A THIS Morning caller shocked today as he branded host Eamonn Holmes "miserable" and told him to "be nice" to Ruth Langsford.
The confrontation comes after the 61-year-old star faced backlash this week for "fat-shaming" his wife.
Viewer Steven had phoned in to compete on It's Behind You, where he won £300.
As the game finished, he told Eamonn: "I'm very, very glad that's over, and I'd like you to behave yourself.
"You're going to have a nice weekend, Man U won last night, you can have a curry tonight, so you shouldn't be so miserable and be nice to her", referring to Ruth.
Eamonn looked stunned, and misunderstood what Steven had said as he turned to his wife and said: "Hear that? He just said to be nice to me."
But Ruth hit back, correcting: "No he was saying you should be nice to me", to which unimpressed Eamonn insisted: "I'm always nice to you!"
Fans at home were divided by the caller's comments, with one tweeting: "The caller telling Eamonn Holmes to stop being miserable and to be nicer to Ruth is a legend. We were ALL thinking that."
Another disagreed: "That caller telling Eamonn to be nicer to Ruth. What a moron. Does he not realise it’s called BANTER, and they are JOKING."
A third said bluntly: "Having reflected on it I think Eamonn should have told that caller to f**k off."
During an instalment of It's Behind You earlier this week, the TV presenter shocked viewers when he made a cruel weight jibe about Ruth.
The viewer gave the clue: "She's very thin", with Eamonn quipping in response: "She's very thin… Well it's not you darling."
Ruth brushed off his comment and continued to talk to the caller, but her husband's joke backfired as fans of the show laid into him.
One wrote: "That was rather unnecessary to call Ruth fat there Eamonn."
A second stunned viewer said:"Did Eamonn just call Ruth fat?"
Despite that wobble, fans have been delighted to have Eamonn and Ruth back on their screens this week, with the TV favourites stepping in for Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield during half-term break.
It is their first appearance on the show after they lost out on their regular Friday slot last year, with bosses replacing the married couple with Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary.
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