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 58)
Singapore
Residence Weybridge, Surrey
Nationality British
Occupation Television presenter
Years active 1986–present
Employer ITV, Channel 5, QVC
Television Loose Women
This Morning
Gift Wrapped
How the Other Half Lives
Ruth Langsford's Fashion Edit
Do the Right Thing
Lorraine
Spouse(s) Eamonn Holmes (m. 2010)
Children 1
3 stepchildren
Parent(s) Dennis and Joan Langsford
Website Official website

Ruth Wendy Langsford (born 17 March 1960) is an English television presenter, best known for presenting numerous shows with her husband Eamonn Holmes such as This Morning, Gift Wrapped and How the Other Half Lives.

Langsford is also an anchor on ITV's lunchtime chat show Loose Women and presents Ruth Langsford's Fashion Edit on QVC. She took part in the fifteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Early life[edit]

Langsford was born in Singapore to father Dennis and mother Joan. She lived in five different countries before the age of ten including Germany and four countries in North Africa. Langsford attended Saltash School in Cornwall from 1977 until 1978.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Langsford began her career as a continuity announcer and newscaster with ITV regional station Television South West (TSW) in Plymouth England. She left TSW when Westcountry Television took over the franchise on 1 January 1993, even closing down the station with fellow announcer, Ian Stirling.

From 1999 until 2002, Langsford was a regular panellist on ITV's daytime chat show Loose Women. In 2010, she returned to the show as a stand-in anchor until 2013. Langsford rejoined Loose Women on 8 January 2014 as a regular anchor.[1] She anchors the show in rotation with Andrea McLean and Christine Lampard.

In 2000, Langsford became a guest presenter on This Morning, and was made a regular presenter in 2006 where she co-hosted alongside Phillip Schofield. Later that year, the show introduced 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 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 until March 2005. She also hosted The Answer Lies in the Soil (1999), The Great British Garden Show, Langsford Late (1999), The Really Useful Show (1997), Mysterious West (1995) and Gardens of the Millennium (1999).

In 2004, Langsford narrated the television series Zoo Story. She guest presented five episodes of GMTV with Lorraine in 2010. Langsford was a contestant on Marco's Kitchen Burnout in 2010 and competed in Born to Shine in 2011.[2]

In 2014, Langsford and Eamonn Holmes co-hosted ten episodes of the ITV teatime quiz show Gift Wrapped.[3]

Since 2015, Langsford and Holmes have presented Channel 5 series How the Other Half Lives, and a third in 2017.

In February 2017, Langsford began co-presenting Ruth Langsford's Fashion Edit alongside Jackie Kabler for QVC.[4]

On 9 August 2017, Langsford was the third celebrity announced to be taking part in the fifteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing.[5] Her professional partner was Anton du Beke. She was the seventh celebrity to be eliminated, and left the show on 12 November.

From March 2018, Langsford co-presented Do the Right Thing with Eamonn Holmes on Channel 5.

Other work[edit]

In September 2010, Langsford co-hosted the breakfast show on BBC London 94.9 alongside Paul Ross.[6] In 2011, Langsford became the brand ambassador for Playtex.[7]

Langsford has written columns for Woman Magazine and Tesco Magazine. She was an ambassador for two Tesco food campaigns.[8][9]

Langsford was on the judging panel for the Pride of Britain Awards in 2016.

Personal life[edit]

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

In 1997, Langsford and Eamonn Holmes started a personal relationship. In 2002, they had a son, Jack Alexander.[10][11] It was announced live on This Morning that Langsford and Holmes were engaged. On 26 June 2010, they married at Elvetham Hall, near Hartley Wintney, Hampshire.[10]

Langsford lives in a six-bedroom mansion in Weybridge, Surrey with her family.

The family have a dog, a Border Collie and Dachshund cross, called Maggie, which they adopted from the Dogs Trust in 2011.[12][13]

Charity work[edit]

Langsford is an ambassador for Alzheimer's Society[14]. 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.[15][16][17]

In November 2011, Langsford hosted a ladies lunch charity event in Manchester to raise money for The Christie & Francis House.[18]

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.[19]

In 2014, Langsford and Holmes, appeared in a Dementia Friends TV advertisement campaign to raise awareness about the disease. The advert was shown throughout 2014.[20] She also supports Centra.[21]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Channel
1993–1994 The West at Work Presenter Westcountry Television
1994 Ruth Meets the Entertainers[22] Presenter
1995-1997 Mysterious West Presenter Westcountry Television
1997 The Really Useful Show Presenter BBC One
1999 The Answer Lies in the Soil Presenter History Channel
Gardens of the Millennium Presenter
Langsford Late Presenter Westcountry Television
1999–2002,
2009–2010, 2012—
Loose Women[23][24][25] Panellist/anchor ITV
1999— This Morning[26] Co-presenter
2001 Taste of the West Presenter Carlton Westcountry
2004 Zoo Story Narrator
2010 GMTV with Lorraine Guest presenter ITV
Marco's Kitchen Burnout Contestant
2011 Born to Shine Contestant
2014 Gift Wrapped[27] Co-presenter
2015— Eamonn & Ruth: How The Other Half Lives[28][29] Co-presenter Channel 5
2017— Ruth Langsford's Fashion Edit Co-presenter QVC
2017 Strictly Come Dancing Contestant BBC One
Eamonn & Ruth's 7 Year Itch Co-presenter Channel 5
2018— Do The Right Thing with Eamonn and Ruth Co-presenter
2018 Love Island: The Reunion Guest ITV2
Guest appearances

References[edit]

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