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Monday 19th August 2019

Eamonn Holmes reveals he makes big sacrifices to appear on TV

He and wife Ruth are on TV a lot!

Eamonn Holmes says he and Ruth Langsford have reached "cult status" because of their workload.

The 59-year-old TV presenter admits that he and his 58-year-old co-host - who have been married for nine years - have had to make sacrifices so they could begin fronting This Morning on Sunday, but they enjoy being recognised for their hard work.

Ruth and Eamonn have just started hosting This Morning on Sunday (Credit: ITV)

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Eamonn told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Sometimes, you reach a complimentary status where they start calling you a cult.

"Well, I think that's what they are calling me...

"We are privileged to be offered work, and I can't believe that I'm still relevant, being in the business nearly 40 years.

The married couple work together a lot (Credit: ITV)

I miss my mum. But that's a sacrifice.

Adding that This Morning on Sunday had potential to become two hours long like it is on a weekday if the fans want it to, Eamonn said he has to "run family life" in between his workload.

"It's difficult. I know the first 10 weeks of the year I can't go back to Belfast, and that grinds on me - I miss my mum. But that's a sacrifice.

"I apologise to anyone who is sick of looking at me and Ruth on TV."

This month, the power couple began hosting ITV's This Morning on Sunday - a weekend version of the weekly brunch-time show, which they already host on Fridays.

The couple also present Channel 5 shows Do The Right Thing and How the Other Half Lives.

Ruth is a regular on Loose Women (Credit: ITV)

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Ruth regularly anchors Loose Women, and Eamonn hosts a daily, three-hour radio show.

The couple - who are on air for up to 17 hours a week - are also constantly in demand for panel shows.

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