Dating a widower problems
A crisis has engulfed our Saturday morning and, as is somehow customary, my wife is blaming me. Ruth has been offered a place on this year’s Strictly.‘It’s always been my dream to do Strictly,’ she complains. Ruth issued an X-rated retort, turned on her heel and stomped off (more of which later).Standing in the kitchen of our home, Ruth looks at me the way the dog does when I close the fridge door without giving it a tit-bit. Six full hours elapsed until she eventually faced me saying: ‘I’ve been thinking about this all day, I may never be offered this again, you’re right – I’m going to do it! I’d never have heard the end of it.’ Which was immediately followed by a rather more selfish, and pressing, concern: ‘How on earth am I going to cope? Anchoring Loose Women, co-hosting This Morning, filming and editing our series on Channel 5, working with QVC.As for me, I’m preparing to film Through The Keyhole when the make-up artists tell me they also do Ruth’s on Strictly. Ruth is very fond of Mollie King from The ’re not the only one making a new friend, Ruthie! We can have a cuppa together, share meals, go out in the car, even do things we never did before – like watch the same TV programmes.They say they love her because she helps them with their personal problems. ‘She doesn’t tell you the truth but I will.’At the newsagents, a startling realisation hits me. For I have discovered that you can buy almost anything online these days, including a full-size Ruth Langsford cardboard cut-out. I may be getting some funny looks but at least this Ruth doesn’t care if I don’t get round to emptying the dishwasher.But Frank's lawyers are now fighting the claim in court, insisting Ms Exler did not get on with her brother Stephen and would never have left him such a big gift.
In the months before she died, she told her carers that her brother and sister-in-law, of Fontmell Magna, Dorset, were out to get her money and would 'never get my house, over my dead body', Miss Bornman added.
So you can imagine how my life and that of our 15-year-old son Jack has been thrown into disarray.