friday. Together they currently host This Morning on Fridays, during school holidays and when Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are on a break or absent from the programme.
Langsford was one of the main presenters on the now defunct TV Travel Shop which was on air from April 1998 to March 2005.
In 2004, Ruth narrated the television series Zoo Story, she also hosted The Great British Garden Show, Langsford Late, The Really Useful Show and Gardens of the Millennium.
On 1 April 2014 Langsford, along with Eamonn Holmes is to co-host a pilot for a new ITV debate show called He Says, She Says.... A full series of the show, which has the same title as their online YouTube series, will air later this year if the pilot is successful.
|1999||The Answer Lies in the Soil||Presenter||All (6 episodes)|
|1999-2002||Loose Women||Panellist||Alternating episodes|
|2000-06||This Morning||Stand-in presenter||Occasional episodes|
|2006—||This Morning||Co-presenter||Fridays and School Holidays|||
|2010, 12-13||Loose Women||Stand-in anchor||Occasional episodes|
|2010||GMTV with Lorraine||Guest Presenter||12, 13, 14, 15, 16 April|
|2014||He Says, She Says...||Co-presenter||Pilot recorded, 1 April 2014|
- The Keith Barret Show (4 February 2005) - Guest
- Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (6 October 2007, 22 February 2014) - Guest
- Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive (30 April 2007) - Guest
- The Alan Titchmarsh Show (2009, 15 March 2013) - Guest
- All Star Mr & Mrs (16 May 2009) - Contestant with Eamonn Holmes, won £20,000 for Alzheimer's Society
- Marco's Kitchen Burnout (23 April, 14 May 2010) - Contestant
- Odd One In (24 July 2010, 25 June 2011) - Panellist, with Eamonn Holmes
- Magic Numbers (7 August 2010) - Guest
- The David Dickinson Show (26 May 2010) - Guest
- All Star Family Fortunes (25 December 2010) - Contestant, won £15,000 for Alzheimer's Society
- Ten Mile Menu (22 July 2011) - Guest
- Born to Shine (24 July, 21 August 2011) - Contestant
- Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (20 May 2012) - Contestant with Eamonn Holmes, won £12,500 for Alzheimer's Society
- Sunday Brunch (22 July 2012) - Guest
- Let's Do Lunch with Gino & Mel (16 August 2012) - Guest
- Celebrity Juice (25 April 2013) - Panellist
- Tipping Point: Lucky Stars (4 August 2013) - Contestant, won £2,100 for Alzheimer's Society
- Sam & Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up (21 February 2014) - Guest
Langsford lives in a six-bedroom mansion in Weybridge, Surrey with Holmes and their son Jack. The couple put their house on the market but were forced to slash the price by 7% after it was rumoured they wanted to move to London. Ruth lived in ten different countries before the age of ten including in Berlin, Germany.
After a viewer noticed a diamond ring on Langsford's finger, it was announced live on This Morning on 27 March 2009 that Langsford and Holmes were engaged. On 26 June 2010, they married in Hampshire.
Langsford is an ambassador for Alzheimer's Society, she has completed the Hyde Park Adidas Women’s 5k and the BUPA Great Capital run around Regent’s Park, raising money for the charity. In 2012, Langsford along with husband Holmes became celebrity patrons of Dogs Trust.
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- Live updates: Get the latest on the Tube strikes BBC London, 7 September 2010
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- "Official Ruth Langsford". Official Ruth Langsford. 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
- "Lucky Maggie Bags Herself A New Holme". Dogs Trust. 2011-07-04. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
- "Ruth Langsford on getting involved with Alzheimer's Society Campaigners' Network". YouTube. 2011-08-08. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
- "Sugahfix". Sugahfix. 2013-09-01. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
- "Ruth Langsford steps out for Alzheimer's - Alzheimer's Society". Alzheimers.org.uk. 2008-09-08. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
- "Ruth Langsford - Alzheimer's Society". Alzheimers.org.uk. 2007-03-15. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
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