Ruth Langsford is set to continue presenting across ITV’s daytime shows despite Eamonn Holmes’ leaving the broadcaster for his new venture as a presenter on GB News.
Eamonn, 62, announced he was joining GB News shortly after confirming his departure from this morning.
But despite speculation this might result in his wife and on-screen presenting partner Ruth, 61, following suit, ITV has confirmed she isn’t going anywhere for now.
A spokeswoman for ITV said of the This Morning and Loose Women host: ‘We would like to wish Eamonn all of the very best in his new role.
‘As a duo, Eamonn and Ruth have been part of the This Morning presenting team for the last 15 years and we thank Eamonn for all of his hard work and contribution to the show.
‘Ruth remains an important part of ITV Daytime both as a continuing member of the This Morning family and as an anchor presenter on Loose Women.’
TV presenter Eamonn will host a new programme in the New Year, GB News confirmed on Friday.
He said in a statement: ‘I’ve spent my career on broadcasting firsts and start-ups, and GB News is one of the most exciting yet.
‘It’s just the kind of shake-up the industry needs.’
He added: ‘I’ve admired GB News from the beginning for its clever mix of punchy debate but delivered with warmth and even some fun.
‘To me the greatest honour in journalism is to give a voice and respect to the unheard, and that’s exactly what GB News is all about.’
The broadcaster later addressed the move on his Twitter account and urged viewers to ‘come with’ him to the channel.
He wrote: ‘Here is The News ….. I’m joining @GBNEWS from The New Year.
‘Hope you are coming with me and wish me well . In the meantime Compliments of The Season to you and thanks for your support folks.
This Morning airs weekdays from 10am and Loose Women airs weekdays from 12.30pm on ITV.
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