Ruth Langsford slammed for ‘out of order’ dig after This Morning axe
Ruth Langsford has been slammed for making an “out of order dig” at reality TV stars amid her axing from her This Morning slot.
The Daily Mirror exclusively revealed that Ruth and her husband Eamonn Holmes have lost their Friday morning slot on the ITV show and will be replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary.
Before the news was announced, Ruth had said she and Eamonn worked hard to get where they are, and weren’t like reality TV stars who were given presenting jobs off the back of their shows.
In an interview with the Daily Star, ex-model Alex Sibley, 41, who starred alongside Alison in the 2002 series of Big Brother, has come to her defence after the comments by the outgoing host.
Ruth had said: “We’ve put the work in.
“We didn’t do a reality show and get an overnight job on the telly. We’ve come up through the ranks.
“Eamonn was only 19 when he started out. And he was doing the teatime news in Belfast during The Troubles. It was heavy stuff.
“And he’s now got an OBE for services to broadcasting.”
Sticking up for his old Big Brother pal, Alex said: “Ruth’s out of order making that dig.
“Be thankful you’ve had such a great run and enjoy the Friday lie ins.
“Yes Alison starred in a reality tv show but she has worked her way up the TV ladder for the last 20 years starting out as a child actress.
“I lived with her for two weeks in the BB house and it was like living with a tour rep – non-stop talking, a right ball of energy.
“I’m not jealous of her success like certain other people, she deserves it.”