Eamonn Holmes became quite emotional on air today as he presented This Morning without wife Ruth.
Ruth is taking some personal time off, following the passing of her sister Julia.
In her absence, show regular, and their good friend Rylan Clark-Neal, stepped in to co-host.
“You may already be aware of the terrible bereavement that Ruth had yesterday,” Eamonn began.
“No-one understands more than our friend and our colleague Rylan, who has been a great comfort to Ruth and a great help by stepping in today for her.
“Rylan was the first person we phoned when we heard this news, and you are a great support to Ruth in all of this.”
The former X Factor star shared his condolences with the pair, saying: “We know Ruth’s watching and we’re sending you all our love, we love you dearly.
Turning to Eamonn, he continued, “Ruth’s going to need time to deal with this, and so are you, for that matter.”
Our thoughts are with them all at this difficult time.