Alison Hammond reaches out to Ruth Langsford after replacing her on This Morning – Daily Record

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Alison Hammond has reached out to Ruth Langsford after replacing her on This Morning amid a shake-up at ITV.

The presenter, 45, complimented the host on Instagram and called her “a beauty”.

Ruth, 60, shared a photo of herself in a blue jumper with stars on social media as she smiled and posed.

The one-time Big Brother contestant commented on the post and wrote: “What a beauty [heart emoji]”.

Ruth and Eamonn will be replaced in the New Year

Ruth has yet to like or reply to Alison’s comment on the image.

It comes after it was reported that Alison and Dermot O’Leary will replace Ruth and husband Eamonn Holmes for Friday shows of This Morning.

Husband and wife duo Ruth and Eamonn have been presenters on the beloved ITV morning show for 14 years.

The pair will now only front the show when Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are on their summer breaks.

Bosses were said to be impressed by Alison and Dermot’s chemistry together when they have fronted shows previously.

Alison has previously been a fan-favourite for her interviews and segments as a roving reporter.

“They have real warmth,” an insider said. “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.”

Alison was even recently trusted by bosses to guest-edit the show for a day.

“It will just be a joy!” she said at the time. “There will be nothing about lockdown or coronavirus.

“There’ll be a lot of recipes and food… and maybe a little bit of fashion and fun. It’s going to be great and I’m excited to be the boss.”

Despite the decision at This Morning, Ruth is said to be staying on as a Loose Women host where she remains popular with viewers.

The changes are expected to roll out in the New Year.

This Morning continues on weekday mornings on ITV from 10am.

 

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