They will soon be replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary on This Morning’s Friday shows after being demoted to hosting holidays.
And Ruth Langsford paid tribute to her husband Eamonn Holmes on his 61st birthday with a gushing Instagram post on Thursday.
The TV presenter, 60, shared a photo of herself cosying up to her other half as he put his hand on her shoulder.
‘Love you’: Ruth Langsford paid tribute to her husband Eamonn Holmes on his 61st birthday with a gushing Instagram post on Thursday
Alongside the photo, Ruth wrote: ‘Happy Birthday to my wonderful, handsome, kind, generous, clever, big hearted and incredibly funny husband @eamonnholmes Love you ❤️’.
The couple were inundated with well wishes from their followers who wished Eamonn well on his birthday.
Some of their celebrity pals also commented on the post, including Melanie Sykes who wrote: ‘Happy birthday @eamonnholmes you bundle of joy xxxx love to you too Ruthie xxxx’.
Amanda Holden and Ola Jordan both wrote: ‘Happy birthday’ while one TV user called Eamonn and Ruth ‘the best TV couple’.
Changes: They will soon be replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary on This Morning’s Friday shows after being demoted to hosting holidays
Ruth’s post comes after Eamonn liked a cryptic tweet after it was confirmed that he would be replaced by Alison and Dermot on the ITV show on Fridays.
Taking to Twitter on Monday night, the Irish presenter responded to a message which said that the TV business can be ‘so cruel’.
Eamonn and Ruth, who have presented This Morning for 14 years will be demoted to hosting the ITV favourite during holidays.
Responding to a series of tweets from fans on Monday night after the news was confirmed, Eamonn liked a cryptic message about how ‘cruel’ the TV business can be.
Response: The couple were inundated with well wishes from their followers who wished Eamonn well on his birthday
The presenter replied to a tweet from American journalist, Kinsey Schofield, who wrote: ‘I really enjoy you and your wife. This business can be so cruel.
‘I will continue to support you and whatever you decide to do next. Congratulations on so many brilliant years executing the job wonderfully.’
To which Eamonn replied: ‘Very kind of u to say Lady K [hands emoji] Appreciate it ..’
The star also liked several other tweets from his 1 million followers, with some fans saying they were ‘gutted’ and ‘sobbing’ over the shakeup.
Yet despite the cryptic tweet, both Eamonn and Ruth shared a sweet message to This Morning’s new Friday hosts Alison and Dermot shortly after the news was announced following rift rumours.
‘This business can be so cruel’: Ruth’s post comes after Eamonn liked a cryptic tweet after it was confirmed that he would be replaced by Alison and Dermot on the ITV show
The two stars both sent out an identical statement which read: ‘It’s a changing of the guard on Fridays from January. We hope you make Alison and Dermot as welcome as you’ve made us over the years.
‘Have a Ball you two ! It’s not Goodbye from us, it’s simply Au Revoir until the next half term.’
The incoming presenters will begin their new coveted jobs on January 8, joining a lineup that also includes main hosts Phillip Schofield, 58, and Holly Willoughby, 39.
Breaking her silence on the shake-up following weeks of speculation, Alison, 45, said in a statement: ‘I never dreamt that when I first joined This Morning – initially for a few months – that I would still be there 19 years later.
Response: Taking to Twitter, the Irish presenter responded to a message from American journalist, Kinsey Schofield, where she said: ‘This business can be so cruel’
‘I genuinely care about the show and the viewers who watch, so it’s a huge privilege and honour to be hosting a show I adore so much. I’m just really excited to be doing even more of what I love alongside the lovely Dermot.’
Sharing his own statement, co-host Dermot, 47, said: ‘I’m deeply thrilled and honoured to be joining the This Morning team next year. We have huge shoes to fill and we are well aware what a privilege it is to be stepping into them.
‘Above all, we want to have fun and for you to be able to kick your weekend off with a smile, especially given the year we’ve all had.
‘So I’m delighted to be co-hosting with the living embodiment of sunshine on a rainy day. I can’t wait to get started.’
Support: Yet despite the cryptic tweet, both Eamonn and Ruth shared a sweet message to This Morning’s new Friday hosts Alison and Dermot on Monday shortly after the news was announced following rift rumours
‘Make them feel as welcome as you made us’: The two stars both sent out an identical statement to their social media after it was confirmed
It comes as Alison is said to be in duty of care meetings at ITV due to cruel trolling she has received since it was confirmed she would be replacing Eamonn and Ruth.
The TV presenter was said to be struggling to cope with the ‘vitriol’ she has been receiving online.
It has prompted the channel to ensure she is ‘staying positive’ after previous criticism over their after-care, in cases such as Love Island and Jeremy Kyle.
Insiders told The Sun: ‘Alison is a tough cookie, but the vitriol from some so-called fans of This Morning has been impossible for her to ignore.
‘As a result of Love Island and Jeremy Kyle tragedies, ITV are very serious about duty of care and arranged to sit down with Alison to see how she was. Alison confided that while the Friday gig is a dream come true, staying positive is a battle.
First day: The incoming presenters will begin their new coveted jobs on January 8, joining a lineup that also includes main hosts Phillip Schofield, 58, and Holly Willoughby, 39
‘She was given advice on how to stay strong mentally and prepared for what to expect after the announcement was confirmed. Now Alison is determined to move on from the drama and prove to everyone why she deserved this job.’
Love Island has seen a slew of tragedies, including Sophie Gradon, Mike Thalassitis and Caroline Flack all dying of suicide, while Jeremy Kyle was taken off air permanently after a guest on the show took his own life.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for ITV and Alison for comment.
Alison recently revealed that presenters on This Morning aren’t the best of friends, amid claims she’s locked in a feud with Ruth and Eamonn.
Hurtful: It comes as Alison is said to in duty of care meetings at ITV due to cruel trolling she has received since it was confirmed she would be replacing the Eamonn and Ruth
In an interview conducted before the shakeup was revealed, Alison claimed that only main hosts Holly and Phillip Schofield are off-camera pals.
The TV personality, who attended Ruth and Eamonn’s 2010 wedding, told The Sun: ‘We’re not on top of each other, do you know what I mean?
‘Phillip and Holly, they go on holiday together. They genuinely love each other, in a brother and sister way.
‘But literally when we finish everyone wants to go home to their families and see them. We’ve got it just right I think. But no they all go and do their own thing.’
Duty of care: The channel is reportedly ensuring she is ‘staying positive’ after previous criticism over their after-care, in cases such as Love Island and Jeremy Kyle