Eamonn Holmes discusses viewer complaints of eating on air
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‘Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh’ airs on ITV today, and the host will be joined by a wide range of guests. Joining Alan at Manor Farm are TV presenter Eamonn Holmes, and actor Martin Clunes, who talks about the return of his long-running drama Doc Martin. Plus, florist Simon Lycette is back with simple yet innovative displays, and there are drink choices for Burns Night. Mr Holmes has had a busy month, having joined GB News to host their breakfast show alongside Isabel Webster, formerly of Sky News. According to reports, it appears his departure from ITV was not a ceremonious one.
Last week, Mr Holmes 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.
In November 2020, a source told The Mirror: “Eamonn is pretty furious and everyone feels for him and Ruth, they are well-liked on the team, but sometimes tough decisions have to be made.”
Speaking of Alison and Dermot, the source added to The Mirror: “They have real warmth. It’s time for change and they are perfect.”
Last week, a source at ITV suggested that Mr Holmes may not have got on with colleague Phillip Schofield.
They told OK! Magazine: “It’s been widely reported that he [Eamonn] and Phillip didn’t see eye to eye.
“It’s unfortunate that Phillip hasn’t contacted Eamonn since leaving This Morning.
“Eamonn had the impression that Phillip disliked him.”
While neither Mr Holmes or Mr Schofield have commented on the reports, the GB News star has since appeared to hit out at ITV on his Twitter page.
He claimed that ITV are “heavily” advertising Good Morning Britain for the first time in response to his GB News programme “impacting their viewers”.
On Wednesday, Mr Holmes responded to a tweet from a viewer who wrote: “Just seen @BBCBreakfast being advertised for the first time ever on the BBC. @EamonnHolmes & Isobel Webster on @GBNEWS breakfast must be having one hell of an impact on their viewing figures.”
He replied: “Not the first to say this… GMB advertising heavily as well . Whatever you do stay strong folks and stay with @GBNEWS.”
Earlier this month, he also appeared to mock Good Morning Britain’s viewing figures.
Daily Mail commentator Andrew Pierce tweeted: “Talking @gmb with @susannareid100 @Kevin_Maguire about Prince Andrew whose court case went very badly last night in US.”
A follower then replied: “About as badly as #GMB viewing figures now you best jump ship Andrew go over to @EamonnHolmes new morning show on #GBNews.”
Mr Holmes then retweeted the post and commented with four grinning emojis and a thumbs up.
Upon joining GB News, Mr Holmes vowed he would do “lots of things differently” in his new job.
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He said on the channel: “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 if it is important to you, it is important to us.”
Mr Holmes’ representative declined to comment when contacted by Express.co.uk.
Mr Schofield has been approached for comment.
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