Eamonn Holmes has claimed ITV made it look like he left the channel, when he was actually removed. However, an ITV insider revealed that’s not how they remember things
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Eamonn Holmes broadcast his views on his former employees ITV.
The GB News host also took aim at his former co-host Phillip Schofield – branding This morning “passive-aggressive” stars.
In his new interview, the broadcaster also said that although he may be “male and old”, he still has a lot to offer to the world of television.
Eamonn, 62, co-hosted the sixth season of This Morning for 15 years with his wife Ruth Langsford, 61, before they were replaced on ITV by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary last year.
The Irish presenter currently presents the breakfast show at GB News with co-host Isabel Webster, but has hinted at his departure from the ITV family.
Talk with Daily Mail’s Weekend MagazineEamonn claims that his old channel made him want to quit ITV when in fact he was eliminated.
“They were sly. They didn’t want to announce that I was disqualified because it would adversely affect the number of spectators, so they made it as if I left rather than the other way around,” the journalist revealed. splash.
“They chatted with my agent and announced that I was going to GB News when they did nothing more than ask if I wanted to join them.”
An ITV spokesperson told the Mirror on Saturday: “This is not the version of events that we recognize and as we have said before, we wish Eamonn all the best.”
On the topic of diversity, they added: “As we set out in our Diversity Accelerator plan, we’re committed to improving representation both on and offscreen, and we report publicly on progress our commitments and our goals.”
Elsewhere in his conversation, Eamonn also took up the issue with former This Morning co-worker Phillip Schofield.
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The star called out her fellow presenter for cutting his wife Ruth short in the middle of the trailer for Loose Women on This Morning 2019.
“I only have about three words to say,” Ruth said with a wistful look on her face.
Eamonn said that “Phillip has a reputation for being a snob” and that he was “hurt” by the awkward incident.
“He was very passive and aggressive. Ruth had to say how she felt, but I felt hurt for her,” he confessed.
“No one can snub me like that.”
The GB News star avidly added: “I have a good Belfast street fighter inside of me… I’ll be direct. I don’t look for presenters who think they have privilege or aura or photos. special benefits.”
Before presenting This Morning with his wife, Eamonn co-hosted the ITV breakfast show GMTV for 12 years.
In September 2020, it was rumored that the longtime presenter was “not suitable for young people” like ITV after less “pale, old” male stars.
“I’m not going to mock myself like I used to. I may be male and pale but I’m still at the top of my game,” Eamonn said in his recent interview.
Speaking to the Mirror, a source revealed that the presenter’s quotes are not remembered by many at the channel.
“The key to success on long-running shows like This Morning is that they need to continually grow and introduce Alison and Dermot to the host list as part of the change ITV wants,” said the person. in explaining to us.
They added: “Eamonn and Ruth as a duo are still part of the This Morning family and leaving for a new job was Eammon’s choice.”
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/eamonn-holmes-slams-sly-itv-26279706 Eamonn Holmes takes down 'sly' ITV and 'passively aggressive' Phillip Schofield brand