The pair were discussing fruit flies at the start of the programme.
Eamonn said: “Following last Friday’s This Morning show with Eamonn and Ruth, Love Fresh Cherries wanted to share some further information on fruit flies.”
Ruth chipped: “Oh yes the fruit flies controversy…”
Eamonn continued: “They say the subjects in question are especially common in summer and autumn months as they are attracted to ripened and fermenting fruits.”
Reading from a press release, he said: “They are commonly indigenous.”
He then turned to his wife and added: “That means they’re commonly found throughout the UK.”
Stunned by his comment, Ruth snapped back: “Yes, I know what indigenous means… stop mansplaining.”
Meanwhile, Ruth and Eamonn are set to host This Morning all of next week.
Regular hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are taking a week off for half term.
On Thursday’s show, a fun TV advertisement showed Eamonn and Ruth dancing on a giant key board.
While the couple showed off their moves, a voiceover said: “Hit the right note with Eamonn and Ruth next week on This Morning.”
Yesterday, Ruth teared up on Loose Women when discussing a moment her and Eamonn’s son Jack caught her crying.
Why did Ruth cry?
The moment came after she had been on the phone to her parents.
She had a little cry about missing her mum and dad – and then realised her son Jack was there.
Yes, I know what indigenous means… stop mansplaining.
However, he did see his mum crying.
Jack responded by giving Ruth a big hug.
That memory set her off again – and it wasn’t long before she was dawbing at her eyes with a tissue.
'It's all right to cry, because I've just done it on the telly.'
We're sending all our love to anyone who feels the need to have a good cry today ❤️
— Loose Women (@loosewomen) May 21, 2020
Her co-star Nadia Sawalha told her: “It’s ok to express it, it’s really important, isn’t it?
“I think sometimes we underestimate how strong our families are.”
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