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This Morning panto: Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford replaced as hosts today

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield stepped in as hosts for today's panto

This Morning viewers were left fuming as Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford were replaced as hosts during today’s Christmas panto.

The married pair, who are known to present the Friday edition of the ITV show, were replaced by co-stars Holly Willougby and Phillip Schofield.

But it’s all for the fun of Christmas, as Holly and Phil took part in the festive pantomime.

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford have been replaced by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning (Credit: ITV)

This Morning panto: Where are Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford?

This Morning viewers were hoping to see Eamonn and Ruth back on screens earlier today.

Instead, Holly and Phillip put on their very own panto to help cheer up the nation.

The production is a mix of classic fairytales, with Holly taking on the role of Cinderella and Phil as side-kick Buttons.

The hosts were also joined by Sheridan Smith, Joanna Lumley and Christopher Biggins.

Holly and Phillip are taking part in the This Morning Christmas panto (Credit: ITV)

Meanwhile, Eamonn and Ruth appeared as Father Christmas and Mrs Claus.

However, fans weren’t too pleased as Eamonn and Ruth were missing from their usual spot.

Eamonn and Ruth on This Morning
Eamonn and Ruth appeared in the This Morning panto as Santa Claus and Mrs Claus (Credit: ITV)

What did This Morning viewers say?

One tweeted: “What a load of rubbish – where are Ruth and Eamonn – fancy having to put up with this every Friday!!”

A second said: “Bring back Ruth and Eamonn. Fridays are not the same without them. The rabble that’s on today is unacceptable. I only watch Fridays for them. The others are too vain. Absolute rubbish.”

Alison Hammond joined Holly and Phil on the show today (Credit: ITV)

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A third added: “I can’t believe they got rid of Eamonn and Ruth for this!!!”

A fourth shared: “It’s Friday, why aren’t Ruth and Eamonn on @thismorning for the Xmas panto?”

Another complained: “Where’s Eamonn and Ruth? Turned off couldn’t watch that unprofessional shambles!”

Meanwhile, others were thrilled by the festive pantomime.

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One said: “This panto has honestly made my week! Well done This Morning for bringing smiles to so many faces today!”

Another wrote: “Not gonna lie I’m absolutely loving the panto on @thismorning.”

A third stated: “This panto is making my day… good excuse to procrastinate right now.”

Eamonn and Ruth are set to be replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary in the New Year.

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