Eamonn Holmes thanks followers for messages of support
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford fronted their final Friday instalment of This Morning two days ago. It comes after the pair were replaced in favour of Alison Hammon and Dermot O’Leary.
We do feel the love, really appreciate it but stop it, stop it now
According to The Sun, the couple have been urged to “keep schtum” on the This Morning news, or “risk losing more work”.
The presenting duo have been advised that speaking out on what happened “could damage their brand”.
The claims were reported just hours after Eamonn, 61, shared a candid video in view of his 704,000 Instagram followers.
In it the father-of-four urged fans to “stop” wallowing and discussing their departure from the daytime offering.
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Eamonn and Ruth have fronted Friday instalments of This Morning for 14 years.
News that they had been replaced was first confirmed earlier this month.
They said at the time: “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.”
They will now host the programme during the school holidays, when Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are off.
A source has told the publication: “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.”
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Eamonn spoke out in a clip, which he captioned: “Your messages are the best Christmas presents Ruth and I could have wished for.
“From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Thank you.”
Speaking down the camera, he said: “Hello there everyone, I just want to say something to you all from the bottom of my heart and that is: thank you.
“Ruth and I have been absolutely overwhelmed yesterday and today by the amount of messages and we’ll be replying via social media, by emails, by text, by Whatsapp, by whatever way we can.”
He continued: “But could I just generally say thank you, thank you, thank you. We do feel the love, really appreciate it but stop it, stop it now.
“It’s Christmas time, mistletoe and wine. We’ve all got things to do so thank you, get on with your lives, we certainly intend to get on with ours and look, things are looking up.”
Eamonn finished: “My sty is nearly gone, the sun is shining and I just want to say to all of you, have a very merry Christmas and please stay safe.
“Thank you very, very much all of you.”
Meanwhile, Ruth also posted this morning: “I always think a full English makes everything more bearable,” alongside a video of her culinary efforts.
Express.co.uk has contacted a spokesperson for Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford asking for comment.
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.
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