Ruth Langsford pays sweet tribute to Eamonn Holmes ahead of This Morning return

The presenting duo are presenting This Morning over half-term

Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes attend the National Television Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on January 28, 2020 in London, England
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Ruth Langsford has praised her husband of ten years Eamonn Holmes ahead of their return to ITV’s This Morning. The couple had previously hosted the hit show for 15 years before new presenting duo Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary took over their Friday morning slot from January 2021. However, despite no longer being regular weekly presenters, Eamonn and Ruth are continuing to host during the holidays. With this week marking half-term across the UK, many fans will no doubt be excited to see them back.

Ahead of their return to our screens this morning, Ruth paid a sweet tribute to Eamonn as they celebrated Valentine’s Day together yesterday. 

Taking to Instagram, Ruth shared a clip from an old This Morning episode, where Eamonn gently teases his wife whilst presenting. 

In her heartfelt caption, Ruth wrote: ‘He’s been making me laugh for 24 years...here’s to many more years @eamonnholmes Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️ On @thismorning all this week...hope you can join us 10.00 am @itv See you there! x #valentine #eamonnholmes #thismorning #itv’.

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Ruth’s thousands of followers were quick to express their delight at this funny throwback.

The Great British Bake Off’s 2018 champion Dr. Rahul Mandal wrote: ‘Aww! Love you two! #couplegoals ! Happy valentine's day to you both! ‘

Meanwhile, Mollie King, who recently became engaged to cricketer Stuart Broad, seemed to have enjoyed the clip too, writing: “Hahahaha you guys crack me up 🤣🤣🤣🤣 ❤️❤️❤️❤️ “

Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby, Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes pose in the Winners Room during the National Television Awards held at The O2 Arena on January 22, 2019 in London, England

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Whilst many followers expressed their delight that the couple would soon return to This Morning.

‘Thank god you're back, missed you so much! Not the same without you Fridays 😢 ‘ one declared.

And another fan announced: ‘Can’t wait to have you both back tomorrow x’.

How long have Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes been married?

As Ruth referenced in her adorable caption, the popular couple have been together for an amazing 24 years! They married in 2010 and went on to have son Jack (18), whilst Eamonn has three children, Declan, Rebecca and Niall from his first marriage. 

The presenting duo bid their regular Friday This Morning slot farewell in December 2020, with Eamonn posting a beautiful photograph of the two of them collecting an NTA award.

‘We bow out of 15 years of our Friday slot on This Morning today. Thanks for the memories hope we made some for you too. 🙏🙏🙏 Until February May it be a Happy Christmas to you all.🌲🎁🎅 ‘ he wrote. 

With half-term week now here, there will be many people delighted to see them on This Morning once again!

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.


Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.


In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com. 


After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!