Ruth Langsford extends leave from Loose Women amid divorce from Eamonn Holmes

Loose Women star Ruth Langsford has extended her leave from the ITV show amid her divorce from Eamonn Holmes.

The pair, whose split was announced last month, previously presented This Morning together and were married for nearly 14 years.

Langsford, 64, has been a regular on the ITV topical panel show since the 1990s, appearing alongside panel members including Denise Welch and Coleen Nolan.

A spokesperson for the TV presenter said: “Ruth had holiday time booked from Loose Women and has extended her leave.

“She’s looking forward to returning to the show in due course.”

Langsford and GB News presenter Holmes, 64, married in 2010 and share a son called Jack, who was born in 2002.

Their wedding was attended by TV presenters Gloria Hunniford and Jeremy Kyle, EastEnders actress Zoe Lucker and former champion boxer Barry McGuigan, and came 13 years after they began dating.

Northern Irish broadcaster Holmes also has three children, Declan, Rebecca and Niall, from his first marriage.

When Holmes returned to his GB News breakfast show on May 28, following news of the divorce, he addressed the fact his relationship has been the subject of headlines.

“Just before we move on I would like to thank people for your support for Ruth and I over the last few days as to the news of our separation,” he said.

“Your support for both of us is very much appreciated.”

ITV has been approached for comment.