Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes to return to This Morning after shock axing

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Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes are set to return This Morning.

The couple – who were replaced on the ITV magazine show by Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary at the end of last year – will be back on the famous sofa from July in order to cover Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby's slots as the TV duo enjoy time off over the summer holidays.

Ruth – who had starred on the show for 14 years alongside Eamonn – told OK! Magazine : "We’ll be doing seven weeks from July. I’m looking forward to it."

The TV veterans were said to be "blindsided" at being replaced as well as "furious and upset" about the axe when it was revealed by The Mirror.

It has been reported they have were warned not to speak out over presenter shake-up from This Morning.

Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes will be returning to This Morning in July
(Image: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

A source told The Sun on Sunday: "Ruth and Eamonn are obviously upset and feel humiliated about being put out to pasture.

"But they’ve been advised to keep schtum or risk losing more work.

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"It could damage their brand if they lash out."

In January, Eamonn hit out at people who work in television and do not understand it as he does.

The TV couple were replaced on the ITV magazine show by Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary at the end of last year
(Image: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

He told the Talking Success podcast: "Television is the easiest thing you’ll ever do in your life, made difficult by people who don’t understand it or who want to seem important because if they suddenly say, ‘No, no, no’ they’re important.

"It never ceases to amaze me how few interviewers take the time to talk to their guests.

Ruth and Eamonn will step in for Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield
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"Some will say you don’t want to shatter the illusion or you want to keep the interview fresh."

He added: "Believe me, I can feign fresh."

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Ruth also appeared to make a dig at replacement Alison's reality TV career that began on Big Brother, when she said in an interview with Mirror Notebook: "We've put the work in.

"We didn't do a reality show and get an overnight job on the telly. We've come up through the ranks."

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