It was revealed earlier this month that the veteran presenters, both 60, would no longer be hosting the Friday installments of the daytime show, and will instead be replaced by
But there could be a silver lining for the married couple as reports suggest that rival broadcaster BBC is ready to offer them the opportunity to front their very own programme.
New show? Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford are reportedly set to be offered their own show by the BBC following their axing from ITV’s This Morning
The channel are apparently keen to snap up the pair present to a different show on the days they are not filling in for This Morning anchors Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.
A source told
‘They can easily carry any number of shows, so producers at the Beeb are considering handing them a format to front.’
MailOnline have contacted the BBC and representatives of Eamonn and Ruth for comment.
Good news? there could be a silver lining for the married couple as reports suggest that rival broadcaster BBC is ready to offer them the opportunity to front their very own programme
Ruth and Eammon are said to be ‘disappointed and devastated’ that they would be losing their regular Friday slot – a position they’ve held for 14 years.
It comes after the pair made thinly-veiled digs about ‘murdering’ people and a ‘frosty atmosphere’ while hosting
As Eamonn and Ruth returned to the show for the first time since the shake-up, it seemed the situation was very much fresh on their minds as Eamonn asked his guests if they had ‘ever felt like murdering everybody’.
While earlier in the episode, the duo made rather pointed quips about a ‘frosty’ and ‘chilly’ atmosphere as they discussed the weather.
After interviewing TV personality Richard Osman, a vitriolic Eamonn said: ‘Do you ever feel like murdering everybody?
New guard: Ruth and her husband Eamonn, both 60, are being replaced on This Morning’s Friday show by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary at some point in the near future
‘I’m thinking of a Friday murder club. A weekend murder club. Does the urge never take you?’
Ruth quickly responded: ‘Oh maybe right now’ with Eamonn looking away from the camera whimsically.
The pair had previously made pointed digs about the ‘chilly’ and ‘frosty’ atmosphere.
Moving on? ‘Eamonn and Ruth have a huge fanbase and are very experienced. They can easily carry any number of shows, so producers at the Beeb are considering handing them a format to front’
Eamonn said: ‘Good morning, it’s Eamonn and Ruth and a chilly morning it was today’ with Ruth adding: ‘Frost’.
He continued: ‘Jack Frost had already been there when I poked my nose out this morning’ before Ruth said: ‘It was very frosty wasn’t it?’
Friday’s show marked the first time the pair had appeared on This Morning amid the ongoing drama caused by their replacement on the programme after 14 years.
On Wednesday, Ruth had to interact with her replacement Alison – the first encounter between the two women since the news broke.
Oh dear: The pair made thinly-veiled digs about killing people and a ‘frosty atmosphere’ during their This Morning hosting duties on Friday – amid the drama caused by their axing from the show
Comment: After interviewing Richard Osman, a vitriolic Eamonn said: ‘Do you ever feel like murdering everybody? ‘I’m thinking of a Friday murder club… Does the urge never take you?’
And viewers took to social media afterwards to brand it a tad ‘awkward’.
As they did, Ruth said hello to Phil, but seemingly snubbed Alison – not mentioning her at all. Alison merely waved, quietly, as she watched on.
Another posted: ‘Slightly awkward that Alison is presenting #ThisMorning today and then Ruth pops up on Loose Women!’
Someone else branded it ‘drama’, as others re-voiced their feelings about the presenting shake-up.
Face-to-face: Ruth and Alison made headlines earlier this week as the pair had to interact on Wednesday’s show – their first encounter since the replacement news was announced
‘Awkward’: Alison, 45, was co-hosting the show with Phillip Schofield, having to do a live link to the Loose Women studio – another show Ruth presents
Hosts Ruth and Eamonn are believed to be ‘furious and upset’ by their exit from the daytime series as they make way for its first permanent black presenter Alison and X Factor’s Dermot.
Ruth told the
Ruth said: ‘We’ve put the work in. We didn’t do a reality show and get an overnight job on the telly. We’ve come up through the ranks.
Reactions from Twitter included one person remarking: ‘Ruth speaking to Phil and ignoring Alison on this morning. Awkward!’
‘Eamonn was only 19 when he started out. And he was doing the teatime news in Belfast during The Troubles. It was heavy stuff. And he’s now got an OBE for services to broadcasting.’
Speaking to his fans on a Belfast Live Facebook group, the broadcaster revealed that it was ‘stressful’ knowing that trolls were able to ‘get you sacked’ on ‘live TV,’ according to the
It’s thought Eamonn made the comments just a day before reports surfaced that he and wife Ruth were being dropped from This Morning.
Eamonn said: ‘People say it’s water off a duck’s back but people wake up and they know they can get you sacked… that’s the thing about live TV. It can be very stressful.’
In recent weeks, Eamonn has being telling friends of his fear that he is too ‘pale, stale and male’ for the ITV show, which has gained criticism for not being diverse enough.
Eamonn and Ruth were said to be ‘disappointed and devastated’ by the latest news, as they have ‘loved’ their stint presenting on This Morning.
The duo will continue to host the ITV show from Monday to Thursday during the schools’ six-week summer holiday.
Beloved: Fan-favourite Alison, and Dermot, 47, impressed both viewers and ITV bosses when they covered for main hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield in the summer