Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes to host This Morning for six weeks

Ruth Langsford and her husband Eamonn Holmes are set to return to This Morning for six weeks over the summer holidays following their axe from the show.

The TV presenter, 61, announced she would be stepping back from her Loose Women role for the time being to focus on hosting the magazine show with Eamonn.

The married couple will cover for regular hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby while they take their summer break.

They're back! Ruth Langsford and her husband Eamonn Holmes are set to return to This Morning for six weeks over the summer holidays following their axe from the show

 They’re back! Ruth Langsford and her husband Eamonn Holmes are set to return to This Morning for six weeks over the summer holidays following their axe from the show

During Wednesday’s episode of Loose Women, Ruth received a send-off from her co-hosts before heading ‘next-door’ to work on This Morning, which is filmed in the next studio at the BBC Television Centre in west London.

Ruth told her co-stars: ‘I’m not leaving – normally when you do a best bits everyone goes: ‘Thank you, it’s been lovely working with you.’

‘I’m going next door. Eamonn and I will be on This Morning for about six weeks then I will be back.

Taking a break: The TV presenter, 61, announced she would be stepping back from her Loose Women role for the time being to focus on hosting the magazine show with Eamonn

Taking a break: The TV presenter, 61, announced she would be stepping back from her Loose Women role for the time being to focus on hosting the magazine show with Eamonn

‘But I’ll be talking to you all every day because we do the handovers.’  

The pair previously presented the programme every Friday, but were replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary in January.

Now Ruth has revealed they are returning to the brunch-time show over the summer holidays, telling OK! magazine: ‘We’ll be doing seven weeks from July. I’m looking forward to it.’ 

Bye! During Wednesday's episode of Loose Women, Ruth received a send-off from her co-hosts before heading 'next-door' to work on This Morning

Bye! During Wednesday’s episode of Loose Women, Ruth received a send-off from her co-hosts before heading ‘next-door’ to work on This Morning

Ruth told her co-stars: 'I'm not leaving - normally when you do a best bits everyone goes: 'Thank you, it's been lovely working with you'

Ruth told her co-stars: ‘I’m not leaving – normally when you do a best bits everyone goes: ‘Thank you, it’s been lovely working with you’

Eamonn and Ruth have filled in for main hosts Phillip and Holly since their departure, but they didn’t appear on the show during the recent half-term.

The pair co-hosted the show in April, and Eamonn took the opportunity to tell viewers he is going to be a grandfather for the first time. 

The veteran presenter said: ‘Declan is my eldest boy, he’s 32, and Jenny is his beloved wife. They have just announced that I, together with Valerie and Robin, Jenny’s mum and dad, and Gabrielle, Declan’s mummy, we’re all going to be grandparents. 

‘It’s very good. We’re very happy’ 

Half term: Eamonn and Ruth have filled in for main hosts Phillip and Holly (pictured) since their departure, but they didn't appear on the show during the recent half-term

Half term: Eamonn and Ruth have filled in for main hosts Phillip and Holly (pictured) since their departure, but they didn’t appear on the show during the recent half-term

Ruth, who is Declan’s step-mother, added: ‘Declan and Jenny – we’re so, so happy for you. Lots of love to you.’ 

She sweetly added: ‘They’re going to be the most wonderful parents.’ 

Eamonn has recently been recovering after he suffered three slipped discs. Last month, he told fans he was doing ‘baby exercises’ to rebuild nerve endings in his leg. 

He wrote on Twitter: ‘Working on my balance and leg weakness. Have to build nerve ends back in my Right leg- but going well. I was doing almost baby exercises today …. in fact so easy did they look that I thought I would give you an insight and a laugh. will edit tonight and post tomorrow (sic)’ 

It was revealed on November 30 that Ruth and Eamonn, who fill in for Holly and Phillip on Fridays, had been cut from their weekly slot to be replaced with Alison and Dermot. 

The two stars both sent out an identical statement which read: ‘It’s a changing of the guard on Fridays from January. We hope you make Alison and Dermot as welcome as you’ve made us over the years. 

‘Have a Ball you two!… ‘It’s not Goodbye from us, it’s simply Au Revoir until the next half term.’ 

Breaking her silence on the shake-up following weeks of speculation, Alison, said in a statement: ‘I never dreamt that when I first joined This Morning – initially for a few months – that I would still be there 19 years later. 

Replaced: Ruth and Eamonn, who filled in for Holly and Phillip on Fridays, were cut from their weekly slot to be replaced with Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary (pictured)

Replaced: Ruth and Eamonn, who filled in for Holly and Phillip on Fridays, were cut from their weekly slot to be replaced with Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary (pictured) 

‘I genuinely care about the show and the viewers who watch, so it’s a huge privilege and honour to be hosting a show I adore so much. I’m just really excited to be doing even more of what I love alongside the lovely Dermot.’ 

Sharing his own statement, co-host Dermot said: ‘I’m deeply thrilled and honoured to be joining the This Morning team next year. We have huge shoes to fill and we are well aware what a privilege it is to be stepping into them. 

‘Above all, we want to have fun and for you to be able to kick your weekend off with a smile, especially given the year we’ve all had. 

‘So I’m delighted to be co-hosting with the living embodiment of sunshine on a rainy day. I can’t wait to get started.’

Shake up: Eamonn and Ruth have filled in for main hosts Phillip and Holly since their departure, but they didn't appear on the show during the recent half-term

Shake up: Eamonn and Ruth have filled in for main hosts Phillip and Holly since their departure, but they didn’t appear on the show during the recent half-term