Alison Hammond admits This Morning hosts AREN’T all friends after replacing Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on show

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ALISON Hammond has admitted the stars of This Morning aren’t friends amid her controversially replacing veteran hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes.

The ex-Big Brother contestant’s confession will fuel reports of a rift on the ITV show after Ruth and Eamonn were left “furious and upset” by the shock move.

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Alison and Ruth celebrate another award win for This Morning prior to the shock shake-up.[/caption]

Despite revealing she went to the pair’s star-studded wedding in 2010, Alison, 45, claimed that only main presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield have a significant relationship off-camera.

Speaking to The Sun before the shake-up, she revealed: “We’re not on top of each other, do you know what I mean?

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Alison revealed that the This Morning cast “all go and do their own thing”.[/caption]

“Phillip and Holly, they go on holiday together. They genuinely love each other, in a brother and sister way.

“But literally when we finish everyone wants to go home to their families and see them.

“We’ve got it just right I think. But no they all go and do their own thing.”

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Alison has faced a backlash after it was revealed she and Dermot O’Leary would be taking over from Ruth and Eamonn Holmes.[/caption]

Earlier this week, Ruth, who has presented This Morning alongside Eamonn for 14 years, was forced to deny she had made a jibe about Alison’s reality TV past.

In an interview published weeks before the couple were dropped, she said: “We’ve put the work in. We didn’t do a reality show and get an overnight job on the telly. We’ve come up through the ranks.”

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The couple have presented the show for 14 years and were said to be “furious” about the decision.[/caption]

Yesterday, Alison shared a powerful message on Instagram amid the backlash to her new role, saying: “Strong people don’t put others down. They lift them up.”

The I’m a Celebrity star will be joined by Dermot O’Leary, 47, on the Friday editions of This Morning – with Ruth and Eamonn, both 60, demoted to covering Holly and Phil’s summer break.


Alison’s comments echo those of fellow This Morning host Rylan Clark-Neal, 32, who hinted that he is not friends with all his co-stars.

He said: “People always ask me if I’m best friends with everyone I work with in telly – but no, not everyone you work with is your friend.

“Some of the people I work with talk to people like s**t… what’s the point of pretending you’re mates with everyone?”

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