Eamonn Holmes thanks viewers for support amid divorce

Eamonn Holmes has thanked viewers for their support credit:Bang Showbiz
Eamonn Holmes has thanked viewers for their support credit:Bang Showbiz

Eamonn Holmes has thanked viewers for their support amid his split from Ruth Langsford.

The 64-year-old TV star and Ruth recently announced their split after 14 years of marriage, and Eamonn has now thanked viewers for their recent show of support, admitting that it's "very much appreciated".

He said on GB News: "Just before we move on, we'd 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."

A source previously revealed that Eamonn intended to address his split from Ruth during an upcoming TV appearance.

The veteran presenter was determined to "say a few words" about their break-up, rather than shying away from the issue.

The insider told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "Eamonn is always frank on camera and knows it will be odd for him to discuss the day’s news without mentioning his split so he’ll say a few words.

"He is putting on a brave face and will be the true professional he always is. Focusing on work will be a welcome distraction."

Eamonn and Ruth, 64, announced their split on Saturday (25.05.24).

The celebrity duo - who previously co-hosted 'This Morning' together - are already in the process of finalising their divorce.

A rep for the duo said at the time: "Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes have confirmed their marriage is over and they are in the process of divorcing."

Meanwhile, Ruth previously revealed the origins of her romance with Eamonn, explaining that the TV star spotted her on an episode of 'Countryfile'.

Ruth and Eamonn came face-to-face "a couple of years later" and the duo eventually fell in love.

She said on 'Loose Women': "He was at home watching 'Countryfile' and he said that 'This woman popped up doing a piece to camera', and I was doing a piece to camera on the back of a boat. When I met him a couple of years later, he asked me if I was on the back of a boat on a red jacket.

"So he spotted me!"