Ruth Langsford leaves This Morning studio during emotional phone-in

This Morning host Ruth Langsford walked out of the studio during Monday's show after becoming upset about her sister's death.

Ruth slipped out of a phone-in segment as one viewer revealed she with mental health issues.

The presenter became emotional as the call reminded her of her sister Julia, who died in June at the age of 62.

Ruth's husband and co-host Eamonn Holmes said: "Obviously this has featured in Ruth's life. She's upset now and she's had to leave the studio because of her sister who was a chronic depressive and no matter what help or medication as there it didn't seem to make much difference.

"There were good times and bad times."

He later added: "Obviously, these things are very raw for her right now, following the death of her sister."

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Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes during Derby Day of the 2019 Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse, Epsom.
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Ruth Langsford arriving for the Bafta tribute event to the ITV1 programme, This Morning at Bafta, central London.
Eamonn Holmes, with his wife Ruth Langsford, as he wears his OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) after it was awarded to him by Queen Elizabeth II for services to broadcasting during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in central London.
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford arriving for the TV Choice Awards 2016 held at The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 5, 2016. See PA story SHOWBIZ TVChoice. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford attending the ITV Gala at the London Palladium. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday November 19, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ ITV. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Ruth Langsford attending the TRIC Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 21: Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes pose for pictures on the south bank on July 21, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by David Thompson/FilmMagic)
LONDON - OCTOBER 31: Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes arrive for the National Television Awards 2007 at the Royal Albert Hall on October 31, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON - OCTOBER 7: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) TV presenters Eamonn Holmes and partner Ruth Langsford attend the "Breakthrough Breast Cancer" party following this evening's performance of Chicago, at the Adelphi Theatre on October 7, 2004 in London. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
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