Eamonn Holmes reignites his feud with This Morning as he makes a sly dig at the ITV show… 2 years after being replaced on the show
Eamonn Holmes appears to have reignited his feud with ITV this week as he made a dig at his former hosting gig This Morning.
The broadcaster, 63, appeared to prove that there is still some bad blood with his former employer when interacting with a fan on Twitter.
Sharing a tweet to the platform, the fan claimed that daytime TV show This Morning has gone ‘down hill’ since he and wife Ruth Langsford were dropped from presenting duties.
‘I personally think This Morning as gone down hill since they got rid of Ruth and Eamonn #ThisMorning,’ wrote the user.
While Eamonn shared his own thoughts by replying: ‘Who am I to argue?’
Not over it: Eamonn Holmes appears to have reignited his feud with This Morning as he made a sly dig at the ITV show this week… 2 years after being replaced on the show
The TV personality also ‘liked’ a number of other tweets slamming the show, with one reading: ‘Absolutely rubbish that show since Eamonn and Ruth left, I stopped watching it totally’.
He co-hosted the daytime show from 2006 until August 2021, until being ‘dropped’ by ITV and replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary.
It’s not the first time that Eamonn has made his thoughts on ITV clear, last year claiming he ‘wasn’t treated with respect’ during his time on the show.
Eamonn told The Guardian: ‘I joined GB news because options dried up. The “wrong age”, at the “wrong stage” – at some point it becomes very hard to get work.
‘It was obvious I didn’t tick the boxes for ITV any more and I wasn’t being treated with respect there.
He also accused ITV bosses of making it look as if he had walked away when in fact he had ‘no idea’ why he was being relieved of the slot in Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine late last month.
‘No one explained anything to me,’ he told Weekend magazine.
Presenter: He co-hosted the daytime show from 2006 until August 2021, until being ‘dropped’ by ITV and replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary (pictured with wife Ruth on the show)
Reply: The broadcaster appeared to prove that there is still some bad blood with his former employer when interacting with a fan on Twitter
‘I’m all for TV companies being able to choose who works for them, but it would be nice if you were told why you were going.
‘They’re sly. They didn’t want to announce that I’d been dropped because it would adversely affect audience figures, so they made it look as if I’d walked away from them rather than the other way round.
‘They had a chat with my agent and announced that I was going to GB news when they’d done no more than ask if I’d be interested in joining them.’
Eamonn, who had previously co-presented ITV breakfast show GMTV for 12 years, added: ‘I’m not going to have myself derided as some sort of has-been. I may be male and pale but I’m still at the top of my game.’
While he waded in on the ‘queue-gate’ scandal in 2022, slamming This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield for not lining up to view Queen Elizabeth’s coffin as she lay in state following her death.
Bad blood: It’s not the first time that Eamonn has made his thoughts on ITV clear, last year claiming he ‘wasn’t treated with respect’ during his time on the show
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