Eamonn Holmes quits This Morning after 15 years to join GB News 1 year ago

Eamonn Holmes quits This Morning after 15 years to join GB News

The end of an era.

Eamonn Holmes is set to leave ITV's This Morning show after 15 years to join new station GB News.


A source told The Mirror that "all good things come to an end" and that his departure "came just at the right time for him and ITV".

Holmes, according to reports, will front his own news-style show several times a week on the new station, which has struggled to attract viewers since launching in the summer.

Hours on This Morning for Holmes and his wife, Ruth Langsford, were reduced last December, with Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary taking over some of their hosting slots.

Holmes also courted controversy last year when he suggested there might be a link between 5G and Covid-19, which upset his bosses at ITV and sparked complaints to Ofcom. Holmes issued an apology as a result.


Holmes previously expressed support for GB News after its launch, tweeting that he hoped it would have a "decent chance" as a channel.

He said: "We need a shakeup on the news front. I have huge respect for TV news but this is a reminder that news is not just Westminister or a constant woke agenda."

There is doubt over whether Ruth Langsford will stick with This Morning after her husband's departure, with speculation suggesting she may also depart but will continue as a regular on another ITV show, Loose Women.