#ThisMorning cancelled in major schedule shake-up - here's why

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This Morning has been a pinnacle of daytime television for over three decades and has gained a legion of fans. However, the ITV show will be taken off the air today and will not return until next week.

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Today’s show was supposed to be presented by favourites Eamonn Holmes, 59, and his wife Ruth Langsford, 59, but they won’t be hosting until next Friday.

However, rugby fans won’t be too dismayed as the programme is being replaced by coverage from Japan as the World Cup for the sport gets underway today.

Before yesterday’s instalment, hosted by Phillip Schofield, 57, and Holly Willoughby, 38, the explanation as to why the show would be cancelled was given.

The continuity announcer informed viewers only four episodes of the This Morning would be airing this week.

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“Time for our last This Morning of the week just a second because tomorrow at 10.25am the Rugby World Cup 2019 gets underway with the opening ceremony in Tokyo,” the announcer declared.

Phillip and Holly also reminded fans they wouldn’t be on screens tomorrow or Monday, meaning the show will be taking an extended break.

The latter ended the programme by stating: “That is it from us, the Rugby World Cup will be on ITV tomorrow and Monday, so you won't see us until Tuesday when Alison Hammond takes a trip to the south of France with Alfie Boe and Michael Ball.

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