The high life!
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth langsford sample what it’s like to be mega wealthy in las Vegas…
Following their series How the Other Half Live, where they learnt what it’s really like to be super rich, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford are in Las Vegas witnessing the outrageous lifestyles people have there – and it’s a real eye-opener!
‘It’s like a playground for the rich, like a Disneyland for adults,’ says
Ruth. ‘If you’ve got money, you can get anything you like.’
The two-part special follows the married presenters as they have a flutter in the iconic casinos and visit flash apartments – some of them even have their own basketball courts.
‘They have an underground car park and the lift takes them right up to these incredible apartments the size of football pitches,’ says Ruth.
‘They say there are big stars who stay there and nobody even knows they’re in town because they don’t need to leave the apartment.’
‘It’s extraordinary because the extraordinary becomes the ordinary,’ adds Eamonn. ‘Suddenly you realise everything is gold-plated and the service is seven-star, and the limos are bigger than anything you’ve seen before. It becomes the norm.’
Eamonn’s highlight was choosing music for the Bellagio fountains – a privilege that costs $250,000.
‘I chose Viva Las Vegas and I got to press the buttons. That was a big thrill,’ he says.
But would the pair really like the lifestyle of the super-rich?
‘I’d give it a go,’ laughs Ruth. ‘My one indulgence would be a private jet. It’s got to be the ultimate luxury!’
Thrilling... The Bellagio fountains