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Ruth Langsford pays tribute to 'wonderful' husband Eamonn Holmes after ITV row

Ruth Langsford has publicly shown her support for husband Eamonn Holmes after his very vocal comments about the Phillip Schofield affair.

The Loose Women host took to Instagram to share a heartfelt post about her partner of 26 years.

It comes after Eamonn hit out at This Morning again as he blasted ‘bad people’ and ‘abuse’ within the TV industry.

Phillip parted ways with ITV and his management company last month following his bombshell admission that he had an affair with a younger male colleague.

Since then Eamonn, who now presents on GB News, has repeatedly branded This Morning – which he and wife Ruth used to host – as ‘toxic’.

Following Eamonn's clashes with Phil and ITV, Ruth shared her support to her 'wonderful' husband on Father's Day.

Sharing a photo of her own father Dennis, who sadly died in 2012 after a battle with Alzheimer’s, the 63-year-old wrote: “To everyone like me, missing their Dads today I sent you a big hug.

“And Happy Father’s day to all the wonderful Dads out there, especially @eamonnholmes.”

Ruth and Eamonn share one son, Jack, who recently turned 21. While Eamonn is also dad to three children from his previous marriage, Declan, 34, Rebecca, 32, and Niall, 30.

It comes after Eamonn claimed the 'truth' about Phillip has still not come out, despite the veteran TV presenter’s confessions over the past few weeks.

Eamonn claims the truth still hasn't come out about the Phillip Schofield scandal (S Meddle/ITV/REX)

Addressing the scandal on GB News, Eamonn said: "I know the truth and I know what the truth is.

"I know what I know and they [ITV] don’t seem to know a lot.

"People take sides on these things, whether it’s the Boris business or the Phillip Schofield business. But people can’t handle the truth."

Phillip and his younger lover, who no longer has a career in TV, are said to have repeatedly denied claims they were involved.

But it later emerged they had an affair while Phillip was married and he had not yet publicly come out as gay.

Ruth paid tribute to Eamonn and her own dad in a heartfelt social media post (Instagram)
Ruth gushed over her husband (David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock)

After admitting having an ‘unwise but not illegal’ affair in statements and an interview with the BBC, it emerged ITV conducted an internal investigation into the claims three years ago.

ITV CEO Carolyn McCall even faced questions from MPs about the scandal and denied ‘turning a blind eye’ to the rumours, claiming the relationship was ‘repeatedly denied’ by both parties.

But Eamonn has since called for ITV bosses to prove they thoroughly investigated Phillip’s behaviour on This Morning.

He said: “They use all the usual nonsense and rubbish that they talk about, but they have to investigate.

“When they investigated and they asked Schofield did you have an affair with this guy, which is what they didn't ask - I know exactly what they asked.

“And they then asked the young lad (Person X) involved in all of this. They need a transcript of what actually took place that day because that was not a thorough investigation.”

ITV has since appointed a barrister to conduct an external review into how the scandal was handled.

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