Ruth Langsford

We talk glamour with Ruth Langsford


As we all know, our Brand Ambassador Ruth Langsford has been incredibly busy these past few weeks. We did manage to catch her between dance practices to have a quick chat about – glamour! It’s all so exciting at the moment and we’re loving the sparkles and sequins, but how does Ruth really feel about glamour in her life, let’s find out…

What does glamour mean to you?
Glamour to me is dressing up! I think Hollywood, coiffured hair, diamonds, flawless make-up and a beautiful frock. But glamour can mean different things to different people, it can sometimes mean just putting on a bit of red lipstick when you’re on the school run. I don’t consider myself glamorous unless I’ve been made up by make-up artists, had  my hair done and am off to some big red-carpet event. I would never describe myself as glamorous in my everyday life. But I do love it!

Red dress

Tell us about a time you felt your most glamorous, and why?
I suppose I feel my most glamorous when doing a big event for work. One important industry night is the National TV Awards in January. Although I know it’s coming up, as I come out of my Christmas and New Year haze, it always takes me a little by surprise and I seem to prepare for the ceremony in a panic.

On the night it’s lovely, but I always have someone else do my make-up because, although I can do my own to a certain degree, it’s nice to have someone take care of it. Finding a dress for an event of that scale can be quite stressful too. I try and do high-street if I can, because people always want to know where the dress is from, but last year my stylist Ellie found my dress. Blue dressShe came to the house with six or seven designs, and said the blue one would look great. At first the colour scared me, I thought it was a bit bright and out there for me. I tried it on and it fit like a glove, but I was still a little unsure. Then, although all the others were nice, I kept going back to this blue one. Ellie said if I couldn’t be a bit out there for the NTAs, when could I be? So I went for it, and it did get a lot of attention!

If you were to host a glam party who would be on your guestlist?
If the party was glamorous that would be lovely, but the people on my guestlist wouldn’t necessarily be glamorous. It would be people who make me laugh, people who are interesting, people who are very good friends. So top of my list would always be my husband, because he’s the funniest man I know, and Anton Du Beke now. He’s become a very good friend, and he’s also very funny, his wife Hannah is delightful too. Janet Street-Porter, because she is the most interesting woman I know, and also very funny!

Ruth and Eamon Ruth and Anton


Then actually, I’d invite a lot of the people I work with, that aren’t well-known. In my everyday work life, they’re the people who are a huge part of making the shows work. We get very close, so make-up artists, people from wardrobe, floor managers… they’re all great. I would like a mix of people at my party, because I don’t really live a celebrity lifestyle. At our wedding, anyone who was there and was a celeb was there because they were our friend, not because of their celebrity status. Biggins is another friend I’ve known for years, and is hilarious, so would definitely be on the list.


Thanks Ruth! We’ll be catching up with Ruth again very soon, so check back for more. In the meantime, take a look at Ruth’s fabulous fashion range here.


  1. Josephine Jennings November 8, 2017 at 8:59 am -  Reply

    Ruth loved Strictly on Saturday. You look fabulous .

  2. jilly November 8, 2017 at 1:15 pm -  Reply

    Looking forward to Strictly on Saturday. Enjoy yourself, as it comes through on screen. you are doing so well. Dance like No ones watching!!!

  3. Jan November 9, 2017 at 8:09 am -  Reply

    Love your blog, love your clothes and love you on Strictly.
    Rooting for you Ruth.

  4. Chrissey Landricombe November 9, 2017 at 8:44 am -  Reply

    Ruth you are beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside …I met you quite a few years ago now ( I won’t say my age I’m lucky I can remember it who are you where am I lol ?)
    You were amazing … I was cheeky really introduced myself to you as I was hoping to follow a career in Jouralism …silly me ! You gave me some wonderful advice and I have never forgotten out meeting we did have a giggle
    My daughter and I met your lovely Husband last year in London and he was fantastic . Thank you Ruth for your kindness and time given to me all those years ago … I do hope that what ever you and your husband wish for comes to you and wish you both success and happiness x chrissey ❤️

  5. Alison Glass November 9, 2017 at 9:01 am -  Reply

    Your brilliant ruth, such a good positive role model for us glamorous women in our 50’s!

  6. Brenda White November 9, 2017 at 9:30 am -  Reply

    I really can’t stand Ruth. If it’s not bad enough to watchh her in the morning we now have to watch her in the evening as well. I feel sorry for her husband she likes to row with him on t v to belittle him. Some changes need to be made.

  7. Kathy November 9, 2017 at 3:50 pm -  Reply

    You are my favourite presenter Ruth.You are like the girl next door,so approachable.The added bonus is you are married to an Irishman!

  8. maggie rowan November 13, 2017 at 8:07 am -  Reply

    Hi Ruth, I love the clothes you are highlighting and for an older woman (68 years young) I am delighted to see clothes that I can wear without looking like “mutton dressed as lamb”. It’s so difficult to find clothes on the high street that aren’t too young nor too old so the items you are choosing are just perfect….particularly love your lace party dress. Oh and you have been a breath of fresh air on strictly….you and Anton were so well suited…..sorry you didn’t make Blackpool !

  9. Margaret Moore November 14, 2017 at 6:09 pm -  Reply

    Love Ruth clothes,have just ordered my first dress,the lacy party dress,can’t wait for it to arrive.Thanks Ruth for lovely modern clothes for older ladies

  10. Margaret Moore November 14, 2017 at 6:14 pm -  Reply

    Love Ruth clothes,have just ordered my first dress,the lacy party dress,can’t wait for it to arrive.Thanks Ruth for lovely modern clothes for older ladies

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