Ruth and Eamonn hosted their final Friday slot on This Morning (Image: ITV)
On Friday, Eamonn and Ruth hosted their remaining Friday present for This Morning, signing off earlier than they’re changed by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary within the new 12 months.
Eamonn and Ruth will nonetheless stay part of the programme, returning to host for key holidays, the primary of which can happen in February.
Throughout their remaining Friday episode, Eamonn made a shady comment about how the present is ‘eliminating us’, in reference to him and his spouse, Ruth.
Based on a good friend of the tv presenter, Eamonn, 61, feels ‘gutted’ over the modifications which have been made.
‘Eamonn understands issues change in broadcasting – he’s an previous hand at this now,’ they stated.
‘However the state of affairs at This Morning has felt fraught for some time and the workplace politics surrounding their future has been effervescent away underneath the floor.’
The good friend advised The Sun that Eamonn was ‘gutted to be moved from the Friday slot with Ruth’.
Nevertheless, they added that they don’t consider there was any ‘malice’ behind the remark he made on air about their departure.
‘There was no malice together with his touch upon air, it was extra simply an expression of disappointment,’ they said.
Dermot and Alison shall be taking up the Friday slot on This Morning in 2021 (Image: Rex)
Through the present, Ruth and Eamonn had been speaking a couple of man promoting closely discounted Christmas timber when he made his remark.
‘They’re struggling to do away with them, I suppose,’ Ruth, 60, stated, to which Eamonn replied: ‘I might say so darling. That’s the apparent conclusion. Which is why they’re eliminating us on a Friday now.’
At one other level within the present, Eamonn nearly discovered himself in sizzling water when he approached Matthew Wright to inspect his bold mullet hairstyle, earlier than shortly retreating after being reminded about social distancing.
As he and Ruth stated goodbye on the finish of the programme, Eamonn urged viewers to be ‘nice and lovely’ to Alison and Dermot, describing Alison as a ‘very shut’ good friend.
He additionally tweeted: ‘Bye bye to you all on a Friday of us …. Hopefully see u subsequent February for half-term This Morning. Thanks for having us and please have a protected and Merry Christmas.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted Eamonn’s representatives for remark.
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.