Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford set to return to This Morning after being replaced on show

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Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford are set to return to present This Morning next week.

The husband and wife duo were replaced on the Friday programme by Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary. But they will be reprising their role from Monday 15 February until 19 February.

Ruth, 60, who recently opened up on being a stepmum to her other half's children, and her 61 year old husband will be stepping in to cover for Phillip Schofield, 58, Holly Willoughby, 40, as well as Alison, 46, and 47 year old Dermot while they enjoy a half-term break.

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Their return was confirmed during an advert break on Wednesday 10 February's segment, where a trailer showed the couple hosting the show with a voiceover declaring the news.

Fans immediately flocked to Twitter to voice their joy over the announcement as one person wrote: "When is half term please Only tuning in when Ruth & Eamonn are back," [sic] with a crossed fingers emoji and a sparkling red heart emoji.

Another wrote: "@thismorning Whoop Whoop Chicken Soup @EamonnHolmes and @RuthieeL are on the tele next week [grinning face emoji] So happy and so excited. The best way to spend a half term (yip, teachers are still working, and at school). But that doesn’t matter we have Eamonn and Ruth next week," followed by a party face.

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While a third chimed: "Eamonn and Ruth are back next week!!! #thismorning".

Ruth and Eamonn presented their last Friday show on This Morning on 18 December last year.

According to reports, the veteran TV hosts were told to keep quiet about losing their slot on the programme to avoid missing out on more work gigs.


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A source told The Sun: “Ruth and Eamonn are obviously upset and feel humiliated about being put out to pasture.

“But they've been advised to keep schtum or risk losing more work. It could damage their brand if they lash out.”

During their final show, Eamonn pleaded with viewers to be nice to his replacement Alison when she takes over their weekly slot.

He said: ”You won't be watching us anymore on a Friday, Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary are going to be here on Fridays from here on in.

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"Please can we ask you to be as nice to them [Alison and Dermot] friends of ours as they are – and we're very close to Alison – as you have been to us for the past 15 years.

"We appreciate all the love that you've sent us today, we send it all back to you. Have a very Merry Christmas whatever you're doing, it's been lovely having you.

"I think we will see everybody again in February."

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