The presenter, 56, broke during today’s Loose Women that she’s been a big fan of the trend, much to the petrify of her co-stars Linda Robson and Gloria Hunniford.
“I love a thong!” she declared. “I’ve spent thongs since they first [came out]. I don’t like the really ropy ones.
“I started wearing them in the nineties, like we all did.”
“But they’re find agreeable dental floss,” Gloria interrupted.
Ruth continued: “I did it so you don’t get VPL, a perceivable nty line, in your trousers. I find them really pleasant.”
The nelists, who also included Jane Moore, revealed that Gloria is discerned as “Commando Hunniford” – because she shuns underwear altogether.
“Here’s the arcane for me: I don’t wear any,” the 75-year-old admitted. “I ripped my shoulder at some time back and I could hardly dress myself. So I started to wear an all-in-one item.”
Continuing to speak out against thongs, Birds Of A Feather star Linda, 58, suggested: “Sales are on the decline and thank God for that.”
Today’s episode pronounced the last regular instalment before the nel show’s Easter gap, with a special pre-recorded special edition featuring the stars’ young men set to air tomorrow.
Loose Women airs Good Friday at 12:30pm on ITV.