We couldn’t be more excited to see Ruth Langsford showing off her moves on the Strictly Come Dancing dance-floor this Autumn, but it would appear that husband Eamonn isn’t as excited. In fact, the This Morning presenter is feeling rather nervous about the whole thing.
Though he was quick to publicly congratulate his wife on social media, posting a heartfelt message on his Instagram page, Eamonn also admitted that he was worried about Ruth appearing on the show.
“My darling wife will be in The #Strictly line up. I’m so proud… and so worried,” he wrote alongside a picture of Ruth. Could he be referring to the infamous ‘Strictly curse?’
Over the course of the 15 Strictly Come Dancing series, there have been countless affairs between dancers and the celebrities that appear on the show, resulting in the breakdowns of multiple marriages. Presenter Claudia Winkleman has previously offered her theory of why so many partners stray after appearing on Strictly. She said, “It is very intimate to dance! The celebrity and pro develop a fascinating and incredibly close bond.”
Louise and Jamie Redknapp are the most recent casualties of the so-called ‘Strictly curse’, with their marriage breaking down after Louise appeared on the show last year. While there has been no suggestion of an affair, Louise has admitted that her experience forced her to re-evaluate her relationship.
She said, “Something has to give somewhere, and I think it was me that gave. Going back and doing Strictly made me realise my desire is still the same. I just love being on the stage.” She’s since been seen out partying frequently with fellow Strictly star Daisy Lowe, with a recent jaunt seeing the pair reportedly spending £100K on vodka and champagne at a high-end London club.
But while Eamonn may have his reservations, it’s clear that Ruth is excited for the challenge. Of her new appointment, she shared: “I have dreamt about doing Strictly for so long, I can’t quite believe my dream has come true!
“The sum of my dance experience is throwing a few shapes at a party, I’ve never had a dance lesson in my life. Without doubt it will be the scariest yet most exciting thing I’ve ever done. It will be a welcome change worrying about my next hot move instead of my next hot flush!”
The Loose Women panellist is the third contestant to be announced as part of the Strictly line up. We can’t wait to see who’s up next!
Strictly Come Dancing returns to screens in September on BBC One.