Eamonn Holmes breaks his silence amid This Morning axing rumours with wife Ruth Langsford

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Eamonn Holmes has finally broken his silence after it was reported that he and wife Ruth Langsford are being replaced on This Morning after 14 years by Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond.

The 60 year old took to Instagram to respond to a meme featuring Victoria Beckham performing her hit ‘Out of Your Mind’.

The post, posted to Hunsnet, read: “Me and the girlies protesting outside ITV studios after hearing the news Ruth & Eamonn are no longer doing Friday mornings…”

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Sharing his thoughts on the situation, beneath the post Eamonn commented with a series of smiling and crying with laughter emojis.

It was the first time the presenter had acknowledged the rumours that he and Ruth will no longer be fronting the ITV show on Fridays.

The husband and wife presenting duo, both 60, are to said to be both “furious and upset” by the reported decision to drop them from the show that they have hosted since 2006.

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It's claimed the pair will instead be moved to presenting over the summer holidays while Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are away on their six-week-long break

Alison Hammond, 45, who shot to fame on Big Brother, has always been a firm favourite with fans and has presented segments on This Morning for years.

She recently hosted the show alongside former The X Factor presenter Dermot, 47, as stand-ins and a source has revealed that bosses were very impressed with the duos on-screen chemistry.

An insider revealed to Mirror Online: “They have real warmth. It's time for a change and they are perfect.

“Eamonn is pretty furious and everyone feels for him and Ruth, they are well liked on the team, but sometimes tough decisions have to be made.”

A spokesperson for This Morning said: “We have a stellar presenting line up on This Morning in Holly & Phillip and Eamonn & Ruth.

"Any additions to this line up will be announced in due course."

Ruth is expected to continue on as part of the Loose Women panel, where she has proven hugely popular with viewers.

Back in September it was rumoured that ITV were looking to diversify the This Morning line up.

Dame Carolyn McCall, ITV’s chief executive, said back in July at a press conference that she was working to "change in diversity and inclusion on screen and across ITV by creating more opportunities for those from Black, Asian, minority ethnic and other underrepresented groups".

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