Eamonn Holmes has sparked outrage by calling Ruth Langsford "very fat".
The This Morning presenter shocked viewers at the start of the first show of the year by making ‘derogatory comments’ to his wife.
The pair were talking about New Year’s resolutions when Eamonn revealed that Ruth was using an app to count calories.
He said: "Ruth has done the typical trap where she said lose weight – obviously.
"She’s got one of these app things that told her how many calories she’s restricted to, bearing in mind her bulk, how much intake she can have a day."
Eamonn Holmes called his wife Ruth Langsford ‘very fat’
Ruth was stunned by the comments
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Ruth explained that for her "bulk, age and height" she was only allowed 1,200 calories a day.
Butting in, Eamonn said: "That’s because you’re very fat – that’s why."
Shocked Ruth got a bit flustered as she tried to laugh off the surprising remarks.
Anticipating a public backlash, she said: "Oh my goodness you’re going to get ‘stop being mean to your wife’."
Ruth told Eamonn the public would not be happy
Refusing to back down, Eamonn said: "I’m only stating facts."
Eamonn caused further outrage when he insisted that he doesn’t need to lose weight.
The presenter added: "I don’t need to do that. I just need a healthier existence."
Later in the show he spoke about gorging on Ruth’s cooking over the festive period and his love for pigs in blankets.
Eamonn seemed to realise he had said the wrong thing
Annoyed This Morning viewers took to Twitter after hearing Eamonn’s rude comments.
One viewer said: "Eamonn I can’t believe you called Ruthie fat! She is lovely and I think you and I both know you are punching above your weight!!! Ha ha x"
Another added: "Eamonn I can’t believe you called Ruthie fat!"
A third said: "Eamonn only managed to last 4 minutes before making a derogatory comment to Ruth."
*This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10.30am
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