Ruth Langsford peeked at the past of Alison Hammond's Big Brother, the successor to This Morning, when she stated that she and her husband Eamonn Holmes didn't do a reality show and got a job overnight.
The host, 60, told Mirror & # 39; s Notebook Magazine that she and Eamonn, 60, put the "work" into getting where they are today – it turns out they'll be on Alison's daytime show , 45, and Dermot O replaces & # 39; Leary, 47, in a big shake by ITV bosses.
Ruth said, “We set the job. We didn't do a reality show and got an overnight job on television. We got through the ranks.
Strike Back: Ruth Langsford peeked at Alison Hammond's Big Brother past when she stated she and her husband Eamonn Holmes didn't do a reality show and got a job overnight
& # 39; Eamonn was only 19 when he started. And he did the teatime news in Belfast during The Troubles.
& # 39; It was heavy stuff. And now he has an OBE for broadcast services. & # 39;
Alison (45) and Dermot O & # 39; Leary (47) will take on the couple's longstanding presentation roles on the popular ITV chat show – a role they previously held for 14 years.
Alison rose to fame as a candidate for Big Brother in 2002 and has since forged a hugely successful television career.
New Guard: The 60-year-old presenter said she and her 60-year-old husband Eamonn did the "job" to get where they are today. Rumor has it that they will be replaced by former Big Brother stars Alison Hammond and Dermot O & # 39; Leary, a huge shock to ITV bosses
Reality star: Alison became famous in the 2002 Big Brother series (above)
This came after Eamonn allegedly alleged online trolls planned to fire him hours before reports surfaced that he and Ruth were deposed from This Morning.
Speaking to fans on a Belfast Live Facebook group, the broadcaster stated that it was "stressful" to know that trolls could be "fired" on "live television" according to the Daily Mirror.
It is believed that Eamonn made the comments just a day before reports surfaced that he and his wife, Ruth, were deposed from This Morning
Trolling: Eamonn Holmes has reportedly alleged trolls planned to fire him before reports surfaced that he and Ruth Langsford, both 60, were deposed from This Morning
Eamonn said: “People say it's duck back water, but people wake up knowing they can fire you … that's the thing about live TV. It can be very stressful. & # 39;
MailOnline contacted Eamonn Holmes representatives for comment.
In the past few weeks Eamonn has been telling friends about his fear that he is too "pale, stale and manly" to be on the ITV show, which has led to criticism for not being diverse enough.
Eamonn and Ruth are said to have been "disappointed and devastated" by the latest news as they "loved" their stay that morning.
Ruth stepped in: speaking to the Mirbook & # 39; s Notebook, Ruth said: “We did the job. We didn't do a reality show and got a job on television overnight. We got through the ranks (via Alison and Dermot on the summer show)
The duo will continue to host the ITV show Monday through Thursday during the schools' six-week summer vacation.
Fern Britton, 63, who hosted the popular daytime show between 1999 and 2009, took to Twitter after the big news and said, "Oh no?"
The presenter also tweeted: "That doesn't change the fact that Alison Hammond is a superstar who deserves the world.
"Overlooked by ITV for far too long, this is their moment."
The news of the new line-up comes just five months after This Morning editor Martin Frizell told staff that he was planning to hire a black presenter.
During a video conference with staff in June, he said, “There is no black presenter on any of the programs today.
"We plan to change that, we're (this morning) looking into it."
Alison, who first appeared as a contestant in Big Brother, and Dermot impressed both viewers and ITV bosses when they covered for main hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that summer.
And Eammon and Ruth have been assured that they will remain "part of the This Morning Family" and will likely be asked to report if other presenters are on vacation.
On Saturday night, a source on This Morning told This Morning: “Ruth and Eamonn have been on the show for 14 years and it has been very sad and disappointing for them to be told that they are no longer wanted.
"They love it and the viewers love them, but times on the show change and they were the victims."
Sure: Although it is reported that she no longer shows This Morning, Ruth will continue to discuss Loose Women on a regular basis (pictured earlier this week).
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