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This Morning viewers left baffled as Ruth Langsford presents solo without Eamonn Holmes

He turned up eventually!

Sharnaz Shahid

This Morning viewers were left a little baffled on Friday morning as they watched Ruth Langsford present the first part alone. The presenter revealed her co-host and husband Eamonn Holmes was absent due to a "terrible accident". She explained: "Good morning. Welcome to your Friday This Morning with me, Ruth Langsford, and it's normally with my husband Eamonn Holmes. But, there's a terrible accident that’s happened in London today and there's complete traffic gridlock." The added: "So, he's nearly here, he's on his way, he's fine. So, I'll start this on my own."

Ruth Langsford was forced to present the first part of This Morning alone

Twitter users quickly rushed to post on their social media, with one saying: "@thismorning so confused thought eamonn holmes and Ruth Langsford. Are married, why come to work in separate cars." Another added: "So Eamonn & Ruth don't travel to This Morning together." A third post read: "Err, why aren't Ruth and Eamonn travelling to work together?" It's since been revealed that Ruth appeared on shopping channel QVC on Thursday evening and decided to stay in a London-based hotel, while her husband travelled up from their family home in Surrey.

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Over 20 minutes later, Eamonn finally arrived to the studio and told viewers: "As if by magic, I am here after a huge accident It brought the centre of London to a standstill." Ahead of magician David Blaine's interview on the ITV daytime show, Eamonn joked: "Are you telling me it's a coincidence? I haven't seen this man in years and this happens. Are you to blame?" To which the celebrity illusionist replied: "I needed a bit of time."

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