Ruth Langsford was less than impressed when she discovered she had made it onto a list of ‘Unlikely celebrity crushes’.
The TV presenter, 61, didn’t look too pleased on Tuesday’s Loose Women when fellow panellist Coleen Noleen told her she was voted into the top 10 of surprising celebrity crushes in a new poll by Buzz Bingo.
Ruth said: ‘Am I? Of a celebrity crushes? I’ve never been on those lists. Unlikely? Seriously, unlikely? rude!’
Not happy: Ruth Langsford was less than impressed when she discovered she had made it onto a list of ‘Unlikely celebrity crushes
Coleen reckoned Ruth should take her inclusion as a compliment, saying: ‘I’m laughing now but when I saw it I was actually jealous. I don’t even get on the list of unlikely crushes so every credit.’
Ruth asked: ‘What does unlikely mean?
Coleen replied ‘I don’t know, I suppose unlikely that someone would have a crush on you.’
The other co-hosts laughed as Frankie Bridge said: ‘That’s so mean!’
Glamour: The TV presenter, 61, didn’t look too pleased on Tuesday’s Loose Women when fellow panellist Coleen Noleen told her she was voted into the top 10 of surprising celebrity crushes in a new poll (pictured in January 2020)
Ruth’s Loose Women co-star Denise Welch also made the list.
Karren Brady was number one with 20 per cent, Home Secretary Priti Patel came in second with 14 per cent while Deborah Meaden was third with 12 per cent.
Ruth finished in 10th place with 2 per cent of the vote while Denise Welch was eighth with five per cent.
It comes after the news that Ruth and husband Eamonn Holmes will return to This Morning to co-host for seven weeks from July when Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby take their summer break.
Ruth said: ‘Am I? Of a celebrity crushes? I’ve never been on those lists. Unlikely? Seriously? Unlikely, rude!’
Crush: Ruth’s Loose Women co-star Denise Welch also made the list, which was compiled by Buzz Bingo
The pair previously presented the programme every Friday, but were replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary in January.
Ruth revealed they are returning to the brunch-time show over the summer holidays, telling OK! magazine: ‘We’ll be doing seven weeks from July. I’m looking forward to it.’
Buzz Bingo’s Unlikely Celebrity Crushes List
The top 10 females were:
1. Karren Brady – 20 per cent
2. Prit Patel – 14 per cent
3. Deborah Meaden – 12 per cent
4. Shirley Ballas – 10 per cent
5. Jenny Ryan – 7 per cent
6. Nicola Sturgeon – 6 per cent
7. Carol Kirkwood – 6 per cent
8. Denise Welch – 5 per cent
9. Judy Finnigan – 4 per cent
10. Ruth Langsford – 2 per cent
The top 10 males were:
1. Richard Osman – 14 per cent
2. Andy Burnham – 11 per cent
3. Jeremy Vine – 10 per cent
4. Pep Guardiola – 10 per cent
5. Dion Dublin – 7 per cent
6. Jeremy Clarkson – 5 per cent
7. Dominic Raab – 5 per cent
8. Greg Wallace – 3 per cent
9. Nick Knowles – 3 per cent
10. Monty Don – 2 per cent
Eamonn and Ruth have filled in for main hosts Phillip and Holly since their departure, but they didn’t appear on the show during the recent half-term.
The pair co-hosted the show in April, and Eamonn took the opportunity to tell viewers he is going to be a grandfather for the first time.
The veteran presenter said: ‘Declan is my eldest boy, he’s 32, and Jenny is his beloved wife. They have just announced that I, together with Valerie and Robin, Jenny’s mum and dad, and Gabrielle, Declan’s mummy, we’re all going to be grandparents.
‘It’s very good. We’re very happy.’
Ruth, who is Declan’s step-mother, added: ‘Declan and Jenny – we’re so, so happy for you. Lots of love to you.’
She sweetly added: ‘They’re going to be the most wonderful parents.’
It was revealed on November 30 that Ruth and Eamonn, who fill in for Holly and Phillip on Fridays, had been cut from their weekly slot to be replaced with Alison and Dermot.
The two stars both sent out an identical statement which read: ‘It’s a changing of the guard on Fridays from January. We hope you make Alison and Dermot as welcome as you’ve made us over the years.
‘Have a Ball you two!… ‘It’s not Goodbye from us, it’s simply Au Revoir until the next half term.’
Breaking her silence on the shake-up following weeks of speculation, Alison, said in a statement: ‘I never dreamt that when I first joined This Morning – initially for a few months – that I would still be there 19 years later.
‘I genuinely care about the show and the viewers who watch, so it’s a huge privilege and honour to be hosting a show I adore so much. I’m just really excited to be doing even more of what I love alongside the lovely Dermot.’
Sharing his own statement, co-host Dermot said: ‘I’m deeply thrilled and honoured to be joining the This Morning team next year. We have huge shoes to fill and we are well aware what a privilege it is to be stepping into them.
‘Above all, we want to have fun and for you to be able to kick your weekend off with a smile, especially given the year we’ve all had.
‘So I’m delighted to be co-hosting with the living embodiment of sunshine on a rainy day. I can’t wait to get started.’
They’re back! It comes after the news that Ruth and husband Eamonn Holmes will return to This Morning to co-host for seven weeks from July when Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby take their summer break