Ruth Langsford confirmed for This Morning return after suffering from illness

During Thursday's episode of This Morning, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield confirmed that Friday's edition would be hosted by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.

Ruth, 60, was forced to pull out of hosting last Friday's episode after falling ill, with fans worrying that she had contracted the coronavirus.

Instead, her husband Eamonn presented the show with The Saturdays babe Rochelle Humes.

Eamonn, also 60, confirmed the news on social media before the episode last week, sharing a photo of himself with Rochelle.

He wrote: "In for Ruth. The bad news is Ruth is a bit under the weather today. The good news is Rochelle and I will pair up again.

"A delightful friend and colleague and always a joy to be around."

Viewers rushed to send their well wishes to Ruth, with some praying that she hadn't picked up the coronavirus.

This week has seen some major disruption to ITV shows because of the growing spread of coronavirus and government guidelines.

Lunchtime show Loose Women is now being filmed without a live studio audience, after guidelines were shared about social distancing and avoiding mass gatherings.

Elsewhere in daily listings, it has been confirmed that ITV soaps Coronation Street and Emmerdale will be reducing the number of weekly episodes.

Production on the popular soaps is continuing as normal, with bosses hoping there will be enough episodes to keep them going until early summer.

Emmerdale will be dropping from six episodes to five, with the show airing Monday to Friday at just 7pm.

Coronation Street is halving its number of episodes, with just one episode on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

This Morning airs weekdays at 10am – at least until coronavirus hits that too…

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