Ruth Langsford took a quick swipe at the past of older brother Alison Hammond, whom she succeeded this morning, declaring that she and her husband Eamon Holmes “did not put on a reality show and got a job overnight.”
The lieutenant colonel, 60, said to Mirror notebook The magazine that she and Eamonn, 60, put “the business in” to get to where they are today – as it turns out that they will be replaced on the daytime show by Alison, 45, and Dermot O’Leary, 47, in a mega-jolt-up by ITV bosses.
We did put the work on. We didn’t do a reality show and we got a job overnight on TV. We climbed through the ranks, “Ruth said.
Response: Ruth Langsford took a quick swipe at the past of older brother Alison Hammond, who she succeeded this morning, announcing that she and her husband Eamon Holmes had not made a reality show and got a job overnight
Eamonn was only 19 years old when he started his career. And he was attending tea time news in Belfast during The Troubles.
It was heavy stuff. He now has an OBE for broadcast services.
Alison, 45, and Dermot, 47, will take on the introductory roles of the long-running couple on the popular chat show ITV – a role he previously held for 14 years.
Alison rose to fame as a contestant on Big Brother in 2002 and has since rocked a hugely successful television career.
Mailonline contacted Alison’s representatives to comment.
New Ranger: The presenter, 60, said she and her husband Eamonn, 60, had put “ the job ” to get to where they are today – as it appeared that they would be replaced by former older brother star Alison (above) and Dermot O. Leary is in a huge jolt by ITV heads
Reality Star: Alison rose to fame in the 2002 series Big Brother (above)
This comes after Eamonn claimed that the internet trolls were planning to fire him, hours before reports surfaced that he and Ruth had been shot down this morning.
Speaking to his fans on the Belfast Live group on Facebook, the broadcaster revealed it was “exhausted” to know that the trolls were able to “kick you out” on “live TV,” according to Everyday Mirror.
Eamonn is believed to have made the comments just a day before reports emerged that he and his wife Ruth had been shot down from this morning.
Intervention: Speaking to Mirror’s Notebook, Ruth said, “We put the work on. We didn’t do a reality show and got a job overnight on TV. We climbed through the ranks (above Allison and Dermot on the show over the summer).
Eamonn said: “People say it’s water from a duck’s back but people wake up knowing they can kick you out … This is the thing about live TV. It can be very stressful.”
MailOnline contacted Eamonn Holmes representatives to comment.
In recent weeks, Eamonn told his friends about his fear that he was “too pale and a man and a man” for ITV, which has drawn criticism for not being diverse enough.
Eamonn and Ruth were said to be disappointed and devastated by the latest news, as they “loved” their mission this morning.
The duo will continue to host an ITV show Monday through Thursday during the six-week summer school vacation.
Vern Britton, 63, who hosted the popular daytime show between 1999 and 2009, took to Twitter after hearing the big news and saying “Oh no?”
Trolling: Eamonn claimed that the trolls conspired to remove him, before reports surfaced that he and Ruth had been shot down this morning.
But the presenter also tweeted: “This does not detract from the fact that Alison Hammond is a superstar worthy of the world.
“ITV ignored her for too long, this is her moment.”
The news of the new lineup comes just five months after this morning’s editor Martin Frizzell told staff he was planning to hire a black presenter.
During a videoconference with employees in June, he said, “ There is no black presenter in any of the shows today.
We plan to change that, we are [This Morning] They are looking at it.
Alison, who made his screen debut as a contestant in Big Brother and Dermot, impressed both viewers and ITV bosses when they covered main hosts Holly Willoughby and Philip Scofield in the summer.
Eamonn and Ruth have been confirmed that they remain “part of this morning’s family” and will likely be asked to cover them when the other presenters are on vacation.
On Saturday night, a source said from This Morning: “ Ruth and Eamon have been a part of the show for 14 years and they were told that they were no longer desirable. He was so sad and hopeful for them.
They love it and the viewers love it, but times change on the show and they have been the victims.
Amna: While she is said to no longer perform this morning, Ruth will still be a regular member of the panel discussion on The Loose Woman (pictured earlier this week)