Ruth Langsford latest celeb to seek Strictly’s glitterball glory
THIS MORNING presenter Ruth Langsford has just been announced as the latest celeb to put herself through the Strictly Come Dancing sawmill.
The TV regular received the dubious praise of her less-than-athletic husband Eamonn Holmes who said his wife will be ‘an inspiration to older women around the country’ as she goes from ‘hot flushes to hot moves’ on the show.
Langsford announced she would be taking part while presenting This Morning with her other half, when she emerged from behind one of three glittery doors, declaring: ‘It’s me!’
Getting somewhat beside herself, she added: ‘I have dreamt about doing Strictly for so long, I can’t quite believe my dream has come true.’
The presenter joins two other confirmed names on the show, EastEnders actor Davood Ghadami and Mollie King from girlband The Saturdays.
The 35-year-old soap actor, who plays Kush Kazemi, follows a long line of Albert Square stars who have joined the Strictly alumni, including Jake Wood, 45, Kellie Bright, 41, and Kara Tointon, 34, who won the show in 2010.
Meanwhile, King will follow in the footsteps of her former bandmate Frankie Bridge, 28, who competed in 2014.
Langsford won’t be the first daytime telly stalwart who has twirled themselves around the Strictly dancefloor as she joins a long list of previous tryers, including This Morning colleague Alison Hammond, Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid, BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty, Chris Hollins and Carol Kirkwood, and Lisa Riley and Christine Bleakley from Loose Women.
Nothing has been confirmed yet, but showbiz commentators have mooted a host of other names rumoured to be taking part, including comic actor Brian Conley, former Bros star Matt Goss, and sporting legend Paula Radcliffe.
Author: Simon Wilgress-pipe