Eamonn Holmes takes swipe at This Morning for ‘relegating’ him to holiday slots

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Eamonn Holmes has appeared to take a swipe at This Morning after he and wife Ruth Langsford were forced to step down from their regular Friday slot.

Eamonn and Ruth, both 61, who revealed their unusual first date and their 'tiff' after it, recently returned to the show to cover Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby for their summer break.

But when a viewer suggested the couple should be brought back for good – Eamonn seemingly agreed.

The TV presenter liked a tweet which read: “When you listen to @EamonnHolmes & @RuthieeL and the everyday normal things they get up to, it makes you wonder why management at @thismorning have relegated them to holidays only?

“They deserve a regular spot, bring them back for a weekly slot please, it makes sense! #thismorning.”

Many others agreed, with one writing: “I agree. Ruth and Eamonn are like a breath of fresh air. Not childish but funny. They should become the anchors of this morning.”

Another said: “Completely agree. I just can't understand why they let them go. Friday used to be my favourite day to watch this morning.”

A third added: “Couldn't agree more, love them both so funny.”

It comes after there was widespread anger amongst fans at the end of last year when it was confirmed that Eamonn and Ruth would lose their usual Friday slot after 14 years to new presenting pair Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond.

However ratings have improved since the change was made.

Back in February, it was reported the ITV daytime show had scored it's highest ratings in 19 years.

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Alison, 45, and Dermot, 47, drew in in 1.41 million viewers during their debut show with 200,000 more viewers tuning in than watched Ruth and Eamonn's final appearance in December.

But while Alison and Dermot drew in more viewers, Ruth and Eamonn had a bigger audience share of 23 per cent compared to their successor's 21 per cent.

Ruth previously confirmed to OK! she and Eamonn would be returning for the summer.

Admitting she was pleased to be coming back, Ruth said: “We’ll be doing seven weeks from July. I’m looking forward to it.”

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