Are Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford the hardest working couple in showbiz?
This month, the presenters took on ITV’s This Morning on Sundays (they already host Fridays), on top of a packed schedule hosting Do The Right Thing, and filming a new series of How the Other Half Lives for Channel 5.
Ruth regularly appears on Loose Women and QVC, while Eamonn hosts a daily, three-hour radio show.
The couple – on air for up to 17 hours a week – are also constantly in demand for panel shows.
The couple – on air for up to 17 hours a week – are also constantly in demand for panel shows
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“Sometimes, you reach a complimentary status where they start calling you a cult,” explains Eamonn. “Well, I think that’s what they are calling me…”
Eamonn admits the couple will spend 10 weeks working up to 14 hours a day, six days a week to cram in all their production meetings and broadcasts.
Thankfully, he has pampering “replenishing” Saturdays to recover with physio sessions, pilates and reflexology. (“It’s not nice it’s agony,” he insists of his “restorative” day.)
“We are privileged to be offered work, and I can’t believe that I’m still relevant, being in the business nearly 40 years,” says Eamonn.
Eamonn has pampering “replenishing” Saturdays to recover with physio sessions, pilates and reflexology
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“This Morning on Sunday could turn into a two-hour version like the rest of the week, depending on reaction – apparently it’s good so far.
“In between all that, you run your family life like everyone else does. You do dry cleaning and buy new shoes and try to go to the dentist.
“It’s difficult,” he admits.
“I know the first 10 weeks of the year I can’t go back to Belfast, and that grinds on me – I miss my mum. But that’s a sacrifice.”
He adds with a chuckle: “I apologise to anyone who is sick of looking at me and Ruth on TV.”
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