PUBLISHED: 20:04, Tue, Aug 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 20:04, Tue, Aug 4, 2020
This Morning presenter Ruth Langsford, 60, has opened up about her friendship with Tony Morris after hearing the “very sad” news of his death. The ITV Granada Reports presenter died in hospital on Saturday at the age of 57.
Tony was diagnosed with kidney cancer last year.
Ruth shared a photo of Tony this evening and reflected on her memories of working with the presenter on BBC consumer programme, The Really Useful Show, in 1998.
The star paid tribute to her “old friend” in view of her 930,000 Instagram followers in a heartfelt post.
Ruth revealed she and Tony supported one another when they were nervous about launching the show.
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Ruth Langsford opens up on ‘very sad’ news (Image: ITV•WENN)
Ruth Langsford paid tribute to Tony Morris (Image: ITV)
She penned: “So very sad to learn that my old friend and colleague Tony Morris has passed away.
“We launched @bbc consumer programme The Really Useful Show together back in 1998....it was the first, big network show for both of us and we were secretly terrified!
“We held each other’s hands and had each other’s backs.”
Ruth went on to describe Tony as a “lovely man” and sent her condolences to his loved ones
Ruth Langsford hosts This Morning with Eamonn Holmes (Image: GETTY)