Ruth Langsford

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Ruth Langsford
Ruth langsford.jpg
Langsford in 2008
Born Ruth Wendy Langsford
(1960-03-17) 17 March 1960 (age 55)
Singapore
Residence Weybridge, Surrey
Occupation Presenter
Years active 1986–present
Employer ITV
Agent James Grant
Television Loose Women (1999—)
This Morning (2000—)
Gift Wrapped (2014)
Spouse(s) Eamonn Holmes (m. 2010)
Children Jack Alexander Holmes (b. 2002)
Parent(s) Dennis and Joan
Website
Official Website

Ruth Wendy Langsford (born 17 March 1960) is an English television presenter best known for co-presenting the ITV lifestyle programme This Morning with her husband Eamonn Holmes since 2006.

Langsford was a regular panellist on chat show Loose Women from 1999 to 2002. In 2010, she became a fill-in anchor on the show. However, in 2014, Langsford returned as a permanent Loose Women anchor.

Early life[edit]

Langsford was born in Singapore to father Dennis and mother Joan. She lived in ten different countries before the age of ten including Berlin, Germany.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Langsford (centre) with husband Eamonn Holmes (right) and Holly Willoughby (left).

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, Langsford became a regular panellist on Loose Women. She left in 2002, but then returned as a stand-in anchor from 2010 until 2013. Langsford rejoined Loose Women on 8 January 2014 as a regular anchor. She hosts the show from Monday to Wednesday with Andrea McLean, anchoring the remaining two days.[1]

In 2000, Langsford became a guest presenter on This Morning, and was made a regular presenter in 2006 co-hosting with Phillip Schofield. Later that year in 2006, the show introduced new presenter Eamonn Holmes to co-host with Langsford 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. The couple had already hosted the Golden Jubilee edition back in 2002

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, Langsford 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.

In August 2014, Langsford and Holmes co-hosted the ITV teatime quiz show Gift Wrapped.[2]

Radio[edit]

In September 2010, Langsford co-hosted the breakfast show on BBC London 94.9 alongside Paul Ross.[3]

Commercial endorsements[edit]

In 2011, Langsford became the brand ambassador for Playtex.[4]

Langsford fronted a new TV advertisement campaign for Clarivu laser eye surgery in 2013, however the advert was later banned by the watchdogs over "misleading claims".[5]

Personal life[edit]

On 26 February 2002, Langsford and Holmes welcomed son Jack Alexander.[citation needed] On 27 March 2009, after a viewer noticed a diamond ring on Langsford's finger, it was announced live on This Morning that the couple were engaged. On 26 June 2010, they married in Hampshire.[6]

Langsford lives in a six-bedroom mansion in Weybridge, Surrey with her family. The couple put their house on the market but later cut the price by 7%.[7]

The family have a Border Collie and Dachshund cross called Maggie, which they adopted from the Dogs Trust in 2011.[8][9]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Episodes Reference(s)
1999 The Answer Lies in the Soil Presenter
1999— Loose Women Panellist (1999-2002) Alternating episodes
Stand-in anchor (2010, 12-13) Occasional episodes
Anchor (2014—) Monday-Wednesday [10][11][12][13]
2000— This Morning Stand-in presenter (2000-06) Occasional episodes
Co-presenter (2006—) Fridays and School holidays [14]
2004 Zoo Story Narrator
2010 GMTV with Lorraine Guest Presenter 12-16 April
2014 Gift Wrapped Co-presenter 1 series (10 episodes) [15]
Guest appearances

Charity work[edit]

Langsford is an ambassador for Alzheimer's Society,[24] she has completed the Hyde Park Adidas Women's 5k, the BUPA Great Capital run around Regent's Park, and Memory Walk, all raising money and awareness for the charity.[25][26][27]

In November 2011, Langsford hosted a Ladies Lunch charity event in Manchester to raise money for The Christie & Francis House.[28]

Since 2012, Langsford along with Eamonn Holmes have been celebrity patrons of the Dogs Trust charity, after adopting their dog Maggie from the charity the previous year.[29]

In 2014, Langsford and Holmes, along with other famous faces including Paul O'Grady, starred in a Dementia Friends TV advertisement campaign to raise awareness about the disease. The advert was shown throughout 2014.[30]

She also supports Centra.[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Ruth Langsford". Official Ruth Langsford. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford host new show for ITV Daytime". Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Live updates: Get the latest on the Tube strikes BBC London, 7 September 2010]
  4. ^ "Official Ruth Langsford". Official Ruth Langsford. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Watchdog bans This Morning's Ruth Langsford's laser eye surgery advert". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Coleman, Maureen (26 June 2010). "Holmes and partner Ruth walk down aisle". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford slash price of their surrey mansion". House to Home. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Official Ruth Langsford". Official Ruth Langsford. 21 April 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Lucky Maggie Bags Herself A New Holme". Dogs Trust. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Loose Women adds Ruth Langsford to regular panel, Myleene Klass to guest". Digital Spy. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Myleene Klass and Ruth Langsford join the panel of ITV's Loose Women". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Ruth Langsford joins Loose Women". Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Ruth Langsford joins Loose Women". ITV.com. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "Ruth Langsford | Presenters & Experts | This Morning". ITV. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  15. ^ "Gift Wrapped". Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "Bradley Walsh". Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  17. ^ "Bradley Walsh". Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  18. ^ http://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep9week13/all-star-family-fortunes
  19. ^ "Official Ruth Langsford". Official Ruth Langsford. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  20. ^ "Official Ruth Langsford". Official Ruth Langsford. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  21. ^ "Official Ruth Langsford". Official Ruth Langsford. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  22. ^ "Through The Keyhole". Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  23. ^ "Celebrity Squares". Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  24. ^ "Ruth Langsford on getting involved with Alzheimer's Society Campaigners' Network". YouTube. 8 August 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  25. ^ "Sugahfix". Sugahfix. 1 September 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  26. ^ "Ruth Langsford steps out for Alzheimer's - Alzheimer's Society". Alzheimers.org.uk. 8 September 2008. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  27. ^ "Ruth Langsford - Alzheimer's Society". Alzheimers.org.uk. 15 March 2007. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  28. ^ "Official Ruth Langsford". Official Ruth Langsford. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  29. ^ "Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford become patrons of Dogs Trust". DogCast Radio. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  30. ^ "New dementia campaign launches as research reveals the true cost to business of dementia". Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  31. ^ [1]

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