Ruth Langsford has made a dig at reality television stars as she told how she and her husband Eamonn Holmes "put the work in".
The 60-year-old ITV presenter is said to have made the remarks before it was claimed she and Eamonn were to be axed from their Friday slot on This Morning.
The couple are reportedly being replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary, who were adored by fans when they stepped in to host several shows over the summer.
Ruth explained she and Eamonn spent years working their way up in the television industry before they appeared on the iconic ITV daytime show.
She told the Mirror Notebook: "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.
"Eamonn was only 19 when he started out. And he was doing the teatime news in Belfast during The Troubles.
"It was heavy stuff. And he's now got an OBE for services to broadcasting," she proudly said of her husband.
The interview came just before it was revealed that the pair are to be replaced on Fridays by former Big Brother star Alison and Dermot.
Alison Hammond first shot to fame on Channel 4's Big Brother in 2002 before being snapped up as a reporter for This Morning.
ITV reportedly shut down rumours that they had sacked Ruth and Eamonn from This Morning.
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A spokesperson for This Morning told Metro.co.uk: "We have a stellar presenting line up on This Morning in Holly and Phillip and Eamonn and Ruth.
"Any additions to this line up will be announced in due course."
Speaking during a previous Facebook Live event, Eamonn revealed that it was "stressful" knowing that online haters hoped to have him fired.
"People say it's water off a duck's back but people wake up and they know they can get you sacked…
"That's the thing about live TV, it can be very stressful," reported The Mirror.
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.
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