Ruth Langsford joins Strictly Come Dancing
Ruth Langsford is the latest celebrity to join this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.
The news that the This Morning host would be participating was confirmed at midday by the official Strictly Twitter account.
— BBC Strictly✨ (@bbcstrictly) August 9, 2017
Langsford will join The Saturdays singer Mollie King and EastEnders actor Davood Ghadami, both of whom have already been confirmed for the series.
Speaking on This Morning about the announcement, Langsford said she was “excited” to be taking part.
Her husband Eamonn Holmes, however, was less thrilled after learning she expected him to be there every Saturday to watch her perform.
He said: “But what about the football? The start of the football season?”
Langsford admitted she was surprised to learn the show wasn’t lying about celebrities and their partners only being announced on reveal night.
She said: “The reveal show is the first time [she will meet her professional partner], I thought ‘oh come on, I bet they tell you’, but the reveal show is the first time. I do worry about who will have to lift me up. It is hard work, you have to put the work in.”
Who her partner will be is far from the biggest worry, however, as Holmes is concerned about Langsford’s packed schedule, especially since she will maintain her presenting workload throughout.
He said: “I think Strictly is fine for people who are resting between jobs but she’s flat out, she’s got a lot of work and there’s family responsibilities that’ll be neglected, I’ve got to worry about who or what is going to be around, what’s in the fridge. When’s she gonna get time to train? You’re gonna be grumpy and tired.”