Peter Andre defends Eamonn Holmes after This Morning star ‘fat shames’ Ruth Langsford
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Peter Andre has defended Eamonn Holmes after the presenter was accused of “fat-shaming” his wife Ruth Langsford on This Morning.
The husband and wife duo were hosting This Morning over half term in Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby’s absence.
Whilst playing a game entitled ‘It’s behind you’, Eamonn made a comment to his wife of 10 years that shocked some viewers and left others outraged.
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Defending his TV pal, Pete wrote in his new magazine column: “Eamonn Holmes has been accused of fat-shaming his wife Ruth Langsford on This Morning.
"They were playing a game called 'It’s behind you' and they had to guess who a mystery person was.
"It was the Duchess of Cambridge and the caller’s clue was that she’s 'very thin'. Eamonn said, 'Well it’s not you, darling.'
"From what I know of them as a couple it’s just banter and they were just having a laugh – I’m sure there was no maliciousness meant.”
But Pete did offer the 61 year old a word of advice for the future. He added: “Although maybe it’s not the best thing to say on national TV in future!”
Rut, 60, brushed off her husband’s comments about her weight.
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Outraged viewers flocked to Twitter to voice their anger over the remarks as one person wrote: "Imagine body shaming your wife on national telly".
Another said: "As if Eamonn Holmes just said to Ruth “well it’s not you then” when the clue was “she’s very thin” …. how bloody rude!! #ThisMorning @thismorning," followed by two pouting face emojis.
"@thismorning not particularly great entertainment…fat shaming your wife on TV Eamonn. #ThisMorning," a third commented.
While a fourth added: "@EamonnHolmes that wasn't very nice what you said to Ruth about her weight #thismorning she's beautiful".
Although some were left unimpressed by Eamonn's behaviour on the show, many were delighted to see the pair back on their screens.
The married couple used to present the hit ITV morning show every Friday, but were replaced by Alison Hammond, 46, and Dermot O'Leary, 47, earlier this year.
Fans of the show were quick to rush to social media to reveal their happiness at seeing the pair back on screens.
One viewer tweeted: "Looking forward to having @RuthieeL and @EamonnHolmes back on our tv this morning! Fridays aren’t the same without them!"
A second added: "Yes! Yes! Yes! @EamonnHolmes & @RuthieeL back on @thismorning. Gonna enjoy watching #thismorning this week."
While a third told the duo: "Welcome back, we've missed you! Looking forward to watching this week…," alongside a thumbs up emoji.
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