Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford share excitement ahead of This Morning

The couple are filling in for Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield

Sharnaz Shahid

Following his recent holiday in Belfast, Eamonn Holmes has revealed his excitement at being back home as he prepares to present This Morning for the next two months with his wife Ruth Langsford.

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Sharing a hilarious picture of a couple skinny dipping in a river, the 60-year-old - who is stepping in for Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield during their summer break - joked: "Ruth and I are so happy to be taking the plunge on This Morning for the next seven weeks that we wanted to end our week holiday refreshed and with something to remember!

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"See you in the morning folks - I hope," he added. Upon seeing the hilarious post, Ruth replied with a series of laughing face emojis. Ore Oduba remarked: "Love the summer uniform, meet you in the locker room."

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Eamonn and Ruth prepare to take over the This Morning presenting reins from this week, every Monday through to Thursday. On Friday 17 and 24 July, This Morning fashion expert Rochelle Humes and Strictly's Ore Oduba will be joining forces to present the show, with Rochelle and X Factor's Dermot O'Leary presenting on 31 July and into August.


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Also for Fridays in August, This Morning will be championing girl power with Rochelle and Alison Hammond taking the helm, plus Alison and Dermot will also pair up.

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"It's set to be a very different summer for us all, so we hope that here on This Morning we can continue to provide some sense of normality… and lots of craziness of course," Eamonn said in a statement. "We'll do our very best to keep you posted and up to date with life during the next seven weeks."


Eamonn and Ruth will be on the This Morning sofa from Monday to Thursday

Ruth added: "Like many viewers at home, I've finally had my hair done (hurrah!) and am ready to face the summer, literally head-on! Come and join us for a cosy cuppa on the This Morning sofa each weekday throughout July and August."

Meanwhile, last week, Holly shared a poignant message as she bid farewell, telling her Instagram followers: "We had no idea how long we would be able to come in, or whether it would be our last time broadcasting from the studio." She added: "You see us, but we feel that you are there with us, every single show."

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