Eamonn Holmes seemingly made a subtle dig at his This Morning co-star Rochelle Humes yesterday.
While firm favourites Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are on their Easter break, 30-year-old Rochelle and John Barrowman, 52, stepped in to present the telly programme.
However, one viewer clearly wasn’t impressed by Rochelle’s hosting skills and took to Twitter with a critical message claiming she ‘isn’t a natural’ – which Eamonn, 59, then ‘liked’.
The Tweet reads, “I have absolutely nothing against Rochelle she seems to be a lovely gentle person but for me she’s just not a natural TV presenter.
“For me the most genuine and relatable person and who just oozes natural ease in front of the camera is Eamonn Holmes. #ThisMorning.”
Eamonn – who has been co-hosting This Morning with his wife Ruth, 59, every Friday since 2006 – then went on to reply to the fan message thanking them for the support.
He wrote, “God bless you Fiona ….. but I think a lot of people will disagree with you. All I try to do is do my homework , be real and pretend there’s no glass screen between you and me. I am most complimented that you recognise that. Thank you x”
Many fans of the show also agreed that Eamonn and Ruth are their ‘favourite presenters’ as one penned, “I have to agree @EamonnHolmes and @RuthieeL are a hard act to top I only watch when there on #YourmyFavourite as brucie would say .”
While a second added, “Eamon and Ruth all the way . Although John is very funny ”
Despite some criticism from fans, Rochelle and John’s daytime partnership was also praised by viewers, with many complimenting their ‘hilarious’ chemistry.
“#ThisMorning Monday is so much fun intertwined with very serious subjects. Rochelle and John are both FABULOUS ,” one wrote.
Rochelle stood in for Holly when she replaced Ant McPartlin on I’m A Celebrity with Declan Donnelly last year.
The former Saturdays star also stepped in again in February when Holly fell ill.
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