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Wednesday 11th December 2019

Fans send Ruth Langsford support as she takes break on This Morning

She had to walk off set as she was "upset"

Fans have sent their support to Ruth Langsford after she took a brief break during today's This Morning.

The presenter was overcome with emotion during the phone-in segment after a woman called in and spoke about suffering from depression and anxiety.

Ruth's husband Eamonn Holmes explained to viewers that she had decided to leave the studio as the woman's comments hit close to home.

Ruth became emotional over her sister (Credit: ITV)

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Eamonn said that Ruth's late sister Julia, who passed away in June, was a "chronic depressive".

He said: "This is featured in Ruth's life, she's upset now and has had to leave the studio because of her sister, who was a chronic depressive.

"No matter what kind of help and medication was there, it didn't really make much difference."

Following an advert break, Ruth returned alongside Eamonn and continued with the show.

Fans have now offered their support to Ruth on social media.

One person said: "@RuthieeL thought it was very brave of Ruth to even attempt to be involved in that phone in... hope she is OK #thismorning."

Another wrote: "Feel so sorry for Ruth on #ThisMorning can see she’s been crying but comes back to finish the show anyway, strong lady."

A third added: "@RuthieeL @EamonnHolmes well done Ruth with your braveness to keep on @thismorning.

"Well done as well to Eamonn for telling us all so we weren't worried, Ruth and Eamonn keep up the good work. I feel so so sorry for you Ruth everyone is here for you so continue the work."

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Ruth revealed her sister had passed away in June.

She wrote on social media at the time: "My lovely sis Julia has sadly died after a very long illness. My heart is completely broken.

"She was the kindest and most gentle soul and I will miss her forever. As I am sure you will appreciate I need to take time to grieve with my family. Thank you for your understanding."

Ruth then took a break from TV for a couple of weeks to grieve with her family.

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