Eamonn Holmes opens GB News breakfast show with brief statement on Ruth Langsford divorce

28 May 2024, 06:29 | Updated: 28 May 2024, 09:38

Eamonn Holmes addressed his split from Ruth Langsford as he opened his Tuesday morning show on GB News.

The pair announced on Saturday that they were divorcing after 14 years of marriage.

Holmes spoke about the news briefly to thank people for their support.

He said: "Just before we move on I would just like to thank people for your support for Ruth and I over the last few days as to the news of our separation.

"Your support for both of us is very much appreciated."

Earlier in the show, he had referenced having an "emotional" weekend watching the FA Cup final between Manchester United and Man City.

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Holmes and Langsford presented ITV daytime chat show This Morning together for 15 years before quitting the show in 2021.

The 64-year-olds tied the knot in 2010, having started dating in 1997.

After leaving This Morning, Holmes joined GB News where he presents the channel's breakfast show and Langsford is a regular on ITV's Loose Women.

Together they also presented Channel 5 programmes including How The Other Half Lives and Do The Right Thing With Eamonn And Ruth, and made numerous appearances on Channel 4's Celebrity Gogglebox.

Holmes is also a former Sky News presenter.