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Little did Ruth Langsford know that she and Eamonn Holmes were dropped that morning.


Little did Ruth Langsford know that she and Eamonn Holmes were struck off their This Morning slot on Friday and had recently brushed ax rumors away.

According to reports, the "angry and disgruntled" presenters, both 60, are now being replaced by the show's first black presenter, Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary. Some fans swear to boycott the ITV hit, while others praised the bosses for donating the series a "youth injection".

In an interview just last week, broadcaster Ruth admitted that she hadn't received a heads-up about losing her position with her husband, but suggested that after a 14-year stint, she wouldn't worry about a possible move .

Shock: Little did Ruth Langsford know she and Eamonn Holmes were dropped from their This Morning slot on Friday and had recently wiped ax rumors (pictured on Friday).

Ruth retold! Magazine: & # 39; People always talk, I don't know. Not that anyone told me about it. I think I'm very good at what I do and as long as they want me I'll be there.

"I've been doing this for a long time and it seems we were very popular. I assume all of these things are taken into account."

Some fans took to Twitter to share their frustration with the news when they wrote: & # 39; @thismorning How can you drop Eamonn and Ruth? I love her so much. They're the only two I'm looking forward to not seeing again.

“I'm going to really miss Eamonn and Ruth this morning, and be able to tell what days they absolutely killed themselves in the car to work.

& # 39; & # 39; There's always talk, I don't know & # 39;: In an interview just last week, 60-year-old broadcaster Ruth admitted that she hadn't received a heads-up about the loss of her position with her 60-year-old husband

& # 39; & # 39; There's always talk, I don't know & # 39;: In an interview just last week, 60-year-old broadcaster Ruth admitted that she hadn't received a heads-up about the loss of her position with her 60-year-old husband

In the new: Reports indicate, the "angry and annoyed" presenters will now be replaced by the show's first black presenter, Alison Hammond, and Dermot O'Leary (pictured this summer).

In the new: Reports indicate, the "angry and annoyed" presenters will now be replaced by the show's first black presenter, Alison Hammond, and Dermot O'Leary (pictured this summer).

& # 39; @EamonnAnd I only watch this morning when Eamonn & Ruth present #saveeamonnandruth.

“I only watch on Fridays because they're running. Eamonn is so funny and Ruth is lovely. I love the jokes between them.

"I'm just watching Ruth and Eamonn this morning won't see it if it's not on." (sic)

Others were delighted with the show, which was hosted by former Big Brother star Alison (45) and her new buddy Dermot (47).

"I will really miss her": Some fans took to Twitter to share their frustration over the news

They tweeted: & # 39; The show needed a teenage injection, Alison and Dermot are energetic, funny, they have great chemistry! I think it's been needed for a long time, I'm happy about the change!

& # 39; PRAISE THE LORD! Sooo excited for Alison and Dermot !!! … I love Alison and Dermot. That's great. She earns!

"So excited that Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond are now the new moderators for @thismorning.

"This morning could only consist of Alison, Dermot, Gok Wan and Gino d & # 39; acampo and I would be very happy … There are upgrades and then there are UPGRADES, I'm so here for Alison and Dermot !!!"

& # 39; Praise the Lord! & # 39; Others were delighted with the show, which was hosted by former Big Brother star Alison (45) and her new buddy Dermot (47)

& # 39; Praise the Lord! & # 39; Others were delighted with the show, which was hosted by former Big Brother star Alison (45) and her new buddy Dermot (47)

The news from the show's longtime reporter, Alison, who co-presents with the host of X Factor, comes after the program's editor, Martin Frizell, sought to diversify the show by adding a permanent black host.

MailOnline asked representatives from ITV, Ruth, Eamonn, Alison, and Dermot for additional comments.

Eamonn and Ruth have been on the show every Friday since 2006. According to reports, the couple will now replace Holly Willoughy and Phillip Schofield to run the show over the six-week summer period.

The insider told The Mirror, “It's time for a change and they're perfect. Eamonn is quite angry and everyone feels for him and Ruth that they are very popular on the team but sometimes difficult decisions have to be made. & # 39;

Shake-up: Eamonn and Ruth have been on the show every Friday since 2006, and the couple will replace Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield for the summer season

Shake-up: Eamonn and Ruth have been on the show every Friday since 2006, and the couple will replace Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield for the summer season

Alison and Dermot previously worked on the show together, performing it as a duo while Ruth, Eamonn, Holly and Phil were away over the summer vacation.

Alison, who rose to fame on Big Brother's third season, is an all-time fan favorite and has been part of the show as a roving reporter for many years. That summer she made her debut as a presenter.

The mother of one hosted the show alongside Dermot and also with Rochelle Humes and was previously hailed as a fantastic host by the audience.

Earlier this year, The Mail announced on Sunday that the program's editor was trying to change the line-up to include a permanent black presenter.

Part of the Family: The hilarious host Alison, who became famous in Big Brother's third season, is an all-time fan favorite and has been part of the show as a traveling reporter for many years

Part of the Family: The hilarious host Alison, who became famous in Big Brother's third season, is an all-time fan favorite and has been part of the show as a traveling reporter for many years

Great duo: The former Big Brother star previously hosted the show alongside Rochelle Humes (pictured in August), and the two were hailed as a fantastic presenter by fans

Great duo: The former Big Brother star previously hosted the show alongside Rochelle Humes (pictured in August), and the two were hailed as a fantastic presenter by fans

In a video conference with staff in July, the program's editor, Martin, said, “There is no black presenter in any of the programs today.

"We plan to change that, we (this morning) are looking into it." This Morning has never had a black lead host since its inception 32 years ago.

Frizell admitted that finding a black candidate won't be easy, and while there was no indication that Holly or Phillip would leave, there was speculation that the move could have ended their 11-year partnership that morning.

Host with the most: In the midst of the ITV show's call to hire permanent non-white stars for the presentation of the show, the former Saturday singer Rochelle also presented Ore Oduba (L) in the summer

Host with the most: In the midst of the ITV show's call to hire permanent non-white stars for the presentation of the show, the former Saturday singer Rochelle also presented Ore Oduba (L) in the summer

Comeback: Ore previously stood for Phil in November 2016 and March 2017 (picture)

Comeback: Ore previously stood for Phil in November 2016 and March 2017 (picture)

An ITV source said at the time, “It's a tough question for Martin. He really seemed to mean what he said so it will be difficult to just give the moderator the weekly Friday slot because he would be open to claims of tokenism. & # 39;

Another show insider said: “Kudos to Frizell for being the first ITV boss to commit to this. What we are all wondering now is, "Will someone leave, and if so, who?" & # 39;

In October 2019, The Mail revealed on Sunday that the broadcaster didn't have a single non-white lead presenter on its entire daily schedule, although some supportive presenters were from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Back again: Rochelle has been a regular advocate for Holly in the past and has featured with Mark Wright and Davina McCall over the years (Rochelle and Davina in August 2019).

Back again: Rochelle has been a regular advocate for Holly in the past and has featured with Mark Wright and Davina McCall over the years (Rochelle and Davina in August 2019).

In July, Good Morning UK host Andi Peters paused his segment on the show to make an emotional plea for Black Lives Matter to viewers.

The unwavering show took a break from announcing a competition in its garage to urge fans to continue discussing the movement and insisted that he make the plea as "one of the few blacks on the show".

He said, “I just want to say something as best I can. As one of the few blacks on this show, it's so important that we all keep talking. It's really. People meet me on the street and ask me how I feel about it.

Representation issues: Andi Peters took over Lorraine (pictured) for two weeks this summer after sharing a plea for Black Lives Matter as "one of the few blacks on (GMB)".

Representation issues: Andi Peters took over Lorraine (pictured) for two weeks this summer after sharing a plea for Black Lives Matter as "one of the few blacks on (GMB)".

Great news: In a video conference with staff earlier this year, the program's editor, Martin Frizell, said: “There is no black presenter in any of the programs today. We plan to change that. & # 39;

Great news: In a video conference with staff earlier this year, the program's editor, Martin Frizell, said: “There is no black presenter in any of the programs today. We plan to change that. & # 39;

“We all started this conversation, and one of the best things about Good Morning Britain is that we talk about it – we don't paint it under the carpet, we don't type around, we talk about it.

& # 39; We talk about it every day in this program and it's really important that we do it. Any black kid who's watching – you could do this job.

"Anyway, let me tell you about that award … Sorry, I felt like I had to say it. I shouldn't apologize, I can't apologize – I just wanted to say it. & # 39;

Andi took the helm from Lorraine Kelly on her eponymous show for two weeks while Christine Lampard stepped in for the rest of the summer.

Thoughts: Frizell admitted that it "won't be easy" to find a black candidate, as a source claimed he was concerned about being "open to tokenism claims" if a black presenter only hosts on Fridays

Thoughts: Frizell admitted that it "won't be easy" to find a black candidate, as a source claimed he was concerned about being "open to tokenism claims" if a black presenter only hosts on Fridays

Time for change: In October 2019, it was revealed that the station didn't have a single non-white lead host on its entire schedule (Rochelle and Ore pictured in July).

Time for change: In October 2019, it was revealed that the station didn't have a single non-white lead host on its entire schedule (Rochelle and Ore pictured in July).

Last December Phillip has been accused of creating a "toxic atmosphere" for his "This Morning" co-stars.

It was alleged that eight different ITV presenters broke their silence over Philip's stance, while Ruth was believed to have filed a formal complaint with ITV's new director of daily television, Emma Gormley.

What followed was an incident in April where Phillip interrupted Ruth while she was previewing Loose Women that morning.

Feud: Last December, Phillip was accused of creating a "toxic atmosphere" for his This Morning co-stars

Feud: Last December, Phillip was accused of creating a "toxic atmosphere" for his This Morning co-stars

One report found that the situation behind the scenes at This Morning had become "toxic" in recent months and staff were too anxious to speak out publicly for fear of setback.

An ITV source told The Sun: “For so long, people have been silenced because they are scared of their jobs. If they speak publicly about the atmosphere, they fear it could have an impact. & # 39;

The Mail on Sunday revealed that Phillip, Ruth, 59, and Eamonn, 60, have said relationships are so bad that the couple turned down the show's Christmas party to avoid him.

Allegations: It has been alleged that eight different ITV presenters broke their silence regarding Philip's stance, while Ruth (pictured 2019) is reported to have filed a formal complaint

Allegations: It has been alleged that eight different ITV presenters broke their silence regarding Philip's stance, while Ruth (pictured 2019) is said to have filed a formal complaint

The presenters on Friday were surprisingly absent to save a dinner at a restaurant in West London where 23 of their colleagues were enjoying a four-course meal and champagne.

Drawing on the reports, an ITV spokesman said: "It is deeply disappointing and unfair for Phillip to be the target of this type of malicious gossip."

& # 39; Phillip is a very well respected broadcaster and colleague and this is absolutely not a description of This Morning that we recognize.

Missing: Holly last shared an excerpt from This Morning's Christmas party on Instagram when the regular Friday hosts Ruth and Eamonn were noticeably absent

Missing: Holly last shared an excerpt from the This Morning Christmas party on Instagram when the regular Friday hosts Ruth and Eamonn were noticeably absent

Consolation: In the new autobiography, the media personality praises Eamonn and Ruth for publicly comforting him when he turned him out to be gay (picture)

Consolation: In the new autobiography, the media personality praises Eamonn and Ruth for publicly comforting him when he turned him out to be gay (picture)

Full explanation from ITV:

An ITV spokesperson said: "It is deeply disappointing and unfair for Phillip to be the target of this type of malicious gossip.

& # 39; Phillip is a very well respected broadcaster and colleague and this is absolutely not a description of This Morning that we recognize.

"Holly and Phil are good friends both on and off screen, and popular with viewers and colleagues alike."

Martin Frizell, editor of This Morning, said, “I spend hundreds of days a year at your company and you see what you get, a real friendship from a couple who are both spontaneous and professional.

"We have the smartest viewers watching television and believe me, they are the first to notice problems – they don't because there aren't any."

"Holly and Phil are good friends both on and off screen, and popular with viewers and colleagues alike."

Phil also popped the rumors when he talked about the "beautiful team" during the launch of Dancing On Ice.

The television star said, “Can you imagine a feud between us that ever took place? It's not like we have to defend anything.

“It's a shame… we're so open on the show, we're so open online, and we're vacationing together. Holly is the sister I never had, we think at the same speed. It's so organic … it's a shame.

"Everyone who knows us, I mean, everyone that morning said," What the hell? "The atmosphere in our studio is so wonderful, there is such a nice team. Everyone is nice."

In the new autobiography, the media personality praises Eamonn and Ruth for publicly comforting him when he identified him as gay when he said, "I went to Eamon and Ruth, who made me cry with their hugs and support. "

This isn't the first time Philip's alleged feuds have made headlines, but Amanda Holden is the only star to have spoken publicly about them.

British Got Talent judge Amanda said she believes the TV favorite sabotaged her chances to play this morning in 2018 while Holly Willoughby said, "I'm A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here "moderated.

Reports of problems between TV presenters have long been widespread. The latest detail in the story goes that Amanda got to the top by lobbying ITV executives over the hostility after Phil allegedly pushed for Rochelle to take over the job.

Amanda first worked with Phillip when she followed in Holly's footsteps when the This Morning star took a year off four years ago in October 2014 to have their third baby.

Feuds: This isn't the first time Philip's alleged feuds have made headlines, but Amanda Holden is the only star to have spoken publicly about them

Feuds: This isn't the first time Philip's alleged feuds have made headlines, but Amanda Holden is the only star to have spoken publicly about them

A former TV manager on the day told the publication: "Phillip was actively campaigning for Rochelle to get the job, although Amanda is more experienced – and has found out privately that she got the gig."

An ITV spokesperson said, "The presenters' presentations this morning change regularly, and the final decisions about these cast are made by the producers, not the presenters.

& # 39; Phillip Schofield is a popular broadcaster and part of the ITV family. He is an absolute professional and is highly regarded at ITV.

Far From Friends: Reports of problems between the two have long been rife, and Amanda said she believes Phil sabotaged her chances to work this morning in 2018 (pictured in 2015).

Far From Friends: Reports of problems between the two have long been rife, and Amanda said she believes Phil sabotaged her chances to work this morning in 2018 (pictured in 2015).

"Amanda is also held in high regard as a judge at one of our biggest shows."

The Sun alleged Amanda confronted Phillip during a commercial break when the judge was interviewed by Phil and Holly that October morning, days after Rochelle was confirmed to stand in.

A source told The Sun: “She made it clear that she felt very disappointed. He was speechless but didn't have much time to respond to Amanda's allegations as the show re-aired.

"Neither of them noticed that Amanda could be overheard by most of the team members because she was still wearing her microphone backpack."

"Easier to Use": It was alleged that Amanda went to the top by lobbying ITV executives about the hostility after Phil allegedly urged Rochelle to take the job (pictured 2018).

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