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Eamonn Holmes made a joke about his sex life with wife Ruth Langsford during an appearance on Loose Women yesterday.
Eamonn, 60, joined Ruth, 59, on the panel alongside Stacey Solomon, 30, and her partner, Joe Swash, 38, as part of a special couples’ episode ahead of Valentine’s Day.
Unsurprisingly, the topic quickly turned to sex – and Eamonn didn’t hold back as he branded Ruth ‘traditional’ when it comes to making love.
He said, ‘Ruth’s very traditional, she has a time and a place for everything – a night of the week. She’s a creature of habit, aren’t you darling?’
Ruth quickly retorted that she’s simply ‘organised’ and prefers ‘quality over quantity,’ but Eamonn sarcastically replied, ‘I don’t think any man would put quality over quantity!’
And in a discussion about whether they’d consider a designated ‘love shed’ for sex, rather than keeping it to the bedroom to spice things up, Eamonn joked, ‘I am being very quiet because, to me, it wouldn’t really matter where it is. I would just be grateful.’
Fellow panelist Janet Street-Porter then jumped in, saying to Eamonn, ‘You know I’m available.’
Joe Swash also joked that he and Stacey haven’t had sex for so long – thanks to their four children sleeping with them most nights – that he’d be ‘nervous’ the next time they did it.
This isn’t the first time Eamonn and Ruth, who have been together since 1997 and married in 2010, have spoken openly about their sex life.
Speaking about the menopause, Ruth has previously said, ‘I still feel sexy but a lot of that is because my husband makes me feel sexy.
‘I don’t walk around all day going, “I’m too sexy for my skirt” but Eamonn loves me and will tell me I’m gorgeous.’
She added, ‘If you’re tired and you’ve put on weight that’s not conducive to feeling like a sex kitten, but you can have a healthy sex life after the menopause.’
Too right, Ruth!