Great Britain

This Morning’s Ruth Langsford explains why she’s not social distancing as viewers don’t realise she’s married to Eamonn

THIS Morning's Ruth Langsford was forced to explain why she wasn't social-distancing from Eamonn Holmes on the show - after new viewers didn't realise he was her HUSBAND.

Some had objected that they were sitting side by side and even touching each other, a sight rarely seen on live television since the coronavirus outbreak.

⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates

Ruth, 60, said: "In case you are new to This Morning, because obviously a lot of people would normally be at work, please don't panic that we're not social distancing.

"Obviously Phillip and Holly do - but we are married. As much as we bicker and you might not think we like each other..."

Eamonn, also 60, joked: "I'm just not used to you touching me, that's it."

But Ruth continued: "We are allowed to touch and sit next to each other."

Fans were astonished they had to point out the fact, with one writing: "Can't believe they have to keep doing this maybe you should just have it on the screen for the keyboard warriors."

Another posted: "Seriously, why should they have to explain anything? Why are the masses so ignorant."

But nontheless there were complaints, with one viewer writing: "ITV fix up its supposed to be social distancing and your role models are not doing the same why is that."

Another posted sarcastically: "Ruth and eamon practicing social distancing I see eh."


Don't miss the latest news and figures - and essential advice for you and your family.

To receive The Sun's Coronavirus newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.
To follow us on Facebook, simply 'Like' our Coronavirus page.
Get Britain's best-selling newspaper delivered to your smartphone or tablet each day - find out more.

Ruth Langsford says she checked in on her elderly mum during coronavirus lockdown

Football news:

Angel Di Maria: I'm Glad I didn't move to Barca in 2017. I am happy at PSG
The wife of a Serbian from galaxy called for shooting rioters
Modric on how Mourinho criticised Ronaldo: Cristiano almost cried at half-time
Giorgio Chiellini: I came close to leaving Juve twice: to Real Madrid in 2010 and to Manchester City in 2011
Herrera on Neymar and Mbappe: PSG don't sell stars, they buy them
Enrique on the 2015 Champions League final: Told the team: the Worst thing that can happen is to be a Juve player in a match against Barca
Gladbach shows how the concepts of Cruyff and Guardiola can be applied