They’re one of TV’s favourite presenting duos, but Eamonn Holmes says wife Ruth Langsford ‘wait’s on him at home’ as he’s can’t cook to save his life
Eamonn Holmes admits his wife Ruth Langsford “waits” on him at home as he’s such a useless cook.
The morning TV presenter has revealed that his partner of 25 years does all the cooking – and has even banned him from the kitchen.
“She is so territorial, she just bans me from the kitchen,” he said.
“It used to be I would come in and say, ‘Can I help?’ ‘No you cannot – go away.’
“And I sort of thought that suits me. I will sit there and be waited and served on. It’s an exclusion zone. It is her domain,” he told the Daily Star.
Despite the fact he counts pouring Bran Flakes into a bowl as a culinary achievement, Eamonn is currently the host of a new cookery show on BBC iPlayer.
Farm To Feast: Best Menu Wins is a six-part series which sees amateur chefs in Eamonn’s native Northern Ireland compete against each other to make the best dishes from local produce.
Michelin star chef Danni Barry and food critic Joris Minne make up the rest of the judging panel.
Husband and wife Eamonn and Ruth are one of Britain’s best-loved TV presenting duos.
They regularly fill in for Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield on ITV’s This Morning.
But Eamonn recently poked fun at how fans always want to meet his wife – and not him – when they are spotted off-screen.
Even in his hometown of Belfast, the telly favourite says it’s Ruth fans are most excited to see.
“Coming home with her is like a royal visit. Nobody’s interested in me,” he told Belfast Live.
“In fact I’m thinking about having a sign made that says, ‘No Ruth is not with me’ because the only question I get asked is, ‘Is Ruth with you, where’s Ruth?’ They don’t even ask me how I’m doing.”
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The 61-year-old broadcaster has spoken of his wishes to one day return home to live in Northern Ireland.
Although there is no talk of retirement – and he’s a few years officially off that anyway – Eamonn says he misses Belfast a lot and hopes to return full time at some point in the future.
The dad-of -four still has friends and family there, including his 92-year-old mother, Josephine.
But Eamonn confirmed he won’t be moving back just yet due to his and Ruth’s work commitments in London.
Ruth’s mother is also not very well so the couple want to remain living close to her in England so they can look after her.
“All I know is when I step foot in Belfast, I know I’m home and it just brings my soul alive,” he said.
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