Here’s why Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford won’t be on This Morning for half term

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This Morning viewers have been disappointed to learn that Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford won't be presenting the show during May half-term.

Husband-and-wife duo Eamonn and Ruth are This Morning's usual go-to hosts for the holidays, but this time they won't be sitting in for Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield during their week off.

Instead, ITV daytime viewers will be tuning in to see Friday presenting duo Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary on the sofa for the week.

According to Hello!, ITV has confirmed that it was always the plan for Alison and Dermot to present the half-term shows, and they have promised viewers that TV favourites Eamonn and Ruth will be back to present over the summer.

One concerned viewer tweeted: "We want Eamonn and Ruth next week, they usually do the holidays hope they are okay #ThisMorning "

Someone else added: "Very sad that Ruth & Eamonn are not presenting next week's This morning, i know myself & many viewers will be disappointed with this, as us viewers love seeing Ruth & Eamonn presenting The program, when Holly & Phil are away #thismorning "

Another person complained: "Alison and Dermot all next week? Nah? That’s not the bloody deal! They said we’d get Eamonn and Ruth in the holidays so where are Eamonn and Ruth? This takes the biscuit #ThisMorning "

There was controversy at the end of 2020 when ITV confirmed that long-standing Friday This Morning presenters Eamonn and Ruth would be replaced from January by Alison and Dermot.

But the pair bowed out gracefully, tweeting to wish their replacements luck and ask viewers to make them welcome, and had promised at the time to be back as holiday stand-ins.

They wrote: "It's a changing of the guard on Fridays from January.

"We hope you make Alison and Dermot as welcome as you’ve made us over the years. Have a Ball you two!

"It’s not Goodbye from us, it’s simply Au Revoir until the next half term."

Ruth continues to regularly host Loose Women on ITV, while Alison also appears as a celebrity interviewer and reporter for This Morning throughout the rest of the week.

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