Ruth Langsford's TV return confirmed after tragic death of beloved sister

Ruth Langsford ‘s TV return has been confirmed.

The presenter took time off from her hosting duties last month when her beloved sister Julia tragically died.

At the time, Ruth understandably stepped back from her roles on This Morning and Loose Women, and her husband Eamonn Holmes fought back tears as he hosted the ITV morning show without her.

Now, it’s confirmed that Ruth will be returning to This Morning on Monday.

She and Eamonn will step in to host the show over the summer as regular hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield take a two-month break.

The duo announced Ruth’s return today as they hosted the show, something they usually don’t do on a Friday.

Ruth Langsford and her sister

Ruth with her sister and mum

As the show began, Phil joked: “What’s happening? It’s a Friday and we’re here.”

“It’s quite nice, actually”, Holly said. “There is a definite Friday feeling today, isn’t there?”

And Phil laughed: “Well, your head is already on a lounger somewhere.”

He added: “It’s our final show before we head off for the summer, so we’ve taken over Fridays.”

And Holly jumped in: “But don’t worry, Eamonn and Ruth will be keeping you company right through to September.”

On June 20, Ruth shared the tragic news today that her sister Julia Johnson had died after a long illness.

Eamonn hosted with Rylan the day after Ruth’s sad news

Ruth and her sister were very close

Ruth, 59, asked her followers for understanding as she announced she’d be taking a break from TV.

She was next due to be on screen alongside Eamonn the following day, with the duo usually presenting This Morning on Fridays.

Eamonn went on to host the show with pal Rylan Clark-Neal, who stepped in when Eamonn got emotional while paying tribute to his sister-in-law.

Ruth shared the tragic news on Instagram , posting a gorgeous picture of her and her sister together.

Eamonn and Ruth will be back on Monday

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She said: “My lovely Sis Julia has sadly died after a very long illness. My heart is completely broken. She was the kindest and most gentle soul and I will miss her forever. As I am sure you will appreciate I need to take time to grieve with my family. Thank you for your understanding.”

Julia was 62 when she was found dead at home.

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