Ruth Langsford, 57 – who hit headlines last night after straddling her Strictly Come Dancing dance partner Anton du Beke, 51 – said that she can’t believe some of the things Debbie McGee can do with her body for a woman of 59.
The Loose Women panellist gushed: “That woman is incredible. She’s giving all the young ones a run for their money. I just watch her with my mouth open, thinking: ‘How can her body do that?’”
Ruth also spoke out about the alleged “Strictly curse” and whether or not her husband Eamonn Holmes, also 57, is bothered by it.
The star continued: “Everyone is asking me if Eamonn is OK and offering to drop off lasagnes and shepherd’s pies for him as if he can’t possibly manage because his wife is away rehearsing for hours. We both laugh our heads off about it.”
Ruth added to the Daily Mail: “I’m not worried about a curse. If anything, it’s been the opposite – Eamonn loves me looking so glamorous. On a Saturday night, before I go into make-up, he’ll ask who he’s going home with that night. The blonde hair was a very big hit.
“And with all the dancing I’ve finally got my waist back. So if any woman my age is feeling they are losing their body to the menopause, my advice would be to get dancing.”
Ruth’s interview comes after Eamonn was left open-mouthed after she ended up on top of Anton after performing the Paso Doble to The Shady Dame From Seville by Julie Andrews.
Everyone looked stunned by the unexpected move right at the end of the routine, including judges Shirley Ballas and Darcey Bussell.
Strictly Come Dancing continues tonight at 7.15pm on BBC One.