Eamonn Holmes lashes out at ITV over This Morning exit
Eamonn Holmes has lashed out towards his outdated employer claiming his This Morning exit was down to 1 senior ITV determine disliking him.
nd the Belfast-born host (62) has blasted as `propaganda’ claims he was pushed out as a result of he was seen as outdated hat by viewers.
“I left This Morning with my fame broken, however my confidence didn’t endure,’’ he mentioned.
“I received’t have propaganda and lies mentioned towards me — you realize, ‘Oh, Eamonn’s acquired outdated, Eamonn’s male, pale and rancid’. One particular person in authority didn’t like me and had an agenda, and that was it.
“You don’t need to be any good in TV, you simply need to have somebody in authority that likes you — and I had somebody in authority who didn’t like me.”
His blast comes after he lately branded ITV “sly” and accused it of hypocrisy over its range drive.
He stopped brief in an interview with a Saturday newspaper of naming the particular person in “authority” he’s claims disliked him.
But he has accused bosses on the channel of hypocrisy over their range drive and in April mentioned its veteran breakfast host Phillip Schofield (60) was “passive-aggressive” and had a behavior of “snubbing individuals”.
Eamonn co-hosted ITV’s Friday instalment of This Morning for 15 years together with his spouse Ruth Langsford (62.)
They additionally coated for normal hosts Schofield and Holly Willoughby (41) through the holidays.
But the longstanding TV couple had been changed in 2021 by Alison Hammond (47) and Dermot O’Leary (48.)
Eamonn additionally accused ITV bosses of creating it look as if he had walked away and mentioned he was left with “no thought” or clarification for his axing.
His different large controversies included telling a Sunday newspaper in 1997 that Anthea Turner (61) — his sidekick on the now-defunct GMTV — was “horrid” and “insufferable”.
“It’s laughable now, however on the time it was lethal critical for each of us. Anthea and I’ve made up since, and we’re excellent pals,’’ he mentioned.
“It might have value each of us our jobs, however the station in all probability secretly relished the publicity.”
Eamonn has by no means been shy about saying what he thinks, and received’t be altering that anytime quickly.
“It at all times amazes me on this ‘woke’ world we stay in that so many issues are unacceptable, however but you can also make jokes about people who find themselves bald.
“I opened up a paper the opposite day to discover a image of the again of Prince William’s head with the pun ‘the hair unapparent’.
“You can joke about baldness, weight, drink and medicines, however there’s so many issues you’ll be able to’t say.”
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