Eamonn Holmes threw his wife Ruth Langsford a surprise party - on his birthday.

Ruth Langsford

Ruth Langsford

The 'This Morning' presenter was meant to celebrate turning 58 over the weekend but decided to make the occasion a joint event as he organised a "well done" bash for the 'Loose Women' panellist to mark her success on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

Speaking on the lunch time chat show today (04.12.17), the 57-year-old star - who was booted off the ballroom and latin show three weeks ago - said: "It should have actually been celebrating Eamonn's birthday on Sunday.

"I've been really busy with 'Strictly' so I hadn't organised anything, so his son said we'd take him out for lunch and it was sorted. So I kept out of the way and had to pretend I'd had a hand in it. We had a bit of a row on Saturday and Sunday morning I wish him happy birthday and he just grunted at me.

"I said 'I know what this is all about - you didn't want me to do 'Strictly', and you didn't like the fact I did something on my own and that I did very well'.

"So to cut a long story short, we got to this expensive restaurant the kids had booked - and it turned out he had organised a 'well done on 'Strictly' party for me!"

And, although they had a little tiff, Ruth understandably felt guilty when she realised what Eamonn had actually done for her and is planning to make it up to him this week.

She said: "I felt so bad. I've got so much making to do - imagine how smug he is now."