Ruth Langsford cringes at herself in TV throwback from the 90s

Ruth Langsford

Ruth Langsford had a cringe-worthy moment live on Loose Women as she reflected on her long-spanning career as a TV presenter.

Discussing retro TV shows with her fellow panelists, the 58-year-old couldn’t hide her embarrassment when footage emerged of her time on now defunct channel Television South West (TSW).

Before the clip was rolled, Ruth said, “Apparently there’s been a clip of me unearthed - literally it was dug up.

“I’ve not seen this yet so I’m guessing... it was 1989 so I was 27, I think I might have a perm, I might have some shoulder pads and probably was quite posh because we were all very proper on television in those days.”

Stacey Solomon then quipped that TSW started before she was born, prompting Ruth to jokingly respond, “I’ve gone right off you.”

In the throwback segment Ruth sports a longer chestnut brown hairdo and ticks the boxes for 80s’ power dressing by wearing a jacket complete with shoulder pads.

The latter certainly proved a hit with Stacey who said, “I loved a shoulder pad!

On her time spent on the show Ruth gushed, “And that was my favourite job ever, I was a continuity presenter.

“You wrote all your own scripts, you just read stuff out, had a chat, talked about the progammes and had shoulder pads out to here.”

TSW closed in 1992 and Ruth has gone on to front a number of shows in addition to Loose Women including This Morning alongside husband and fellow TV presenting legend Eamonn Holmes.

And it seems no matter how embarrassed the star was of her TV younger self, she is still prepared to inject some lightness and humour into her time on TV.

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Taking to Instagram yesterday she shared a video of a hand jive competition she participated in on Loose Women and the audience couldn’t get enough.

One wrote, ‘Didn’t think she could be any more talented.’

While another added: ‘You’re so enjoyable to watch Ruth’

Miriam worked for woman&home for over five years and previously worked on the women's lifestyle magazines Woman and Woman's Own.