Ruth Langsford: Strictly’s good for my marriage

ICONINSIDER — Ruth Langsford insists ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ has been good for her marriage.
The 57-year-old presenter admitted her spouse Eamonn Holmes “loves” seeing her glamorous transformations every weekend and he was particularly impressed when she donned a long blonde wig for movie week last month.
She said: “I’m not worried about a curse. If anything, it’s been the opposite – Eamonn loves me looking so glamorous.
“On a Saturday night, before I go into make-up, he’ll ask who he’s going home with that night. The blonde hair was a very big hit.”
The ‘Loose Women’ presenter knows she isn’t the best dancer in the competition but she’s having a great time and hopes she’s inspiring other women her age.
She told You magazine: “I’ve always loved the show and always wanted to be asked to do it.
“I just wanted to learn to dance. And I wanted to do it for a whole generation of menopausal women who haven’t given up on themselves just because they are in their 50s. For me, this was about hot moves, not hot flushes, and throwing myself into the glamour, sequins and drama of this incredible show.
“I’m not a trained dancer but I still put myself out there and try because I want to have fun and see how far I can go.”
And Ruth – who is partnered with Anton Du Beke – would recommend dance as an effective form of exercise for anyone her age.
She said: “With all the dancing I’ve finally got my waist back. So if any woman my age is feeling they are losing their body to the menopause, my advice would be to get dancing.”
Ruth is in awe of fellow contestant Debbie McGee, 59, who has consistently topped the leaderboard on the show.
She said: “That woman is incredible. She’s giving all the young ones a run for their money. I just watch her with my mouth open, thinking: ‘How can her body do that?’ ”

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