Ruth Langsford shrugged off This Morning shake-up before she and Eamonn lost slot

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Ruth Langsford shrugged off rumours that she was going to leave This Morning just a week before she lost her weekly slot on the ITV show.

The TV presenter and her husband Eamonn Holmes, both 60, will no longer host their Friday morning show, and are being replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary, the Mirror exclusively revealed.

Instead, the couple will only host This Morning during the six-week holidays when regular presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield go on their summer break.

But in an interview with new! magazine last week, Ruth said "nobody has told me" when she was asked whether the presenting line-up on This Morning was headed for a shake-up.

Ruth Langsford shrugged off rumours that she was going to leave This Morning just a week before she lost her weekly slot on the ITV show
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Ruth and Eamonn Holmes will no longer host their Friday morning show
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She said: "There's always talk, I don't know. Not that anybody's told me."

Ruth also said she wasn't worried about losing her job as a result of the devastating impact coronvirus has had on the entertainment industry.

The telly star continued: "Not really, because I think I am very good at what I do, and as long as they want me I'll be there.

Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary are replacing them
(Image: ITV)

"I've been doing it a very long time and it seems we've been very popular.

"So I presume all those things will be taken into consideration."

Ruth and Eamonn, who have presented the Friday show together since 2006, are said to be "furious and upset" over the move.

Eamonn and Ruth with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby
(Image: S Meddle/ITV/REX)

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Alison and Dermot have presented the show together in the past and were a huge hit with viewers.

A source said: "Eamonn is pretty furious and everyone feels for him and Ruth, they are well liked on the team, but sometimes tough decisions have to be made."

Eamonn has confided in recent weeks that he feared being too "pale, stale and male" for the award-winning ITV show, which has drawn criticism for not having enough diversity among the presenters.

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