Ruth Langsford celebrates being 'one step closer' to seeing her mum

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Ruth Langsford received the covid-19 vaccine today
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Ruth Langsford is feeling exceptionally "grateful" today after receiving her first covid-19 vaccine. 

The 60-year-old revealed she thought the phone call was a "scam," but is thrilled nevertheless to be one step closer to seeing her mother, who is currently in a care home.

The This Morning star - who recently faced This Morning 'axe' rumours  - shared a photo of the monumental moment on Instagram, writing, "JUST HAD MY VACCINE!! Feel SO grateful. Thought it was a scam message at first as I wasn’t expecting to be called until March! Thank you everybody, staff & volunteers, at the vaccination centre in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey...a quick, well organised and very friendly experience. 

"The jab took seconds and was painless. Thank you @stephanieshervington for being so lovely....you & your colleagues are doing an amazing job. Another step forward to being able to see my Mum again I hope. Thank you @nhsengland @astrazeneca @oxford_uni #covid #vaccine."

Eamonn Holmes' wife broke down in tears on Loose Women just last week over the fact she hasn't been able to hug her mum in over a year, since the global pandemic began.

So it's no surprise having the vaccine is a huge step in the right direction.

Discussing the topic on the magazine show, Ruth said, "This is very close to my heart as my mum has not been out of her care home since March.

"The biggest concern for lots of people is if they die and you haven't actually held them.

"I've seen my mum through a window, I phone her all the time but I haven't physically touched her."

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford attend the launch of This Morning Live at The London Television Centre, London

Ruth and Eamonn are keen to get back to normal life 

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She ended the emotional segment in tears, saying, "Well let's hope that is soon because I think people really, really need to see their loved ones and to touch them and hold them.

"Right anyway something fluffy and nice because we don't want to upset you today."

We're so happy for you, Ruth!