Eamonn Holmes shares cryptic message about trust after This Morning axe
Eamonn Holmes has tweeted a message about ‘trust’ shortly after he and Ruth Langsford was axed from This Morning in a major shake-up
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The Mirror exclusively revealed last week that Eamonn and Ruth were axed from their Friday show slot after 14 years, to be replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary.
They will instead be given the task of hosting the show for six weeks over the summer, when main hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield take a break.
Eamonn today retweeted a post about Good Samaritans in Mexico, who rescued a petrified dog during flooding.
“All of us would like to think we could trust someone enough to take us by the hand and save us,” Eamonn wrote.
“Dogs sometimes just seem so human. Look at its eyes. Don’t tell me it didn’t understand. Love is [heart emoji].”
A telly insider told us of Alison and Dermot over the weekend: “They have real warmth. It’s time for a change and they are perfect.”
They added: “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 had confided that he feared being too “male, pale and stale” for the show, which has drawn criticism in the past for not having enough diversity among presenters.
Meanwhile, Ruth made a swipe at reality stars as she told how she and Eamonn had “put the work in” to land their coveted This Morning slot.
She told Mirror Notebook: “We’ve put the work in. We didn’t do a reality show and get an overnight job on the telly. We’ve come up through the ranks.
“Eamonn was only 19 when he started out. And he was doing the teatime news in Belfast during The Troubles.
“It was heavy stuff. And he’s now got an OBE for services to broadcasting.”
And despite Alison and Dermot’s huge popularity, ITV has seen some backlash for the decision to axe Eamonn and Ruth.