This Morning's husband and wife team Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford have opened up their beautiful home for the first time in an exclusive interview and photoshoot with HELLO! magazine, and reveal why Christmas will be so special for them this year.
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"We're going to make the most of Christmas because the New Year will be a bit daunting," said Eamonn, who faces a major operation – a double hip replacement in the New Year.
Eamonn Holmes faces a double hip replacement in the New Year
"I've had nicer New Years to look forward to, but overall this is not about looking forward to one year; this is about looking forward to the quality of life I should gain for many years to come."
While the Sky News Sunrise host prepares himself for surgery, his wife Ruth tells how she plans to pamper him over the festive season.
"I intend to spoil him rotten," she said. "I've watched him suffer with this for too long and we both believe it will be a New Year and a new Eamonn to go with it."
As the couple prepare for a family Christmas in their new home with their teenage son Jack, playful Eamonn said of the Loose Women presenter: "I'm married to Mrs Christmas. There's loving it and being addicted to it and she's OD-ed on it. Ruth's the person who makes Christmas happen."
Speaking of how he found their sumptuous new home, he added: "I was always looking at houses and lined this one up for Ruth to see. Amazingly, she liked it – and we don't often like the same things. Keeping Ruth happy is the only way. The alternative would be like never-ending purgatory!"