This Morning's Ruth and Eamonn get into awkward argument live on-air

Hannah Lovejoy
·2-min read
Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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This Morning's Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford were hosting Friday's (November 20) programme of the ITV show when they exchanged an awkward moment live on air.

After interviewing two long-lost friends who were reunited as residents in Lakeside Nursing Home in Wigan, the daytime TV couple had a funny exchange of words.

Reflecting on the story of the friends who reunited in a care home, Eamonn mentioned that it would be nice if people could sell their homes and move into a big house with all of their friends.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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"It would be nice," Ruth agreed. "Isn't it amazing as well that they were very young women when they last saw each other?"

"They were 14," Eamonn said, before Ruth corrected him by saying: "No, I think they were 18."

Things quickly escalated and the pair started having their usual on-screen banter, with Eamonn quietly saying: "Don't argue with me, dear."

To which Ruth replied with: "I'm not arguing with you, I'm just correcting you – they were 14 when they met."

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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Eamonn proceeded to joke about being in a care home with Ruth and said that she'd be talking a lot and sitting in the corner. Ruth bantered back with her husband and mentioned that she'd be too busy to sit down because she'd be wheeling him around and looking after him.

As the pair moved the conversation along, they got back to talking about how lovely it was that the friends recognised each other after so many years.

Eamonn then asked viewers if they'd ever experienced something similar, where they hadn't seen someone for many years and, despite the fact that they've got older and look different, still recognised them.

"I often look at you and think about the person I first met," Eamonn then said to Ruth.

With quick wit, Ruth replied and said: "Me too, love – I go, 'Where the hell did he go?'"

This Morning airs on weekdays at 10am on ITV.

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