This Morning presenter Ruth Langsford says the menopause is responsible for ruining her figure
Her husband Eamonn Holmes often jokes about her weight on This Morning, but it looks like he might need to rein in the banter as Ruth Langsford has admitted that she feels “fed up” and “uncomfortable” after putting on the pounds.
With her warm smile and easy-going charm, its hard to believe that the presenter is lacking in body confidence.
But thanks to the menopause, Ruth, 59, tells Woman that after fitting comfortably into a size 12 her whole life, shes starting to feel down as she now struggles to fit into a size 14.
“When I put on any weight, I cant shift it and thats making me a bit fed up,” Ruth tells us. “I was basically a size 12 all my adult life and then when I hit 50, the weight crept up and 12s were feeling a bit snug.
“Eventually I went, Ruth, just admit it, youre now a size 14. And I was fine with that. And now everything that is a 14 is tight. I eat healthily and go to the gym, but its just not shifting.”
The only thing that helped her was Strictly Come Dancing in 2017. “When I did Strictly, everything suddenly started to fit and I had my waist again,” she admits.
“But you cant recreate that kind of exercise in real life. I dont obsess about it, but I feel uncomfortable, like Im squashed into my clothes.”
Going into Red rages
Another downside of being in her 50s, Ruth says, is that the menopause is playing havoc with her moods. “With the menopause, I definitely feel the angry old woman,” she tells Woman.
“I fight over very simple things. And not always people. It can be inanimate objects in the house, or I bang myself or drop something and its like a red rage – the language that comes out!
“Im literally effing and jeffing because Ive dropped the butter knife. Afterwards, I think, God, was that me? Its like Im possessed – the devil takes over my body!”
Luckily, all it takes for Ruths blood pressure to drop is some time at the Surrey home she and Eamonn share with their son Jack, 16. “Im a real home bird, so I just like cooking and pottering,” she says.
Rowing with Eamonn
Someone who feels the brunt of Ruths moods swings is Eamonn. “I love working with Eamonn – hes the most fantastic broadcaster, hes one of the smartest people I know and hes funny beyond belief,” says Ruth.
“He knows if hes in the doghouse he can get out of it by making me laugh.
“Of course there are challenging times, wRead More – Source