Ruth Langsford Worried That ‘Punishing’ Workload Will Kill Eamonn Holmes
“I worry that Eamonn takes a lot on,” she told the Daily Mirror. Eamonn revealed to The Sun last month that he often sleeps as little as four hours and said he’s sure a combination of sleep deprivation and his work load ‘will kill me at some point’.
He wakes at 4am to present Sky News Sunrise, which runs weekdays from 6am-9am, before joining his wife on the ITV sofa on Fridays to present This Morning. The two have also recently been working 18-hour days filming their their six-part documentary Eamonn And Ruth: How The Other Half Lives.
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“He’s very responsible for his family, and I think anything where you are getting up that early and then still working until 9pm is going to take its toll,” Ruth said. “Instead of me just going, ‘Oh be careful, I worry about you,’ I sort out his food and make sure he’s in bed on time, that he’s going to have clean sheets and a clean shirt and I’ve made a lovely dinner. You can’t have that kind of schedule and not put the right petrol in your body.”
With such busy schedules, the pair, both 55, are very much looking forward to retirement. Ruth said: “I’d like to work for as long as television will have me, and I think people like me are flying the flag for older women on screen, but Eamonn and I do think about retirement and how we would live. I have a very happy marriage and love spending time with my husband … I’m thoroughly looking forward to the day when we don’t have to get up for work and can just go for a walk on the beach or take the dog for a walk.”
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Ruth also revealed how difficult the decision to accept the This Morning job was, fearing how they would juggle work and looking after their 13-year-old son, Jack.
“As a professional broadcaster, it’s very hard to turn work down and it’s flattering to be asked, so your natural reaction is to go, ‘Yes, wow. That’s amazing.’ But we have to work out the schedule. I love what I do, but my marriage and family is much more important to me than my job. My job is not my life.”
THE ROSWELL ALIEN AUTOPSY - EAMONN INVESTIGATES
WHO IS RAY SANTILLI? THE STORY IS RAY SANTILLI IS A LONDON BUSINESSMAN WHO MADE A SUPPOSED COPY OF A REAL ALIEN AUTOPSY – BUT NOT JUST ANY OLD ALIEN – AN ACTUAL ALIEN FROM THE CRAFT THAT CRASHED AT ROSWELL IN 1947. HE CLAIMS HE GOT THE ORIGINAL AUTOPSY FILM WHILST SEARCHING FOR ELVIS PRESLEY MEMORABILIA IN THE USA BUT CAME ACROSS AN OLD US ARMY GUY WHO SOLD HIM THE AUTOPSY FOOTAGE. THE FILM HE GOT WAS IN SUCH A BAD WAY IT WAS LITERALLY FALLING APART AFTER ALL THAT TIME FROM 1947 SO HE SAYS HE COPIED WHAT HED GOT IN A FILM HE MADE, PUTTING, APPARENTLY, A FEW FRAMES OF THE ORIGINAL AUTOPSY INTO HIS REHASH OF THE AUTOPSY. See it: