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Ruth Langsford hits back at airbrushing backlash with defiant statement

Eamonn Holmes' wife's latest magazine cover has been met with negative comments from fans

Ruth Langsford in a beige jumper
Melanie Macleod
Melanie MacleodWellness Editor
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Whether she's hosting Loose Women or sharing her Sunday activities with her beloved mother, Joan, Ruth Langsford always looks wonderful.

Testament to her gorgeous looks, the 63-year-old graces the cover of the latest issue of Woman & Home, donning a cream blazer atop a cosy jumper, with glamorous makeup added for good measure.

While Ruth looks amazing on the cover, fans were disappointed that she appears to have been airbrushed, commenting: "Airbrushed to the hilt," and: "Too airbrushed! You don't need it Ruth you are fine just the way you are." Take a look at Ruth's shoot below...

WATCH: See Ruth Langsford's festive makeover

Hitting back at the comments that her appearance has been airbrushed, Ruth wrote: "Yes... And I love it!! Have a look at my Instagram posts… it’s very clear I don’t actually look like this but who doesn’t like a bit of glam now and then?!"

Another fan commented: "Prefer you more natural Ruth – sorry," to which the Loose Woman star replied: "Don’t be sorry. You’re entitled to your opinion. You know I don’t really look like this but I love getting a bit of glam on every now and then!"

Others of Ruth's followers defended her, heaping praise on the star's appearance – with or without airbrushing.

"Oh Ruth you look amazing. Ignore the haters, you are a beautiful woman inside and out and a fabulous cover girl. You are a classy lady," one wrote, while another commented: "Ruth you look beautiful whichever way you are, but getting some glam on for Christmas is a wonderful pick me up."

Ruth Langsford in purple on Loose Women© S Meddle/ITV/Shutterstock
Ruth Langsford defended her latest magazine cover

Others couldn't believe the negative reactions, writing: "I will never understand how people feel they can say something rude about a person they don’t actually know! How would they feel if random people started critiquing them? Just scroll by with your thoughts please," and: "Can’t you just let her have a glam day and leave it at that, she enjoyed and if makes her feel great then you enjoy Ruth!"

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Ruth's famous friends loved her glam look, with EastEnders star Emma Barton writing: "Beautiful," while fellow ITV HOST Susannah Reid wrote: "Oh GORGEOUS."

Ruth Langsford in a green jumper on Loose Women© S Meddle/ITV/Shutterstock
Ruth Langsford loves Christmas

The festive shoot features Ruth in a series of Christmas-ready outfits, including an elegant all-black look, a cosy cream jumper paired with peep-toe shoes and a chic figure-hugging jumpsuit paired with skyscraper heels – beautiful!

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