Ruth Langsford broke down in tears on Loose Women on Tuesday as she discussed her beloved pet dog Maggie.
During the show, Ruth was discussing a recent storyline on Coronation Street with her co-stars Coleen Nolan, Janet Street Porter and Frankie Bridge, when she struggled to hold back tears reports OK! Magazine.
In the ITV soap plot, Evelyn, played by Maureen Lipman, was forced to have her greyhound Cerberus put down after he fell ill.
Ruth, who is a self-confessed "Corrie fan", admitted that the scenes made her think about Maggie one day passing away, which saw her become tearful.
Dabbing at her eyes, Ruth, 63, said: "My little Maggie is probably about 13 and she’s a bit grey now. Watching that is a bit like ‘oh no, that is going to happen’."
Her fellow panellists supported her and she struggled to speak, and eventually decided to change the topic.
Ruth and her husband, Eamonn Holmes adopted their collie-cross Maggie 14 years ago from Dog's Trust. Since then, the furry friend has come to be a huge part of their family, even helping Eamonn with his health struggles over recent years.
In 2021, Eamonn opened up about how his pet pup has supported him through his health battles. He told the Telegraph: "I’ve had a lot of illness in the past year. Dislocated two discs, my right leg was very badly damaged, my sciatic nerve – it’s been tough. And then I got Covid. I like the peace that Maggie brings me."
In the same interview, Ruth, who shares son Jack, 21, with husband Eamonn, gushed over Maggie and explained how she is "just adorable" and how she makes her forget her worries.
She told the publication: "She’s just adorable, we love her so much."
Ruth continued: "You come home and you’ve had a tough day, a long day, whatever, and I see her and she sees me, or Eamonn, and you see her tail going, and then she runs off, and I know it’s because she’s getting a toy from her basket to bring you.
"It’s just the loveliest thing. And you forget everything you were worried about, annoyed about, cross about."
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