It has been confirmed that broadcaster Eamonn Holmes is leaving his post at This Morning for a new role on GB News, where he’ll host his own show.
The 62-year-old celebrated the news on Twitter, writing in a statement: ‘Here is The News ….. I’m joining @GBNEWS from The New Year. Hope you are coming with me and wish me well. In the meantime Compliments of The Season to you and thanks for your support folks.’
The move comes following months of discussions about GB News’ viewing figures, with it being claimed in September that the channel had lost 60% of its viewers since its launch.
Eamonn’s transition to GB News was rumoured last month, with reports alleging that he had left the ITV programme after 15 years of presenting with his wife Ruth Langsford for pastures new on the news channel previously helmed by Andrew Neil.
Before his stint on This Morning, Eamonn starred on the Sky News Sunrise show for over a decade.
From 2006 until 2021, he co-hosted This Morning with Ruth, who’s set to remain a part of the programme while also staying on as a member of the Loose Women team.
So when will he be appearing on GB News and what will his new position entail?
When is Eamonn Holmes joining GB News?
Eamonn will be joining GB News in his new role as a presenter on the channel in the new year.
While an exact date hasn’t been set yet for his first show, he expressed his excitement over joining the five-month-old channel.
‘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 said.
He added that he has ‘admired GB News from the beginning for its clever mix of punchy debate’, which he’s found has been ‘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,’ he said.
What will Eamonn Holmes’ new role on GB News be?
Eamonn will be hosting a brand new show on GB News when his job commences, although the exact details of the programme have yet to be revealed.
It will mark a stark difference to his position on This Morning, where he was known for presenting with Ruth at his side.
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