Ruth and Eamonn Do The Right Thing with Channel 5

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford to present new consumer entertainment show, Do The Right Thing

“Do the Right Thing is a bold, crusading, consumer entertainment show unlike anything else on British TV, that will not only touch people’s hearts but will change lives.” – Eamonn Holmes

Channel 5 has announced This Morning favourites Ruth and Eamonn are to host a consumer series for the network.  They will front a primetime, people-driven, live audience programme which puts the spotlight on rogue companies and red tape, whilst championing inspiring consumer stories and creating emotional reunions.

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford present Do The Right Thing, a brand new series from GooWoo Media. Celebrating people doing the right thing and focusing on the companies and organisations doing us wrong, the show will inspire and engage the audience with a clear ambition: to try make the world a better place.   

Joining Eamonn and Ruth will be Capital FM’s livewire breakfast presenter Roman Kemp, presenter Michael Underwood as well as ex-politician Ann Widdecombe, the voice of common sense tackling Britain’s bureaucracy.

Each week, Eamonn, Ruth and their irreverent team will report on the examples of over-bearing officialdom, as well as meeting the people who actually make a real difference to others.  From the sublime to the ridiculous, the series will feature laugh-out-loud moments and social injustices, as the viewer is taken on a rollercoaster journey through personal consumer experiences.

In the series, Eamonn and Ruth celebrate the unsung heroes, stand up for the man and woman in the street and give a much-needed voice to those whose voices are rarely, if ever heard

As well as their regular presenting duties on ITV’s This Morning, the couple also work separately across the channel with Ruth a regular on Loose Women, and Eamonn a stand-in host on Good Morning Britain. The married pair have also worked for Channel 5 on a factual documentary series previously.  

 “The stories we are going to cover, the issues we are going to investigate and the campaigns we are going to run will strike a chord with people across the country.” – Ruth Langsford

Pictured top: Ruth and Eamonn in a Channel 5 promo, Pictured Middle: Ruth with Coleen Nolan on Loose Women and Pictured Bottom: Eamonn with Kate Garraway on Good Morning Britain.
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3 Replies to “Ruth and Eamonn Do The Right Thing with Channel 5”

  1. Hi just like to tell you about our asda they do a coffee morning for pensioners every Tuesday and they all a range days out for meals and stuff

  2. Well they really did the wrong thing on 29th March when they produced such a biased misleading piece about electronic remote training collars for dogs, which they called electric “shock” collars. They should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves for working on such a one sided piece of pantomime (it cannoit be referred to as reporting). We know that Eamonn and Ruth are patrons of the Dogs Trust which collects public money supposedly to rehome dogs and which spends so much of it campaigning on other things, including lying to the public and MPs about e-collars to try to get them banned.

    They used an e-collar which has 127 power levels at its highest setting to “shock” their fellow presenter wearing it on his arm. They did not explain that the device had much lower settings and could be used in a mode that only gave a momentary “shock” however long the button was held for. Even at the highest level the presenter felt a, no doubt, powerful surprising sensation that he could not ignore, but was totally uninjured and immediately capable of carrying on functioning normally. Nor did they explain that level will be very rarely be used by any reasonable dog owner or trainer as dogs are typically trained using the lowest perceptible level, which varies from dog to dog and may depend on the dogs state of excitement at any time.

    They gave the usual warning not to try this at home, making it sound dangerous but they must have known that it would not cause any injury and was essentially safe or they would not have done it. In fact most users of e-collars do try it out on themselves at reasonable levels to check they are working, many examples can be found on youtube.

    There was no representative of people who use or support the use of e-collars nor a manufacturer nor any body else to make any arguments against banning them.

    There was an interview with one naive dog owner who had bought an e-collar to use on her dog because it was running away from home for hours at a time and had started biting her and her husband (so the behaviour was not caused by the e-collar). She had used it, or rather misused it, with no prior experience or training and no expert supervision. She said that when first used the dog had yelped. This in itself was a clear indication that she had misused it. They did not speak to an owner who had been helped with training or changing bad behaviour of their dog using an e-collar despite many being easily found (on youtube for instance). I understand that in preparing for the program (I cannot call it researching) channel 5 had contacted several dog trainers asking for a contact who had used an e-collar unsuccesfully, they had been offered details of users who had found them beneficial.

    They indicated that there could be some 85,000 dog owners using e-collars in the UK so only a small minority (they say 1%) of dog owners and even less of the population. These are the people who will know from experience how e-collars are used and how effective and humane they are when used properly. They ssaid that a Kennel club survey had shown that 3 out of 4 people would support a ban – well they would wouldn’t they if all they “know” about e-collars is what The Dogs Trust and Kennel Club propaganda tells them i.e. they are cruel, barbaric torture devices which only work by causing pain to the dog, which is completely untrue.

    Yes they can be misused, but so too can sticks and dog leads which can cause far more serious injuries to dogs and are far more prevalent. The RSPCA, which is also calling for the ban, makes something like 150,000 prosecutions a year for cruelty to animals but has never brought a case for cruelty using an e-collar. The Kennel club which is also calling for the ban is responsible for breed standards which cause breeders to breed animals with horrific genetic deformities.

    Use of e-collars often results in dogs which would otherwise be put to sleep as aggressive and unmanageable, being succesfully trained and rehabilitated. Use of e-collars often effectively prevents dogs chasing and attacking sheep, other dogs and people including children.

    So there are many excellent arguments against banning e-collars, but what is really despicable is the use of this program with presenters who the public may see as trustworthy to present such a one sided, misleading and inaccurate piece. In these times when false news and manipulation of public opinions is so much in the news Channel 5 and the presenters of this program need to be called out.

  3. There has been a lot of debate and criticism recently of false news and inaccurate or one sided reporting influencing peoples opinions. That is exactly what Channel 5 program “Do the Right Thing” was guilty of onThursday 29th March when they spent five minutes discussing what they called electric “shock” collars.

    They really did the wrong thing when they produced such a biased misleading piece about electronic remote training collars for dogs. They should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves for working on such a one sided piece of pantomime (it cannoit be referred to as reporting). We know that Eamonn and Ruth are patrons of the Dogs Trust which collects public money supposedly to rehome dogs and which spends so much of it campaigning on other things, including lying to the public and MPs about e-collars to try to get them banned.

    They used an e-collar which has 127 power levels at its highest setting to “shock” their fellow presenter wearing it on his arm. They did not explain that the device had much lower settings and could be used in a mode that only gave a momentary “shock” however long the button was held for. Even at the highest level the presenter felt a, no doubt, powerful surprising sensation that he could not ignore, but was totally uninjured and immediately capable of carrying on functioning normally. Nor did they explain that level will be very rarely be used by any reasonable dog owner or trainer as dogs are typically trained using the lowest perceptible level, which varies from dog to dog and may depend on the dogs state of excitement at any time. The collars can also be used to only emit a sound tone or vibrate like a mobile phone with no shock at all.

    They gave the usual warning not to try this at home, making it sound dangerous but they must have known that it would not cause any injury and was essentially safe or they would not have done it. In fact most users of e-collars do try it out on themselves at reasonable levels to check they are working, many examples can be found on youtube.

    There was no representative of people who use or support the use of e-collars nor a manufacturer nor any body else to make any arguments against banning them.

    There was an interview with one naive dog owner who had bought an e-collar to use on her dog because it was running away from home for hours at a time and had started biting her and her husband (so the behaviour was not caused by the e-collar). She had used it, or rather misused it, with no prior experience or training and no expert supervision. She said that when first used the dog had yelped. This in itself was a clear indication that she had misused it. They did not speak to an owner who had been helped with training or changing bad behaviour of their dog using an e-collar despite many being easily found (on youtube for instance). I understand that in preparing for the program (I cannot call it researching) channel 5 had contacted several dog trainers asking for a contact who had used an e-collar unsuccesfully, they had been offered details of users who had found them beneficial but chose not to use them.

    They indicated that there could be some 85,000 dog owners using e-collars in the UK so only a small minority (they say 1%) of dog owners and even less of the population. These are the people who will know from experience how e-collars are used and how effective and humane they are when used properly. They said that a Kennel club survey had shown that 3 out of 4 people would support a ban – well they would wouldn’t they if all they “know” about e-collars is what The Dogs Trust and Kennel Club propaganda tells them i.e. they are cruel, barbaric torture devices which only work by causing pain to the dog, which is completely untrue.

    Yes they can be misused, but so too can sticks and dog leads which can cause far more serious injuries to dogs and are far more prevalent. The RSPCA, which is also calling for the ban, makes something like 150,000 prosecutions a year for cruelty to animals but has never brought a case for cruelty using an e-collar. The Kennel club which is also calling for the ban is responsible for breed standards which cause breeders to breed animals with horrific genetic deformities.

    Use of e-collars often results in dogs which would otherwise be put to sleep as aggressive and unmanageable, being succesfully trained and rehabilitated. Use of e-collars often effectively prevents dogs chasing and attacking sheep, other dogs and people including children.

    Eamonn Holmes and his wife Ruth Langsford, the presenters became patrons of The Dogs Trust in 2013, so this was blatant plugging of that organisations misleading campaign.

    So there are excellent arguments against banning e-collars, but what is really despicable is these presenters who may be trusted by viewers, misusing that trust to present such blatant, misleading propaganda and then asking them to lobby their MPs and make submissions to DEFRA.

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