Alison Hammond calls Ruth Langsford ‘a beauty’ after replacing her on This Morning

Alison Hammond calls Ruth Langsford ‘a beauty’ after replacing her on This Morning replacement

Alison Hammond has called Ruth Langsford a beauty on social media after replacing her on This Morning.

The presenter, 45, took to Ruth's social media page to compliment the star's looks.

Ruth, 60, shared an image of herself in a blue jumper with star patterns across it as she posed with a smile.

The one-time Big Brother contestant wrote to Ruth on the post: "What a beauty [heart emoji]".

Ruth has yet to like or reply to Alison's comment on the post.

The social media moment comes after it was revealed by the Daily Mirror that Alison and Dermot O'Leary will replace Ruth and husband Eamonn Holmes for Friday shows of This Morning.

Alison Hammond has shown some love for Ruth Langsford on social media
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Ruth and Eamonn have been presenters on the beloved ITV morning show for 14 years.

Instead the pair will now only front the show when Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are on their summer breaks.

Bosses were said to be impressed by Alison and Dermot's chemistry together when they have fronted shows previously.

Alison has previously been a fan-favourite for her interviews and segments as a roving reporter.

Ruth Langsford was called 'a beauty' by replacement host Alison Hammond
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“They have real warmth,” an insider said. “It's time for a change and they are perfect.

“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.”

Alison was even recently trusted by bosses to guest-edit the show for a day.

"It will just be a joy!” she said at the time. “There will be nothing about lockdown or coronavirus.

"There'll be a lot of recipes and food… and maybe a little bit of fashion and fun. It's going to be great and I'm excited to be the boss."

Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary will be the new faces of Fridays on This Morning
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Despite the decision at This Morning, Ruth is said to be staying on as an anchor for Loose Women where she remains popular with viewers.

The changes, made by show boss Martin Frizell, are expected to roll out in the New Year.

This Morning continues on weekday mornings on ITV from 10am.

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