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This Morning's Eamonn and Ruth respond to Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary taking over Fridays

Amy West
·2-min read
Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

From Digital Spy

This Morning's Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford have responded to the news that Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond are going to be replacing them on the ITV daytime show.

ITV confirmed today that the married presenting duo, who typically host the programme on Fridays, are stepping down from their regular presenting slot and will now only take over from Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby during the school holidays.

Alison and Dermot will begin hosting This Morning on Fridays from January 8, 2021.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Related: This Morning's Ruth Langsford denies making a dig at Alison Hammond

Eamonn and Ruth have now responded to the news in a joint statement shared on both of their Twitter accounts.

"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," the statement read.

"Have a Ball you two! It's not Goodbye from us, it's simply Au Revoir until the next half term."

As it stands, it is uncertain when Eamonn and Ruth's last regular Friday show will be broadcast on ITV.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Related: Strictly Come Dancing's Anton Du Beke lands new role on This Morning

Speaking about her new regular hosting gig, Alison shared about how much she "genuinely care[s] about the show", as well its loyal viewers.

"I never dreamt that when I first joined This Morning – initially for a few months – that I would still be there 19 years later," she said.

"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."

This Morning airs on weekdays from 10am on ITV.

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