This Morning's Eamonn Holmes has opened up about life with his wife and co-host Ruth Langford saying that he loves "her far more than she loves me", but admitted that she's "a very difficult person to live with".
The couple, who enjoy a successful on-and-off-screen partnership, have been married since 2010 and Holmes has now spoken about their relationship in an interview with Kate Thornton on her White Wine Question Time podcast.
Do not adjust your feed - it's not George Clooney, but it is @EamonnHolmes! He’s my guest on tomorrow’s episode of @whitewineqt and I hope it makes you laugh as much as it made me. I truly love this man. One of the broadcasting greats. Enjoy! To listen click the link in my biog x pic.twitter.com/Z3uoLefJPI— Kate Thornton (@k8_thornton) July 25, 2019
The Northern Irish presenter claimed he loves her more than she loves him.
"She calls me her poet, I wouldn't hold back on how much I would tell her I love her," he said, before adding: "She's a very difficult person to live with because she's illogical with a lot of things."
Holmes spoke about a recent argument they had because of his driving on the motorway, saying: "She is a complete panic merchant. I can't panic people, although I love and adore her, she's like a racehorse.
"You don't know if you go up to it whether it will kick you, or bite the sugar lump out of your hand.
"You have no idea of what it will happen – it's the adventure."
The 59-year-old television presenter went on to tell the story of how he proposed to Langsford with a "six-page" text message.
He said: "I was in this box at Cheltenham, and basically say there are 12 people in this box, well 11 are men, and they are all talking, all guys of a certain age, all in their 50s I would have thought, all very confident and all very well fueled with alcohol, and they are all around my wife – who's not my wife at this point.
"She's loving it, and I thought 'why isn't she my wife?' I just suddenly thought 'why have I not got that tied up, this suddenly really annoys me.'"
Holmes continued: "The thing about me, is that I would say that I love Ruth far more than she loves me, but she would say, 'how do you know how a person feels?' She's more English, she's not like me, I am from a very emotional, very sentimental family, she's more stiff upper lip, she comes from an army family, but I totally believe that she loves me and adores me, but I would still think that I love her and adore her more.
"So anyway, I went outside, and started six pages of text to her, telling her how much I love and adore her."
He said he kept asking her whether she had looked at her phone, but it wasn't until they were on their way home in the car that she saw his message.
"She finally read it and looks at this phone, and I can see this tear coming down her eye, and she texted me back saying 'yes,'" he said.