Eamonn Holmes has put This Morning on blast, again, after claiming he wasn’t treated with ‘respect’ during his time on the show.
In November 2020, the 62-year-old presenter and his wife Ruth Langsford, 61, were axed from their usual Friday morning spot and replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary.
While Ruth has her regular spot on the Loose Women panel, Eamonn made the switch from his mid-morning role to breakfast news on GB News, which he announced in November.
However, following his departure, the journalist has made his feelings towards the daytime programme extremely clear, after he accused ITV of being ‘sly’.
Speaking to The Guardian, Eamonn said: ‘It was obvious I didn’t tick the boxes for ITV any more and I wasn’t being treated with respect there.’
‘It was a self-esteem thing. You think “nah I’m out of here, bye!” So that was it. And nothing’s changed: I play what I do straight,’ he added.
While the broadcaster seems happy in his new gig, he previously alleged that show bosses made it look as if he walked away from This Morning, but he insisted that he simply had ‘no idea’.
’No one explained anything to me,’ he told The Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine.
‘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,’ he added.
In response, a spokesperson for ITV said in a statement sent to Metro.co.uk: ‘This isn’t a version of events that we recognise and as we have said before we wish Eamonn all of the very best.’
And the drama didn’t end there as Eamonn took aim at the Dancing on Ice presenter last month after he liked a tweet that branded Phillip’s recent 40-year work milestone as ‘bizarre.’
The pair’s feud has been ongoing since Eamonn outed Phillip for allegedly cutting Ruth short behind the scenes of a Loose Women segment in 2019.
Which resulted in Eamonn labelling him as ‘passive -aggressive.’
In response to Eamonn’s claims against ITV, a spokesperson said in a statement sent to Metro.co.uk: ‘This isn’t a version of events that we recognise and as we have said before we wish Eamonn all of the very best.’
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.