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Exclusive: Eamonn Holmes, Ruth Langsford: 'Hosting This Morning is exciting'

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Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford have said that they enjoy the excitement of presenting This Morning.

The couple, who married last year, present the Friday edition of ITV1's live magazine show each week. They also step in for Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby during the summer holidays and mid-term breaks.

Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy, Holmes admitted that his enjoyment of live broadcasting, has made him "almost phobic" of recording.

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on This Morning

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"I just think, 'What's the point of this?'. I did a quiz show the other day which had me from 10:30am until 6.30pm for a 50-minute programme," he said. "For somebody like me, you may as well lock me up in prison and deprive me of water. And then these 10-year-olds bring you through a studio. You begin to sound crotchety.

"Live programming is what I'm known for and what I do. Therefore, you carry the live philosophy through to pre-recorded programmes, because if something is pre-recorded, people - be it sound, light, director, producer, presenter - most people will want to do it three, four, five times."

Langsford told Digital Spy: "There's that edge of excitement with live TV as well. Without sounding too dramatic about it, there is an adrenaline. People ask me if I still get nervous, but not in a way in that I'm thinking, 'Oh I don't know if I can do this!'.

"The downside to that, like Eamonn said once, is that you're always one comment away from getting the sack!"

Holmes and Langsford continue to present This Morning this week from 10.30am on ITV1.

> Read our full chat with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford
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