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Eamonn Holmes joins GB News after leaving This Morning: ‘It’s just the kind of shake-up the industry needs’

Eamonn Holmes is now part of the GB News family (Picture: ITV)

Eamonn Holmes has announced he is joining GB News, not long after reports he was departing This Morning.

The TV presenter, 62, will host a new programme in the New Year, GB News confirmed.

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.’

He added: ‘I’ve admired GB News from the beginning for its clever mix of punchy debate but delivered with warmth and even some fun.

‘To me the greatest honour in journalism is to give a voice and respect to the unheard, and that’s exactly what GB News is all about.’

Eamonn had hosted This Morning alongside wife Ruth Langsford for 15 years (Picture: ITV)

It comes after sources said Eamonn had decided to leave This Morning after 15 years at the ITV programme.

An insider recently told The Mirror: ‘Eamonn’s move to GB News marks the end of an era.

‘He’ll be missed by many ITV viewers but, the truth is, this job offer probably came at just the right moment for both him and ITV. All good things come to an end.’

Eamonn joined This Morning in 2006, with him and Ruth hosting the show’s Friday episode until earlier this year when Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond took over.

 

However, Ruth and Eamonn continued to appear on the show occasionally, when Monday to Thursday hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were away for the holidays.

Eamonn’s move to GB News comes amid the channel’s shake-up as it has struggled since launching earlier this year.

The broadcaster promised to change the direction of news-telling and ‘champion robust, balanced debate and a range of perspectives on the issues that affect everyone in the UK’ but has fallen short in the ratings compared to its rivals.

GB News’ former chairman Andrew Neil quit just three months after launch.

In a scathing interview with the Daily Mail, Neil admitted he came ‘close to a breakdown’ as his time at the channel became more humiliating each day.


Credit: Original article published here.

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