Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes are some of the most recognisable faces on British television.
After years appearing together on This Morning, and their respective solo careers in entertainment and news, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who didn’t have an idea of who they were.
But even the biggest fan of the TV couple might find themselves unable to recognise them, in a new picture shared by Eamonn.
On his Instagram account, Eamonn shared an image of the pair with a rather dramatic makeover, from an issue of our sister publication, Woman’s Own.
The surprising image saw the couple embracing a more unusual look, as they dressed up in Ancient Egyptian garb. Ruth appeared to be channelling Elizabeth Taylor’s iteration of legendary Queen Cleopatra, while Eamonn looked almost the spitting image of Richard Burton in the classic 1963 film.
Eamonn Holmes shared the picture alongside a tounge-in-cheek caption. He wrote, ‘Sitting wondering what’s for lunch with Ruth’ – as the pair looked off into the distance.
Fans appeared to love the humorous photo, commenting on the image in their droves.
One said, ‘Loving the look 😀👍’, while another commented, ‘Beautiful suits you both xx’
Other social media users couldn’t believe how much Ruth looked like legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor. One wrote, “Ruth you look spit of Elizabeth Taylor xx”, and a second said, “Had to look twice…thought it was Liz Taylor 😳”.
The funny picture comes after Ruth shared a sweet tribute to her husband of 15 years whilst live on Loose Women. Reading out the text she had sent to Eamonn, she said, ‘My darling, we are all so busy I worry I don’t take the time to tell you how much I love you.
“Well, I love you more than you will ever know. You make my life complete and give me the love and support to do everything I do.
“Thank you for making me feel like the most loved woman in the world.”
In fact, speaking to Hello! magazine during their wedding, Eamonn even compared his and Ruth’s relationship to the passionate union between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
He said, “Our relationship is very passionate. We’re like Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Although we bicker and argue, ultimately our love for each other and the bond we share is so strong.”
So it seems that the tounge-in-cheek photo is perhaps the perfect comparison for the couple.