They did use to pre-record This Morning with past interviews in the Richard and Judy and early Fern and Phillip days for a Bank Holiday. Not quite sure why they no longer do this now.
I don't think they did that. The only time I ever remember This Morning being on a Bank Holiday when Richard and Judy did it was on Easter Monday 1997 which was a deliberate attempt by ITV to spoil the first full day of Channel 5. Other than that they pretty much never did it. In those days they'd always go off for the summer and usually for Easter as well (and when they were on during school holidays, like half term, they'd include cartoons in the line-up).
I don't see what the argument is. So what if Loose Women is on today, doesn't mean everything has to be on, does it? I did some of the things I normally do on a Friday today but I didn't go to work. Complaints they don't do anything special for a Bank Holiday, complaints when they take the normal programmes off.