Eamonn Holmes lands new TV job with glamorous pal after 'very much orchestrated' Ruth split

Eamonn Holmes has revealed an unexpected new career direction following the publicised split from his wife, Ruth Langsford. The television duo, both aged 64, stunned fans on Saturday with the news that they were ending their 14-year marriage and proceeding with a divorce.

Eamonn, who is said to be "refusing to play part" in what he perceives as Ruth's "very much orchestrated" announcement of their separation, is a familiar face on British TV. Now, he's venturing into travel presenting, teaming up with Hayley Sparkes, aged 40, reports the Mirror.

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Commenting on his new role as a spokesperson for The Travel Franchise, the GB News presenter shared: "Working in news means that I often see or report on how the travel industry is disrupted. During the pandemic, it was clear that those who had booked through travel agents had support and advice when they needed it most."

He added: "If I want something done I get someone with expertise in that field to do it and travel is no different. I would never think of booking my holiday independently. I pick up the phone and talk to a travel consultant who I know and trust, and who can add a layer of value and security to help navigate any uncertainties, ensuring a smoother and more enjoyable travel experience."

Hayley Sparkes appeared on Channel 4's First Dates -Credit:Channel 4
Hayley Sparkes appeared on Channel 4's First Dates -Credit:Channel 4

Eamonn will also be joining forces with Hayley, who has expressed admiration for him, calling him her "idol", to co-host a podcast. Additionally, Eamonn has already hosted a seminar aboard the luxurious Sky Princess cruise ship as it sailed through Scandinavia.

Hayley shared her enthusiasm about working with Eamonn Holmes on Instagram, posting a picture of the two of them and writing: 'What a dream come true!

My TV Friend and broadcasting idol @eamonnholmes will be working with @notjusttravelofficial. I can't wait to work alongside Eamonn co-hosting the travel podcast and presenting together on trips around the world.

"Despite his new venture, it's reported that Eamonn is upset over his split from Ruth, having spent months trying to salvage their marriage. He has reportedly blamed Ruth for orchestrating the break up.The Mail On Sunday quoted a source close to Eamonn saying that he would become 'very angry indeed' when questioned about the state of his marriage.The source stated: "His language became really quite rude. He was struggling to accept it.

Another insider added: "Eamonn's preferred way was not to tell anyone. Deep down he knew it couldn't carry on but he was kind of sticking his head in the sand. He is very upset indeed. ".