The couple will no longer host Friday shows starting in January and aired their last show in the slot machine on Friday.
A friend of Eamonn reportedly told The Sun: “Eamonn understands that things are changing in broadcasting – he is a veteran in this field now.
“But the situation at This Morning felt tense for a while and office politics surrounding their future was bubbling beneath the surface. ”
The source adds that Eamonn, 61, was “gutted” that he and Ruth, 60, lost Friday spots on the popular ITV show.
Still, they added that the presenter had “no meanness” and just “sadness” when he made recent comments on This Morning referring to the changes.
At their last show of the year, Friday, Eamonn said to Ruth as she adjusted her glasses, “Do you know what I saw yesterday? Outside the opticians, there was a man selling Christmas trees, handing them over at half price. ”
Ruth replied, “They’re having a hard time getting rid of it, I guess. ”
Eamonn then said, “I would say so darling, that’s the obvious conclusion… that’s why they’re getting rid of us on a Friday now. ”
Starting in January, the pair will be replaced by This Morning colleagues Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary.
Eamonn and Ruth said their farewells on Friday until they returned on vacation in February for hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.
However, they had a message for fans to be kind to Alison and Dermot as the changes come.
Eamonn said, “You won’t be watching us on a Friday, Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary will be here on Fridays from now on.
“Please can we ask you to be so nice to them [Alison and Dermot] our friends as they are – and we are very close to Alison – as you have been for 15 years. ”
The comments elicited an emotional reaction from fans of the show on social media.
This Morning will return for a Christmas show on December 25 this year on ITV as daytime favorites make appearances over Christmas.
Good Morning Britain and Lorraine will also air on Christmas Day this year.
The Mirror reached out to a representative for Eamonn Holmes for comment.
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