This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes has responded to speculation that he and wife Ruth Langsford could be axed from the ITV show to make way for a more youthful and more diverse presenting team.
The 60-year-old couple has hosted the Friday edition of the daytime show since 2006.
They also stepped in to host the show in the week recently during Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield’s summer break, but reports materialised on Friday, September 18, that ITV bosses are thinking of shaking up their existing presenting line-up.
And there are claims that Eamonn and Ruth are worried that they might be at risk of being axed from the show and following those reports, Eamonn has responded to fans on Twitter who have been discussing the rumours.
One fan of the pair tweeted: “Executives at @thismorning best not be trying to axe @EamonnHolmes and @RuthieeL to fill their diversity quota.
“They’re brilliant hosts and nothing about the show needs changing! If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! @ITV#ThisMorning#ITV”
Eamonn broke his silence on the rumours as he responded back to the fans by sharing a prayer emoji.
The presenter then spoke out again to hit back as another social media user said they were pleased to hear Eamonn and Ruth’s position could be vulnerable.
The Twitter user fumed that they used to love them and thought that they were brilliant until they found out they were snobs that look down on the lower classes, as they referred to a joke made by Eamonn.
Eamonn responded defiantly: “U r really missing the joke. The joke being we r Council House …. and proud of it.
Despite Eamonn speaking out, Ruth dismissed the rumours as she shared a video of her strutting her stuff down the This Morning corridor to show off her outfit on Friday’s performance.
She wrote: “Sorry….forgot to post yesterday! Friday’s dress on @thismorning is from @lkbennettlondon (I added a belt) Tan, suede court shoes from @asos Styling by @rachaeleleri87 & @davidobrien75 #friday #studiostyle #whatiwore #ootd #fashion #thismorning.”
According to a media outlet, an internal ITV research group have launched a ballot to find out the thoughts on changing up the presenter’s lists on the long-running daytime TV show.
Will you be upset to see them go? Well, some said no and some said they don’t watch the programme anyhow. Some said that they just bicker and they can do that at home and that it was time for new presenters.