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Ruth Langsford reveals why she is so proud of Eamonn Holmes

The This Morning couple have been married since 2010

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Sharnaz Shahid
Sharnaz ShahidDeputy Online Editor
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Ruth Langsford has expressed her pride after Eamonn Holmes marked the two-year anniversary of being awarded an Order of The British Empire. Taking to his Instagram page on Monday, the This Morning presenter shared a throwback photo of the moment he received the prestigious honour from the Queen. "Two Years ago today I had the honour of receiving The Order of The British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second," he wrote in the caption.

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Upon seeing the post, his doting wife Ruth commented: "BEYOND proud of you," adding a red heart emoji next to it. Their celebrity friends also rushed to write messages, with Tess Daly stating: "So well deserved xxx." Gaby Roslin added: "And it was a magical party afterwards too!" To which, Eamonn replied: "The party was only made by the people. So thank you x." Lizzie Cundy noted: "Yay! Remember it well! And very well deserved my friend."

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The 60-year-old, originally from Belfast, is known for his long and prolific career as a journalist and TV presenter – and more recently for teaming up with his wife, Ruth, on This Morning. At the time, Eamonn opened up about the honour of receiving an OBE, telling HELLO!: "This honour recognises a large body of work stretching nearly 40 years full stop. The amazing thing is I was given an onscreen reporting job and an incredible opportunity by Ulster television when I was just 19 years old."

"When I look back at all the things that I have achieved throughout my working life I think it's fair to say that I have made the most of that opportunity," he added. "Every general election since 1983, interviews with every Prime Minister in that time, a royal wedding, three royal funerals, two Jubilees for Her Majesty the Queen, massive sports events, big Saturday night TV shows, meeting the rich and famous are all things that I encountered along the way but I encountered nothing more wonderful than my partner on screen now and my partner in real life Ruth Langsford."

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