Ruth Langsford was in tears during Loose Women today over her late father Dennis who died from Alzheimer’s disease in 2012.
The presenter was watching herself on Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow, where she smashed Play Your Cards Right with husband Eamonn Holmes, winning £33,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society where she also understandably cried.
Watching the moment back ‘set [her] off’ she explained to today’s panel, consitsing of Nadia Sawalha, Coleen Nolan and Saira Khan.
‘When it’s close to your heart and you’re representing a charity, if that card had been the wrong turn we’d have lost that money, so you have this gamble,’ she said.
‘So even though I knew we’d won, I wept like a baby [watching it] the second time.’
Choking up, she went on: ‘Oh see it’s set me off again, now!’
‘How did that feel in that moment?’ asked Nadia.
Ruth replied: ‘Well, because, I just thought of my dad, you know?’
Following Epic Gameshow airing on Saturday night, the This Morning host shared a photo of herself on Instagram wiping tears away with the caption: ‘Thank you ITV. This money will help so many people.
‘[I’m] so proud to represent the Alzheimer’s Society and my darling Dad Dennis. Thank you, Eamonn for always being by my side.’
Eamonn also shared a similar post, writing: ‘I just wanted to come on and talk to you and say thank you because earlier this evening Ruth and I appeared on ITV, on the new Alan Carr revival of classic game shows and tonight was Play your Cards Right.
‘It was recorded quite a long time ago and we were sort of watching it as though we didn’t know what was going to happen but what did happen is that we won, we didn’t just win, we won £30,000 for charity and the charity in question was the Alzheimer’s Society.’
Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV.
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