She also hosts Loose Women and often guests on panel and comedy shows, including Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Keith Barry’s Magic Show, Odd One In, Magic Numbers and many more. She was even caught by Eamonn in bed with Rob Brydon on Annually Retentive! Ruth was also the team captain on a Family Fortunes Christmas Special in 2010 and won £30,000 for charity!
Ruth is also a writer and currently writes a weekly column for Best magazine.
Ruth has fronted high profile commercial campaigns, is a voice-over artist and hosts corporate events. She has also narrated documentaries for Channel 4, Five and the History Channel, as well as corporate videos and radio commercials.
Her passion for cooking has seen her appear on Marco’s Kitchen Burn Out, Ten Mile Menu, Market Kitchen, Ready Steady Cook. She was also the host of Carlton Television’s Food Network Daily and Westcountry TV’s cookery competitions series Taste of the West.
A keen gardener, Ruth presented The Great British Garden Show on BBC2, ITV’s gardening quiz show The Answer Lies in the Soil and Gardens of the Millennium for The History Channel.
Ruth is a fashion fan and is often featured in magazines on this very subject, as well as This Morning’s fashion blog, in response to viewers often asking where she gets her clothes from!
Her career started at ITV in the Westcountry 25 years ago where she fronted the evening news programme and presented her own chat show. From there, she moved into national television and has fronted shows for BBC1, BBC2, ITV and several digital channels.
Born in Singapore, the child of an army family, Ruth lived in five countries before the age of 10, ranging from Germany to North Africa.
She’s a keen DIY-er and seamstress, with her own toolbox and sewing machine! She’s also badly claustrophobic and suffers from chronic seasickness. Ruth and Eamonn live in Surrey with their son Jack.