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Eamonn Holmes accuses ITV bosses of ‘lying’ over his This Morning exit

Eamonn Holmes has lashed out at ITV bosses over his departure from This Morning, accusing them of “lying” about the reason he left.The veteran broadcaster had hosted This Morning every Friday for 15 years alongside Ruth Langsford, his wife, while Phillip Schofield presented the series from Monday to Thursday alongside Holly Willoughby.Holmes and Langsford were replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary on the show in January 2021.Holmes now presents a breakfast show on the controversial, right-leaning news and opinion channel GB News.At the time, there were reports that Holmes had decided to leave ITV for a new job...
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Eamonn Holmes looks back: ‘The lamb piddled down my new jacket’

Eamonn Holmes is one of the longest-serving breakfast television anchors in the world. Born in Belfast in 1959, he cut his teeth as a reporter at Ulster Television in 1979, before earning his name as the frank and affable steady hand of morning TV. He has been a co-host on GMTV, Sky News Sunrise, This Morning, with his wife Ruth Langsford, and now GB News. Holmes is raising awareness for the campaign Understanding Shingles during Shingles Awareness Week.
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Eamonn Holmes says ITV were ‘sly’ about his departure from the channel

Eamonn Holmes has accused his former bosses at ITV of being “sly” when organising his exit from the channel and “hypocritical” about the company’s diversity drive.The GB News presenter said the channel had not wanted to announce his departure due to its effects on viewing figures so had made it look like the decision had been his.It was announced in November that Holmes was leaving ITV after 15 years hosting This Morning alongside his wife Ruth Langsford.But the veteran broadcaster said the reasons for his departure had not been explained.“No one explained anything to me,” he told the Daily Mail’s...
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Eamonn Holmes criticises ‘sly’ ITV over This Morning exit

Eamonn Holmes has levelled criticism at ITV over his exit from the daily talk show This Morning, describing the broadcaster as “sly”.Holmes hosted This Morning every Friday for 15 years alongside Ruth Langsford, his wife, while Phillip Schofield presented the series from Monday to Thursday alongside Holly Willoughby.Langsford and Holmes also covered for the main presenting duo during holiday breaks.However, last year, they were replaced in their regular Friday slot by Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond.Holmes now presents a breakfast show on the controversial right-leaning news and opinion channel GB News.Speaking to the Daily Mail’s weekend magazine, Holmes recalled...
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This Morning's Eamonn Holmes hits out at ITV over axe

Eamonn Holmes has hit out at ITV over his axe from This Morning, claiming that he wasn't told the reasons he was leaving the show. The veteran presenter, who now works for controversial channel GB News, has spoken to the Daily Mail's latest Weekend issue where he stated he had "no idea" that show bosses wanted him and Ruth Langsford to leave.
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Eamonn Holmes says he was given ‘no reason’ for This Morning exit: ‘Just have a conversation’

Eamonn Holmes has claimed that he was given “no reason” or warning before his departure from This Morning.The presenter used to host the ITV daytime show with wife Ruth Langsford on Fridays, but the pair were replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary in late 2020. The couple continued presenting in the school holidays, before leaving in late 2021.While Langsford has remained at ITV as a panellist on Loose Women, Holmes has since joined GB News.Speaking to The Times, Holmes said that while the news that they were being axed from This Morning was not surprising, he was shocked...
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Veteran broadcaster Eamonn Holmes makes GB News debut

Veteran broadcaster Eamonn Holmes has officially commenced his tenure with GB News The TV presenter and journalist, 62, joined co-host Isabel Webster for the first episode of the channel’s new Breakfast with Eamonn and Isabel programme on Monday.Speaking to the audience at the start of the show, Holmes said: “I’m having some lovely messages from people all around the country who are looking forward to whatever we’re going to do differently. Hopefully we are going to do lots of things differently.“We’re going to do news, but we’re going to do news with views. We’re going to do your news, because...
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Eamonn Holmes admits he ‘didn’t sleep a wink’ before GB News debut

Eamonn Holmes admitted he “didn’t sleep a wink” before his GB News debut, as he signed off from his first breakfast show on the channel.The TV presenter and journalist, 62, joined co-host Isabel Webster for the first episode of the channel’s new Breakfast With Eamonn And Isabel programme on Monday.The show, which began at 6am, featured interviews with guests including Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi who congratulated the pair on their inaugural programme.‘It’s not ideal, I want them to wear it for as short a period as possible’Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi discusses plans for children to wear masks in schools.Watch...
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Eamonn Holmes: ‘Where I’m from, cancel culture was getting a bullet in your head’

It’s been a difficult year for 62-year-old presenter Eamonn Holmes. In March, the veteran broadcaster dislocated his pelvis. In April, an MRI scan showed three slipped discs, and Holmes revealed he was in so much pain he couldn’t sleep. Barely six months later, in September, news reports suggested Holmes’s This Morning job presenting with wife Ruth Langsford was in danger as his editor Martin Frizell began a reshuffle - and tabloids delighted in speculating on a rift with fellow presenter Phillip Scofield.
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Eamonn Holmes to host his own show on GB News

Eamonn Holmes is to host his own show on TV channel GB News. The former Sky News and GMTV presenter, 62, will host a new programme in the New Year, the network has announced. Holmes said: "I've spent my career on broadcasting firsts and start-ups, and GB News is one of the most exciting yet. It's just the kind of shake-up the industry needs."
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Eamonn Holmes joins GB News after quitting This Morning

Eamonn Holmes has officially joined GB News, it’s been announced.The TV personality, who has co-presented episodes of This Morning alongside his wife Ruth Langsford for 15 years, will join the channel in early 2022.“I’ve admired GB News from the beginning for its clever mix of punchy debate but delivered with warmth and even some fun,” he said.“I’ve spent my career on broadcasting firsts and start-ups, and GB News is one of the most exciting yet. It’s just the kind of shake-up the industry needs.”Holmes, whose broadcasting career began in 1972, joins contributors including Nigel Farage and Dan Wootton.In 2020,...
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Simon McCoy quits GB News as Eamonn Holmes takes on BBC at breakfast

The veteran newsreader Simon McCoy has quit GB News as it prepares to challenge BBC Breakfast with a show helmed by Eamonn Holmes. Mr McCoy is poised to leave in January for "personal reasons" in another blow for the channel after it was rocked by the departure of chairman and lead presenter Andrew Neil.
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Yes So I Said Yes, review: what can Eamonn Holmes and a randy dog tell us about the Troubles?

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the partition of Ireland and receiving a belated “Great Britain premiere” at the Finborough Theatre a decade after it first opened in Belfast’s Crescent Arts Centre, David Ireland’s provocative satire Yes So I Said Yes isn’t for the faint of heart. Rape, bestiality, homophobia, PTSD, Eamonn Holmes and a randy dog are all deployed to the extremities of absurdity in this blackly comic tale.
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