THIS Morning's Ruth Langsford was forced to explain why she wasn't social-distancing from Eamonn Holmes on the show – after new viewers didn't realise he was her HUSBAND.
Some had objected that they were sitting side by side and even touching each other, a sight rarely seen on live television since the coronavirus outbreak.
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Ruth, 60, said: "In case you are new to This Morning, because obviously a lot of people would normally be at work, please don't panic that we're not social distancing.
"Obviously Phillip and Holly do – but we are married. As much as we bicker and you might not think we like each other…"
Eamonn, also 60, joked: "I'm just not used to you touching me, that's it."
But Ruth continued: "We are allowed to touch and sit next to each other."
Fans were astonished they had to point out the fact, with one writing: "Can't believe they have to keep doing this maybe you should just have it on the screen for the keyboard warriors."
Another posted: "Seriously, why should they have to explain anything? Why are the masses so ignorant."
But nontheless there were complaints, with one viewer writing: "ITV fix up its supposed to be social distancing and your role models are not doing the same why is that."
Another posted sarcastically: "Ruth and eamon practicing social distancing I see eh."
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