This Morning viewers complain about 'painful' show and beg 'get Ruth and Eamonn back'

The new season at This Morning with Holly Willoughby and Alison Hammond has not been popular with some viewers.

Holly Willoughby and Alison Hammond are hosting This Morning together. (PA)
Holly Willoughby and Alison Hammond are hosting This Morning together. (PA)

This Morning viewers have slammed the show's presenting line up for the new season, begging "bring back Ruth and Eamonn".

Holly Willoughby returned to the ITV show from her extended summer break on Monday co-hosting with Alison Hammond who presents on Fridays and has been filling in for Willoughby over the summer.

Willoughby and Hammond were back on screen together on Tuesday ahead of the National Television Awards, but many viewers made it clear they were not keen on the pair presenting together.

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford co-host This Morning (Credit: ITV)
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford used to co-host This Morning. (ITV)

Some people even called for former Friday hosting duo Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes to be brought back full time, as well as the summer holidays stand-in team.

One viewer tweeted: "For the love of god please get some professional presenters back, it’s like watching pinky and perky. Bring back Ruth and Eamonn. Alison’s cackling is seriously annoying."

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Holmes has made his feelings about ITV clear since being replaced on the Friday episodes by Hammond and Dermot O'Leary, and has since joined GB News while his wife Langsford hosts ITV's Loose Women.

Holly Willoughby on This Morning
Holly Willoughby has had a number of different co-hosts since Phillip Schofield left This Morning. (ITV)

In 2022, Holmes told the Daily Mail of his departure from This Morning: "I'm all for TV companies being able to choose who works for them, but it would be nice if you were told why you were going.

"They're sly. They didn't want to announce that I'd been dropped because it would adversely affect audience figures, so they made it look as if I'd walked away from them rather than the other way round."

Another viewer wrote: "Had better presenters over the summer. Infantile cackling, comments and shouting is dreadful. Watched five minutes and that’s four minutes too many."

Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary, the new temporary hosts of ITV's This Morning, paid tribute to former presenter Phillip Schofield after his exit from the show calling him the 'best live television broadcaster'.
Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary host on Fridays. (ITV)

Someone else agreed: "#ThisMorning really doesn’t need Holly. I much prefer it in the holidays. Please make Josie, Craig, Alison & Dermot the full time hosts give it a good revamp!"

One person added: "I haven’t watched #ThisMorning since the whole Schofield thing and tbh it’s a painful watch now Holly has lost her appeal and you can sense of toxicity within the programme."

Viewers were also looking ahead to Tuesday night's NTAs, where This Morning have previously done well - but are a controversial inclusion in some of the categories this year after Phillip Schofield quit when details of his affair with a much younger colleague emerged.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield and Alison Hammond collect the Best Daytime award for 'This Morning', in the winners' room during the National Television Awards 2022 at OVO Arena Wembley on October 13, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield and Alison Hammond at the 2022 National Television Awards. (WireImage)

This Morning is nominated in the Daytime TV category, while Hammond faces stiff competition from Ant and Dec for TV Presenter.

One person tweeted: "I really truly hope #ThisMorning doesn’t win the NTA tonight - it’ll be horrid if they do."

Someone else agreed: "Painful today once again #thismorning gang. They better not win later."