Eamon Holmes and Ruth Langsford live in fear of giving them the boot from their jobs this morning – reports claim.
The pair have hosted the Friday edition of This Morning since 2006, and are usually recruited to lead the show during the school holidays when regular hosts Holly Willoughby and Philip Scofield take time off.
However, the star couple – both 60 years old – are said to be at risk of losing their usual spot on Friday morning amid rumors that the ITV channel is desperate to change the list of bidders.
The Sun claims that an internal ITV research group has launched a poll to gauge ideas about changing host rosters on the long-running daytime TV show.
A source told the publication: “Eamonn and Ruth are incredibly popular with viewers and loved across the board.
“Nobody wants to see them go. The executives on the shows have some very difficult decisions. Eamonn fears that he is” pale, lukewarm and manic, “and at the age of 60 he may not be in line with the youth campaign that the broadcasters are going after.
“One possibility is to keep the couple as the usual holiday cover but lose the usual Friday period.
Rumors are circulating that 34-year-old gorgeous broadcaster Ore Oduba and this Morning host – and former Saturdays Beauty – 31-year-old Rochelle Humez could be announced as substitutes.
However, some believe that such a choice might delay older audiences.
The Sun claims another source whispered: “Many of our viewers are elderly or retired, and depend on [Eamonn and Ruth] To provide some joy in the morning. “
Mirror Online has contacted This Morning, Eamonn and Ruth representatives for comment.
For weeks there has been speculation that this morning’s lineup could change.
Last July, ITV CEO Ms. Caroline McCall announced that the network would “change the diversity and inclusion on screen and across ITV by creating more opportunities for those blacks, Asians, ethnic minorities and other underrepresented groups.”
Whereas there were rumors last month that Holly Willoughby might be ready to leave the show in pursuit of “prime time dreams” – leaving the hosting seat open for someone.