This Morning hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford hosted their final Friday show today.
On Friday, the pair bid farewell to viewers in an emotional end to the programme.
What did Eamonn and Ruth say on This Morning?
Eamonn said: “You won’t be watching us any more on a Friday.
“Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary, they’re going to be here on Fridays here on in.
“And please we would ask you to be as nice and lovely to them, friends of ours they are, we’re very close to Alison, as you have been to us for 15 years.
“We appreciate all the love that you’ve sent us today, we send it all back to you.
“Have a very Merry Christmas and it’s been lovely having you.
“I think we will see everybody again in…”
Ruth replied: “In February, so you haven’t got rid of us! We’re back for half-term.
“It’s been a tricky year for everybody, we hope we have helped you through it a little bit.
“Thank you for all your support. Have a very Merry Christmas and lots of love from us.”
As the crew and chef Phil Vickery clapped the pair, Ruth looked visibly emotional.
Viewers were tearful on Twitter, with some thinking the pair deserved a better end to the show.
One said: “Aww what a [bleep] ending of a Friday for Ruth & Eamonn, they deserve so much better.”
Another wrote: “They didn’t even give Eamonn and Ruth a proper send off! Appalling from ITV.”
A third added: “So angry and sad that @thismorning didn’t give @EamonnHolmes and Ruth a proper send off.
They didn't even give Eamonn and Ruth a proper send off! Appalling from ITV…
— Ben (@bensmith199703) December 18, 2020
“True professionals and can do so much better than.”
— Laura (@PoshKitty25) December 18, 2020
Another added: “I hope the emotion from @EamonnHolmes @RuthieeL was because they know how much love was being sent their way by us their viewers…
“Shoddy treatment from @thismorning to act as if it was a normal Friday.”
#ThisMorning I hope the emotion from @EamonnHolmes @RuthieeL was because they know how much love was being sent their way by us their viewers…shoddy treatment from @thismorning to act as if it was a normal Friday
— Alison c (@Alisonc92665905) December 18, 2020
What did other viewers say?
Others were emotional over the pair leaving Friday slots.
One said: “My life has no purpose now until February.
“I shall miss @RuthieeL & @EamonnHolmes so much, they’ve been the best part of working from home.”
Another commented: “Fridays won’t be the same without @EamonnHolmes and @RuthieeL on #ThisMorning.”
Fridays won't be the same without @EamonnHolmes and @RuthieeL on #ThisMorning 😢
Thank you for the last 15 years. Look forward to seeing you in February.
My sister is watching you again on +1, she doesn't want you to go. 💖
— Sue P 🐯 (@SueDixie) December 18, 2020
Meanwhile, earlier in the show, Eamonn poked fun at their axing.
Eamonn said: “When I went to get my glasses sorted, outside the opticians was a man selling Christmas trees.
“Not just selling Christmas trees, but really discounting them by half price.”
Ruth said: “Well they’re struggling to get rid of them I suppose aren’t they?”
Eamonn then hit back: “I would say so, darling, I would say that’s an obvious conclusion!
“Which is why they’re getting rid of us on a Friday after all this sort of chat.”
Bye bye to you all on a Friday folks …. Hopefully see u next February for half-term This Morning. Thanks for having us and please have a safe and Merry Christmas 🎅
— Eamonn Holmes (@EamonnHolmes) December 18, 2020
He also tweeted during the show: “Bye bye to you all on a Friday folks….
“Hopefully see you next February for half-term This Morning. Thanks for having us and please have a safe and Merry Christmas.”
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