Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes ‘to be offered BBC show’ after This Morning departure

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This Morning viewers have seen Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes host This Morning together for 14 years and are hugely popular with ITV viewers. However, it was reported last weekend the duo had been dropped from their slot on Friday’s editions of the morning daytime show. Now, it’s been claimed they could be back on-screen elsewhere as the BBC look to give them a new gig. 

Ruth and Eamonn appeared on Friday morning’s edition of the daytime show as normal but it came just days after rumours they had been axed from their roles in a shock move from ITV. 

This Morning favourite Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary are said to be gearing up to replace them.

The pair had impressed show bosses with their chemistry when they stepped in for Ruth and Eamonn during the summer. 

Despite Alison and Dermot’s reported appointments pleasing fans of the hosts, some This Morning viewers were gutted to hear the report that Ruth and Eamonn had been dropped.

However, a TV source has revealed the pair could be making a move to the BBC as the broadcaster looks to poach them after being dropped.

“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,” a source told The Sun. 

Express.co.uk has contacted representatives for Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes as well as the BBC for comment on reports. 

It had been said Ruth and Eamonn would still front the magazine show at other times of the year.

For example, many of the ITV regular daytime presenters take lengthy periods of holiday away during the summer. 

And it was explained this would be when the pair could still be stepping in and taking the reins. 

But if the duo land a move to the BBC, it’s likely their more empty-looking schedules will soon become much busier again.

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It comes after reported new host Dermot O’Leary spoke out on the prospect of the new role, noting he didn’t want to “tread on anyone’s toes.”

Speaking to Ireland AM on Thursday, The X Factor veteran said: “Of course, I hope so, but like you said it is always tricky when there are colleagues and friends involved. 

“There’s nothing confirmed yet, but you know, we enjoyed doing the summer, so we’d like to do more.’ 

“But at the same time, you don’t want to tread on anyone’s toes or treat anyone badly,” he added 

It’s not yet known when Ruth and Eamonn will be waving goodbye to the ITV show as they continued to appear on Friday morning. 

And fans are reluctant to see the pair go, with one fan saying on Twitter: “Ruth and Eamonn absolutely make this morning, stupid to get rid of them #thismorning.”

“@ITV you’ll be mad to get rid of Eamonn and Ruth. Only watch the show on Fridays now for them #ThisMorning,” agreed another.

A third wrote: “#ThisMorning Please don’t get rid of Eamonn and Ruth, they’re Brilliant! I won’t be watching the dreadful Dermot O’dreary.”

This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV. 

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