Strictly Come Dancing star Ruth Langsford and husband Eamonn Holmes set to host Channel 5 chat show

EAMONN HOLMES and RUTH LANGSFORD have a huge fanbase courtesy of their hosting gig on This Morning.

And after impressing bosses with their documentary The 7 Year Itch, the husband and wife team are primed to present a new show away from the ITV sofa.

Eamonn and Ruth are filming a new weekly show for Channel 5 which will feature celeb interviews and real-life stories — so viewers can expect the couple to continue embarrassing each other with their candid insights from home.

A TV insider said: “Eamonn and Ruth are a top presenting team so it’s no surprise there’s plenty of interest from TV producers.

“The show is at the pilot stage but there’s confidence within Channel 5 that it will become a full series.

"It’s an exciting time.”


The name of the show is still being decided but bosses are using the working title What A Week With Eamonn & Ruth.

News of the project comes after it was announced Eamonn is to be awarded an OBE after nearly 40 years in the industry.


But on This Morning, filling in for Monday-to-Thursday hosts PHILLIP SCHOFIELD and HOLLY WILLOUGHBY, he explained how Ruth — who also works on Loose Women — might have to miss the presentation ceremony because of a two-guest limit.

He said: “My daughter loves the royals so I’d like her to be there.

“My son Jack wanted to be there too. So Ruth might have to stand aside — and she would do that.

“It’d be nice to have three, that would settle it. But I really need about 17 I think.”

I’m sure Ruth could convince the royals to increase his allocation.



DANCING On Ice pro MATT EVERS has spoken about his sexuality for the first time in a bid to inspire young gay people to come out.

The US skater, who’s partnered with CANDICE BROWN on this year’s show, says he has chosen to talk publicly in response to his uncle’s treatment by his family when he was diagnosed with Aids.


Matt said: “He was part of the original San Francisco and New York’s Fire Island crowd back in the Seventies and Eighties.

“I didn’t know I was gay at the time, but when he was dying it hit me really hard that he didn’t know the love of his mum, my grandmother.

“They were strict Catholics at the tip of the Bible Belt.

“I wasn’t aware of why his passing and the thought of him never being accepted by his own family hurt me so much until I realised I was gay.

“It’s scary, the difference between generations.”


Matt, who’s appeared in the show since it started in 2006, was previously married to a woman before coming out.

He told the Attitude Travel Issue: “Donald Trump has given a voice to the bullies. Trump himself is a bully and I’m very outspoken about that.

“I live my life by example, and I want to show young people that what you feel or how you were born isn’t something bad.”

It’s inspiring to see him use his platform as a force for good.

Soapbox

When he arrives early, he is intrigued to find Matt deep in conversation with Phelan.

After Luke discovers Matt’s tale about Andy’s backpacking adventure is made up, he goes in search of Phelan and the pair come to blows.

Elsewhere, Angie and Jude tell Sean off after he leaves some fruit within baby George’s reach.

Meanwhile, in HOLLYOAKS, James is delighted when Harry offers to be his date to a work event.

And Vince, the client, is impressed with Harry’s work.

HONEY G has a new message for those trolling her on social media.

The rapper says people are feeling “threatened” by her new single Riding Hot after the video and her appearance on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday sparked some negative responses.

Responding to taunts online, Honey said: “People are feeling threatened.

“People start to get jealous. I’m a woman and a white rapper, not a lot of people see that. The hate is quite vicious.

“They need to stop hating and think about the love. I’m all about promoting love.

“When people refer to me as c***, it’s an ultimate insult.”

The X Factor star, who turned down a spot on this series of Celebrity Big Brother, added: “These people are just ignorant haters. I feel like it’s a vicious attempt to tarnish my name and reputation.”

Honey’s neck dance in the video is worth a watch.

Must watch

WHAT? The Big Soap Quiz: Coronation Street v Emmerdale, 9pm, ITV

WHY? The casts from the cobbles and the Dales go head to head in a showdown testing their knowledge of their own soap’s storylines.

JOSEPHINE JOBERT is hoping her gig as DS Cassell in BBC1’s Death In Paradise has given her a boost to play the next Bond girl.

The actress, cousin to Casino Royale star EVA GREEN, upped her stunt scenes in the new series in a bid to be considered for the role.


She said: “I would love to be a Bond girl who’s a bit more active, more than just a sexy girl.”

Josephine appeared on ITV’s Lorraine with lead man ARDAL O’HANLON to promote the show, which is filmed on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.


They weren’t the only ones limbering up for a big launch.

Sun columnist Lorraine and comic ROB BECKETT’s new show Wedding Day Winners starts on BBC1 on Saturday night.

It promises to be packed with madcap challenges, celebrity surprises and dad dancing.

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