Ruth Langsford misses This Morning Live due to 'family illness'
22 May 2017 - 11:00 AM

Ruth Langsford misses This Morning Live due to 'family illness'

Share article:

uth Langsford was forced to pull out of "This Morning Live" because of a mystery "family illness".

The 57-year-old television presenter was due to appear at the live event in Birmingham on Sunday (21.05.17) alongside her husband and "This Morning" co-presenter Eamonn Holmes - with whom she has 15-year-old son Jack - but took to Twitter shortly before the start of the show to tell her fans that a mystery sickness in her family meant she had to be "elsewhere".

She wrote on the micro-blogging site: "So sorry I can't be on stage with Eamonn @This Morning Live today - a family illness means I have to be elsewhere. I hope you understand x (sic)"

Eamonn, 57, was instead joined on stage by Rylan Clark-Neal, who presented the ITV daytime show with Ruth for 10 weeks when Eamonn had time away from the programme and regularly fronts the showbiz news segment.

Rylan tweeted about the schedule change: "Due to a change in the schedule am on my way back to Birmingham to host #TMLive with @EamonnHolmes . Round 3. Let's have ya! (sic)"

Eamonn Holmes's Love Island hint

Eamonn Holmes's Love Island hint

19 July 2018 - 11:00 AM

Eamonn Holmes's Love Island hint

To which Eamonn replied: "Now there's a Sunday Bonus ! Looking forward to it mate. (sic)"

A spokesperson for "This Morning Live" was reportedly unable to offer any further information, and told local newspaper the Birmingham Mail: "Unfortunately due to family illness, Ruth isn't able to attend today."

Chris Hughes is a love island

Chris Hughes is a love island

12 July 2018 - 3:00 PM

Chris Hughes is a love island

Ruth and Eamonn - who married in 2010 - currently host the programme on Fridays, during school holidays, and when usual presenters Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are absent.

"This Morning Live" ran from Thursday (18.05.17) to Sunday, and whilst Philip and Holly presented the programme - which was broadcast from inside Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre (NEC) - on Thursday and Friday, Eamonn and Ruth were supposed to take the reins over the weekend.

Megan Barton Hanson's dog has died
21 July 2018

Megan Barton Hanson's dog has died

Megan Barton Hanson's dog has died
Jodie Whittaker cried after landing Doctor Who role
21 July 2018

Jodie Whittaker cried after landing Doctor Who role

Jodie Whittaker cried after landing Doctor Who role
The Great Pottery Throwdown axed by BBC
21 July 2018

The Great Pottery Throwdown axed by BBC

The Great Pottery Throwdown axed by BBC
Ayda Field mocks Robbie Williams' drug use on X Factor
21 July 2018

Ayda Field mocks Robbie Williams' drug use on X Factor

Ayda Field mocks Robbie Williams' drug use on X Factor
James Nesbitt: Lucky Man is back bigger and bolder
20 July 2018

James Nesbitt: Lucky Man is back bigger and bolder

James Nesbitt: Lucky Man is back bigger and bolder
Jodie Whittaker opens up about support from David Tennant
20 July 2018

Jodie Whittaker opens up about support from David Tennant

Jodie Whittaker opens up about support from David Tennant
Matthew Wolfenden and wife Charley Webb snubbed Emmerdale romance
20 July 2018

Matthew Wolfenden and wife Charley Webb snubbed Emmerdale romance

Matthew Wolfenden and wife Charley Webb snubbed Emmerdale romance
Janet Street-Porter returning to Loose Women next week
20 July 2018

Janet Street-Porter returning to Loose Women next week

Janet Street-Porter returning to Loose Women next week
Emma Willis still waiting for the Celebrity Big Brother line-up
20 July 2018

Emma Willis still waiting for the Celebrity Big Brother line-up

Emma Willis still waiting for the Celebrity Big Brother line-up
Kieth Lemon almost mugged by a moped thief
20 July 2018

Kieth Lemon almost mugged by a moped thief

Kieth Lemon almost mugged by a moped thief
Jake Wood would quit EastEnders if he couldn't give 100%
20 July 2018

Jake Wood would quit EastEnders if he couldn't give 100%

Jake Wood would quit EastEnders if he couldn't give 100%
Rula Lenska eyes Coronation Street spin-off show
20 July 2018

Rula Lenska eyes Coronation Street spin-off show

Rula Lenska eyes Coronation Street spin-off show