Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford have issued the same statement having been replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary on This Morning.
Eamonn took to Twitter on Monday November 30 after ITV confirmed the news and posted: “It’s a changing of the guard on Fridays from January.
“We hope you make Alison and Dermot as welcome as you’ve made us over the years. Have a Ball you two!
“It’s not Goodbye from us, it’s simply Au Revoir until the next half term.”
Ruth also shared the same post to her Twitter account.
This Morning says: “We are pleased to announce that Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary are set to join the This Morning family as regular hosts. The duo will share hosting duties with Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby, Eamonn Holmes OBE and Ruth Langsford from January 2021.”
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Alison Hammond said: “I never dreamt that when I first joined This Morning – initially for a few months – that I would still be there 19 years later. I genuinely care about the show and the viewers who watch, so it’s a huge privilege and honour to be hosting a show I adore so much. I’m just really excited to be doing even more of what I love alongside the lovely Dermot.”
Co-host Dermot said: “I’m deeply thrilled and honoured to be joining the This Morning team next year. We have huge shoes to fill and we are well aware what a privilege it is to be stepping into them.
“Above all, we want to have fun and for you to be able to kick your weekend off with a smile, especially given the year we’ve all had. So I’m delighted to be co-hosting with the living embodiment of sunshine on a rainy day. I can’t wait to get started.”