Ruth Langsford
Born
Ruth Wendy Langsford

(1960-03-17) 17 March 1960 (age 61)
NationalityBritish
Other namesRuth Holmes
OccupationTelevision presenter
Years active1986–present
Employeritv QVC UK
Spouse(s)
(m. 2010)
Children1
WebsiteOfficial website

Ruth Wendy Langsford (also Holmes; born 17 March 1960)[1] is an English television presenter. She has presented various television shows, including This Morning (1999–present) in which she is the longest serving presenter, Gift Wrapped (2014), How the Other Half Lives (2015–present), and Ruth Langsford’s Fashion Edit (2017–present). Since 1999, Langsford has been a regular panellist on the ITV talk show Loose Women, becoming a presenter in 2013. In 2017, she took part in the fifteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing, in which she finished in ninth place.

Early life

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

Career

Television

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, 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.[2] She anchors the show in rotation with Jane Moore, Charlene White 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, making her the longest serving presenter of the programme. Later that year, the show introduced Eamonn Holmes to co-host with Langsford every Friday.

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.[3]

In 2014, Langsford and Eamonn Holmes co-hosted ten episodes of the ITV teatime quiz show Gift Wrapped.[4]

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.[5]

On 9 August 2017, Langsford was the third celebrity announced to be taking part in the fifteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing.[6] 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.

In 2019 and again in 2020, Langsford co-presented the Channel 5 dieting series Lose a Stone in Four Weeks for Summer, alongside GP Amir Khan.

Other work

In September 2010, Langsford co-hosted the breakfast show on BBC London 94.9 alongside Paul Ross.[7]

In 2011, Langsford became the brand ambassador for Playtex.[8]

In 2013, Langsford became brand ambassador for Clarivu refractive lens exchange procedure sold by Optegra.[9]

Langsford has written columns for Woman Magazine and Tesco Magazine. She was an ambassador for two Tesco food campaigns.[10][11]

She was on the judging panel for the Pride of Britain Awards in 2016.[citation needed]

Personal life

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

In 1996, Langsford began dating Eamonn Holmes, though the two kept their relationship secret for years out of respect for Holmes' first wife, Gabrielle, from whom he was separated at the time. In 2002, Langsford gave birth to their son, Jack Alexander Holmes.[12][13] They were married on 26 June 2010.[12]

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1993–1994 The West at Work Presenter
1994 Ruth Meets the Entertainers[14]
1995–1997 Mysterious West
1997 The Really Useful Show
1999 The Answer Lies in the Soil
Gardens of the Millennium
Langsford Late
1999–2002,
2009–2010,
2012–present
Loose Women[15][16][17] Panellist/anchor Regular panellist (1999–2000, 2002)

Guest presenter (2006, 2007)

Guest panellist (2019)

1999–2021 This Morning[18] Co-presenter School holidays; with Eamonn Holmes
2001 Taste of the West Presenter
2004 Zoo Story Narrator
2010 GMTV with Lorraine Guest presenter
Marco's Kitchen Burnout Contestant
2011 Born to Shine
2014 Gift Wrapped[19] Co-presenter Daytime quiz
2015–present Eamonn & Ruth: How The Other Half Lives[20][21] 5 series
2017–present Ruth Langsford's Fashion Edit Live fashion show
2017 Strictly Come Dancing Contestant
Eamonn & Ruth's 7 Year Itch Co-presenter
2018–2019 Do The Right Thing with Eamonn and Ruth 2 series
2018 How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep One-off special
2019 Wonder Park Aunt Albertine UK version
2019–2020 Lose a Stone in 4 Weeks Presenter Three-part series[22]

References

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  2. ^ "Official Ruth Langsford". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  3. ^ Matthew Hancock (13 August 2011). "Jake Brown, Drummer, on ITV's Born To Shine". Archived from the original on 13 March 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2017 – via YouTube.
  4. ^ "Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford host new show for ITV Daytime". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Ruth Langsford at QVC - QVCUK.com". Qvcuk.com. Archived from the original on 9 August 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Loose Women's Ruth Langsford is limbering up for Strictly!". Strictly Come Dancing. 9 August 2017. Archived from the original on 11 December 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Get the latest on the Tube strikes". News.bbc.co.uk. 7 September 2010. Archived from the original on 9 August 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Official Ruth Langsford". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Ruth Langsford's Sight Restored with Revolutionary Lens Replacement Surgery". 22 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Interview with Tesco Real Food Judge and TV Presenter Ruth Langsford – Feeding Boys & a FireFighter". Feedingboys.co.uk. 20 June 2011. Archived from the original on 28 May 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Official Ruth Langsford". Officialruthlangsford.com. Archived from the original on 16 March 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  12. ^ a b Coleman, Maureen (26 June 2010). "Holmes and partner Ruth walk down aisle". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 26 June 2010.
  13. ^ "Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes Reveal Secret To Happy Marriage – Woman And Home". Woman and Home. Archived from the original on 25 September 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Ruth Meets the Entertainers Part One (1994)". Bfi.org.uk. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
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  18. ^ "Ruth Langsford | Presenters & Experts | This Morning". Itv.com. 4 September 2013. Archived from the original on 5 September 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
  19. ^ "Gift Wrapped". Itv.com. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  21. ^ "Channel 5 Orders Super-Rich Documentary Series Fronted By Eamonn Holmes & Ruth Langsford – TVWise". Tvwise.co.uk. 10 September 2015. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  22. ^ "Lose a Stone in 4 Weeks". channel5.com. Retrieved 4 March 2021.