Eamonn Holmes: This Morning host teases move to rival channel ‘I need the work’

While Eamonn Holmes, 60, is known for presenting on ITV’s This Morning alongside Ruth Langsford, 60, the broadcaster has teased about other opportunities in the TV industry after revealing he needs “the work”. Before presenting This Morning, Eamonn presented Sky News Sunrise for 11 years.

They should have put me on that show.

Eamonn Holmes

While speaking to Northern Irish comedian Shane Todd, 31 on his podcast Tea With Me, Eamonn revealed what TV show he should be involved in.

It all began after Shane mentioned to Eamonn: “Lawrence Docherty said if Eamonn Holmes has a boxing match with MC Hammer, can we call it Holmes under the Hammer?”

Agreeing with his joke, Eamonn added: “You could, yep.

“They should have put me on that show,” while referring to BBC’s Homes Under The Hammer, that is currently presented by TV star Martin Roberts, 56.


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Shane then followed up Eamonn’s response with: “Yeah, you and MC Hammer.”

Soon after, the broadcaster then went on to reveal: “I need the work at the moment as well.”

Shane, who has featured on BBC 5 Live and performed at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival, added: “Yeah. I mean you would have to be doing it virtually as well.

“You couldn’t go to the homes,” while referring to the current nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus.

The pair also spoke about comedian, Keith Lemon, 46, and Eamonn went into detail about how “he’s a very nice man”.

Eamonn told Shane: “He’s not nasty, he’s not horrible. As I said he’s absolutely filthy.

“He leaves you speechless. But my approach with him is to tell him that he’s filthy, and should be taken off TV and that sort of thing.”

The journalist continued: “He’s a very nice man. There’s a kindness about his humour.”

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Eamonn, who has presented This Morning since 2006, recently opened up about the time he lied to one of their guests on the show.

The TV star explained: “Another guy came in and he said, ‘I’m a representative for plastics in the ocean.

“’I’m a crusader for plastics in the ocean. So there can’t be any plastics in my dressing room.’”

The father-of-four then explained: “The producer said ‘the TV’s plastic, the door handles are plastic, god knows what’s plastic.’


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The host then revealed: “I said, ‘Just lie’. He went, ‘You can’t lie, you can’t lie.’”

However, Eamonn persisted to take on board his own advice and explained what had happened: “I went, ‘Hello, that’s a plastic-free dressing room.’

“He started looking at some things and I went, ‘You see all of that, it’s all stuff that we have which is biodegradable, and we can’t even wash the stuff, because if we do it melts.'”

The ITV host has also been open about the celebrities he has spoken to over the years, including Tom Hanks, 63, Pierce Brosnan, 66, and Frasier’s Kelsey Grammer.

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