This Morning duo Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, both 60, won a total of £33,000 for Alzheimer’s Society after winning a game of Play Your Cards Right on Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow last night.
Believe me, she had reasons to shed those tears
After winning the top prize, Ruth was noticeably in tears, which prompted host Alan to give her a hug.
As she wiped away tears, she said her chosen charity was close to her heart and explained how they money could help them.
After the episode aired, Eamonn addressed his wife’s tears as he praised her for her efforts.
The broadcaster shared a picture of Ruth crying on the show in view of his 628,000 Instagram followers.
Ruth Langsford: Eamonn Holmes has addressed his wife’s tearful moment on Alan Carr’s game show
Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes won a total of £33,000 for Alzheimer’s Society
He wrote: “She won £30k to help @alzheimerssoc on tonight’s Play Your Cards Right.
“Believe me, she had reasons to shed those tears. Once again so proud of her for all she does in the fight against this cruel disease.”
In response to Eamonn’s post, the This Morning star replied: “SO emotional. Thank you for always being by my side darling.”
Ruth also shared her spouse’s post on her Instagram page.
Eamonn Holmes addressed his wife Ruth’s tearful moment on Instagram
Ruth Langsford was comforted by host Alan Carr as she broke down in tears
She commented: “Thank you @itv @chattyman… this money will help so many people SO proud to represent @alzheimerssoc and my darling Dad Dennis.”
Ruth’s dad Dennis was 84 when he died after complications from dementia in 2012.
The presenter has opened up about the heartbreak her family faced throughout her dad’s battle with the disease.
Speaking on Loose Women in 2017, she said the hardest part was watching her elderly mother lose “the love of her life”.
She told her fellow panellists: “I was grieving and losing my dad but my mum was losing the love of her life, the man she married and had children with.
“They had years and years of memories. You don’t often hear people talking about that side of it.
“When my dad went into care, my mum was so distraught.”
“You do hope, but you know they probably won’t get better,” she added.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia in the UK and mainly affects people over the age of 65.
The disease can affect memory, thinking skills and other mental abilities.
Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow continues next Saturday at 7.30pm on ITV.
This Morning continues tomorrow at 10am on ITV.