“I’m a bit worried about you too,” said Eamonn. “You’re not very competitive and you’re not very strong…she might not be very good but she’ll do her best.”
To which Ruth added: “Please vote!”
Eamonn also quipped: “One man’s Strictly curse is another man’s Strictly blessing.”
Ruth revealed she was “very, very excited” about taking part in the show this year after mentioning her desire to be on the show in “every interview” she gives.
Eamonn meanwhile begrudgingly (and hopefully jokingly) asked if he had to be in the audience and attend the live show every week. “What about the football?” he said. “It’s the start of the football season.”
Rylan Clark-Neal couldn’t hide his excitement, as he shouted: “I’m so excited! My telly mum’s going on Strictly. I’m going to be there every week crying!”
Last year, Ruth had been heavily rumoured to take part in Strictly. However, when the full line-up was announced, she said on This Morning: “I can confirm I’m not on it. Do you remember there was that rumour? [They] never asked me. Gutted.”
She was then asked by Rylan if she would do it in the future, and said sulkily: “Might do. Maybe.”