Eamonn Holmes has stated that there’s “one or two those who must not be there” for him to ever work for ITV once more.
Eamonn and spouse Ruth Langsford introduced the ITV daytime present each Friday, however there was a shake up in 2020 that noticed the gig handed to new presenting duo Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond, with Eamonn and Ruth being moved to highschool vacation cowl.
Eamonn addressed his exit in a brand new interview with The Mirror, the place he hinted at backstage tensions with “one or two” folks that may forestall him from working on the broadcaster in future.
He additionally stated he has not watched any of the present since leaving, saying: “It might be too… delicate. I imply, I spend daily going out on the road and other people saying, ‘Why are you and Ruth not on any extra?’”
Eamonn additionally reiterated that he wished to know extra about conversations that have been supposedly taking place behind the scenes.
“I want any person would present me the e-mail or the letter or that I used to be despatched to say, ‘Eamonn, for this reason that is coming to an finish’,” Eamonn stated.
“However to inform lies, that I left them to go to GB Information…I didn’t – they left me. Let’s get it straight. They left me. I don’t care, as a result of our viewers is just up.”
An ITV spokesperson beforehand disputed that they’d made it look as if Eamonn had “walked away from them, relatively than the opposite means spherical”.
“This isn’t a model of occasions that we recognise and as we have now stated earlier than we want Eamonn the entire best possible,” a rep stated.
When Eamonn’s exit was first introduced, a rep for ITV stated: “We want to want Eamonn the entire best possible in his new function. As a duo, Eamonn and Ruth have been a part of the This Morning presenting crew for the final 15 years and we thank Eamonn for all of his laborious work and contribution to the present.”
Eamonn beforehand stated of the transfer shortly earlier than his GB Information debut: “Put it this fashion, I’m trying ahead to a transfer someplace new the place they’re happy to have me. However I want everybody nicely at ITV.”
He additionally stated that regardless of receiving messages of fine needs from a few of his breakfast present rivals, he hadn’t heard from former co-stars Phil and Holly.
He later branded Phillip “passive aggressive” over an incident in 2019 wherein he minimize Ruth brief throughout a dwell hyperlink, reportedly sparking long-standing pressure between the 2.
“Phillip is famend for snubbing folks,” he claimed. “He’s very passive-aggressive. It’s as much as Ruth to say how she felt, however I used to be feeling harm for her.
“Nobody would have snubbed me like that. I’ve a great Belfast avenue fighter in me… I might be direct. I don’t go for presenters who suppose they’ve a particular privilege or aura or affect.”
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.