Eamonn Holmes fears Ruth Langsford becoming his carer: ‘She hasn’t got the most caring nature’

Eamonn Holmes is saving up for a carer so Ruth Langsford doesn’t end up looking after him (Picture: REX)

Eamonn Holmes has opened up about his battle with chronic pain, admitting that if he does one day need a carer, he wouldn’t like it to be wife Ruth Langsford looking after him. 

The GB News host, 62, has battled a variety of health issues over the past year, including slipping three discs in his spine which press on his sciatic nerve, affecting his mobility. 

He revealed that he calls Ruth, 61, ‘Nurse Ratched’ in reference to the character from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, as she isn’t always keen to get stuck in. 

Eamonn told The Times that he’s occasionally ask her to help him put on a sock or do something and she would reply: ‘I’ll do it this once but don’t rely on this. I’m not going to be doing this again. I’m not your carer.’ 

Asked if he fears her one day becoming his carer, Eamonn joked: ‘Yes, I do fear it. She hasn’t got the most caring nature, I have to say. 

‘So I’d better have enough money in the bank for a care nurse as I get older.’

Eamonn lives with chronic pain (Picture: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock)

Eamonn also revealed that he is relieved not to have put on weight after losing some of his mobility, meaning he can walk less than before, but puts it down to his appetite also decreasing. 

He gets physio and treatment every day, but admits the massages sound nicer than they actually are, adding: ‘All you do is squeal and yell, but chronic pain is hideous.’

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Eamonn also recently spoke out to squash rumours he’s had a face lift after fans began speculating on Twitter. 

Responding to their tweets, Eamonn clarified: ‘Both of you …. if I did , which I haven’t, I’d want my money back . Should have gone to Specsavers!’

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