The couple both have elderly mums they want to spend Christmas with.
Ruth’s 93-year-old mum Joan resides in Surrey, and Eamonn’s mother Josephine is in his native Belfast, meaning they can’t visit both on Christmas Day together.
The couple have been together for over two decades and married for 11 years. They share 19-year-old son Jack.
Eamonn shares his three eldest children Declan, 32, Rebecca, 30, and Niall, 28, with his ex-wife Gabrielle.