Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes swerve This Morning ‘axe’ as they make surprise return

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Many This Morning viewers were happy yet confused on Friday morning, as usual Friday hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes presented the ITV show live from the studio.

Just days ago, it was revealed that the pair had been "axed" from their slot after 14 years, reportedly replaced.

While the pair have yet to address the claims, and didn't mention it on Friday, it's reported they will no longer host the Friday episodes – and will only replace Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield during school holidays.

It's believed Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary will replace the show favourites.

As viewers expected the new hosts on the show, they were surprised to see Ruth and Eamonn in their seats as normal.

Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes were back on This Morning
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Taking to Twitter, many shared their puzzled reactions after the axe news – as others were thrilled.

One viewer commented: "Didn’t they get chucked?!"

Another confused viewer said: "Thought Eamon and Ruth was sacked"

Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary are said to be replacing them
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A third added: "Have ITV backtracked on Dermot and Alison?"

Meanwhile, one tweet read: "Alison & Dermot look different?"

Others were just happy to see them back, as one fan said: "Has made my Friday morning seeing Ruth and Eamonn on the sofa, absolutely love them."

Ruth and Eamonn fans were pleased to see them back
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This was echoed by a tweet that read: "Pleased to see Ruth & Eamonn are still on!"

Another said: "Yay – it’s Eamonn and Ruth (who better not have been let go from doing Fridays).

The hosts did not mention the news, and instead hosted the show as normal to ease fans into the weekend.

From the most festive house in Britain, to the story of two friends reunited in a care home, they certainly had a fun-packed show.

While many welcomed Alison and Dermot becoming hosts, they had hoped it wouldn't come to the cost of losing Ruth and Eamonn.

This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.

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