Eamonn Holmes’ video sparks reaction from eagle-eyed fans as he sends message before show

This Morning: Eamonn Holmes thanks crew for the welcome back

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This Morning presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, both 61, are back on screens to present the show over the summer period, as Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield take their annual break. Today, the broadcaster shared a video of himself on the way to the studio in the backseat of a car as he caught up with his fans.

In view of his 737,000 followers, he said: “Hello there, good morning to you.

“I am on my way into work today, it’s a gorgeous sunny day today. A sunny day makes me feel very happy, I’m also very happy that we’re both on This Morning this week.

“I would just like to thank everybody who’s made it such a pleasure for Ruth and I in welcoming us back.”

He went on to say the couple had six more weeks left on the show, until the main hosts were back.

“I can’t guarantee the weather will be there like this throughout the run, but we certainly will be.

“All we need is your company. Thanks for watching, see you from 10am this morning.”

While many flocked to his post to praise the pair’s return, many other eagle-eyed fans queried where Ruth was as he appeared to be travelling alone.

One simply asked: “Where’s Ruth?”, which was echoed by many others.

Another added: “Love having you back. You and Ruth have such great banter. Do you and Ruth travel separately?”

In response to this, a fan commented: “I recall Ruth saying once that they travel separately as she likes to get there a lot earlier than he does apparently.”

Judging by her Instagram, Ruth appears to be the early riser of the household.

At 5.46am this morning, she shared a picture of the couple’s dog Maggie from their home.

She commented: “Quick yawn and then on we get with Friday!”

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Ruth went on to share a video from a car admiring the blue skies, around the same time as her spouse.

“Gonna be a scorcher,” she commented. “Off to @ThisMorning… see you at 10am @ITV.”

Eamonn and Ruth returned to their hosting duties after Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary’s stint on the show. 

During their break, the broadcaster had been battling chronic pain, which was later identified as a dislocated pelvis and three slipped discs.

Eamonn had been undergoing physio to try and combat the pain, which also caused him sleepless nights.

In an update about his health, Ruth recently told Sunday Express Magazine: “He’s OK.

“It’s a slow process. He’s just carrying on with his physio and putting the work into that.”

She continued: “It’s very difficult when someone is in pain because it’s hard to help them.”

This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV.

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