Loose Women viewers were in tears after Ruth Langsford cried on air as the panel discussed a difficult subject.
The Loose ladies were discussing how people cope with the death of their beloved pets on Tuesday's programme (March 28). They also spoke about recent upsetting scenes on Coronation Street, in which Evelyn Plummer was forced to have her greyhound Cerberus put to sleep after he fell seriously ill.
Amid the discussion, Ruth began to tear up, admitting: "Oh I can't bear it!" Coleen Nolan added: "Oh my god, you're actually going to cry - it's not even your dog!" Ruth responded: "I know!" as Coleen interjected: "It's acting!"
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"I know, but you know, I'm a massive Corrie fan... Oh god," Ruth said, as she teared up more. "That's because you're thinking of Maggie," Coleen added.
Maggie is Ruth and husband Eammon's adorable rescue dog. The programme showed a photo of the fluffy, black, pointy-eared hound as Ruth explained: "Little Maggie is probably about 13 [years old]."
Ruth sniffled, grabbed a tissue and wiped her eyes as she began to cry. "Oh god... Look at her there, she's a bit grey!" The other Loose Women suggested the panel discuss another matter instead.
Viewers took to Twitter to share their sympathy with Ruth, with many admitting seeing Ruth cry had them in tears.
@dylansmummy2006 said: "Big hugs to Ruth, I’m sure Maggie will be around for a good while yet. You had me crying #LooseWomen" and @carolinefoulis added: "I’m crying too Ruth! The death of a pet is just heartbreaking #loosewomen".
@W1966Caroline added: "@RuthieeL big hugs I would be just the same in your seat, I’ve cried buckets over my pets through the years, just thinking about it & when it happens lots of love #LooseWomen" and
@pamwade8 said of the heart-breaking Corrie episode: "I couldn’t even watch the episode, no shame in crying @RuthieeL #LooseWomen" and @corriedalexo said: "ruth crying over the dogs bless her losing a pet is absolutely devastating and maureen portrayed that so well in corrie #LooseWomen #corrie".
@Anya_u2 added: "Aw bless you @RuthieeL lost my westie year ago. Heartbreaking. #LooseWomen"
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