Ruth Langsford set to discuss Eamonn Holmes split on Loose Women return

Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes pictured in smart clothes at a ceremony
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Ruth Langsford is set to discuss her split from Eamonn Holmes on her return to Loose Women later this month. The former This Morning co-hosts, who were together for 27 years and married for 14, announced their separation in May.

Ruth, who has been absent from the lunchtime show since April, has not yet publicly addressed the split. A TV insider told MailOnline: "The presenters on Loose Women have a history of opening up about their marriage splits on air and it's a very supportive environment." They added: "Ruth knows the viewers are heavily invested in her breakup so she will be addressing her and Eamonn for the first time on the show."

It's expected that this will be the "one and only time" Ruth discusses her and Eamonn's split. The source continued: "She will be surrounded by the people she's closest to on the show and then will be drawing a line under it... She has no plans to do a big interview. This will be the one and only time she speaks."

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Eamonn, 64, has moved out of the home he shared with Ruth, 64, and last month the GB News presenter admitted he was "not okay". Chatting at the TRIC Awards at London's Grosvenor House Hotel back in June, where he was up for the best news presenter and best news broadcast awards for his gigs on GB News, he told the Mirror: "I'm not okay. This is not a good time at all." When pushed about whether there was any future for him and Ruth Eamonn quipped: "It's too early to say but I hope we can still be friends."

Eamonn, who lives with severe chronic back pain, needing a walking aid and high-tech wheelchair for the occasion, also let slip that he feels like he's living on "borrowed time" as his father Leonard died aged 65 from a heart attack in 1991. He added: "I wasn't going to come but I've got this new chair with all these gadgets." For the latest TV and showbiz news sign up to our newsletter.