Eamonn Holmes is a Northern Irish broadcaster and former journalist.
51 Facts About Eamonn Holmes
In January 2022, Eamonn Holmes joined GB News to present its breakfast programme alongside Isabel Webster.
Eamonn Holmes has presented How the Other Half Lives and It's Not Me, It's You for Channel 5.
Eamonn Holmes is an advocate of numerous charities and causes including Dogs Trust, Variety GB and Northern Ireland Kidney Patients' Association.
Eamonn Holmes was educated at Holy Family Primary School and St Malachy's College, Belfast.
In 1982, Eamonn Holmes was moved into news and current affairs reporting when he was tasked to anchor Ulster Television's flagship Good Evening Ulster programme.
Eamonn Holmes succeeded Gloria Hunniford who had presented the show since its launch in 1979.
Eamonn Holmes was the third choice to present the programme after trial runs by news reporters Gary Gillespie and Gerry Kelly.
At the corporation's Manchester studios, Eamonn Holmes worked as a presenter on the daytime Open Air programme which was broadcast nationally on BBC1.
Eamonn Holmes has presented coverage of snooker, horse racing, darts and tennis on television.
Eamonn Holmes was the presenter of ITV's coverage of the Phil Taylor vs Raymond van Barneveld showdown at the Wembley Conference Centre in 1999.
In 1993, Eamonn Holmes started working at GMTV, hosting the first show on 1 January 1993 with Anne Davies.
Eamonn Holmes had a falling-out with his subsequent co-host Anthea Turner; however, they were reunited on a BBC NI show entitled The Friday Show in 2009.
Eamonn Holmes presented the BBC National Lottery game show Jet Set between 2001 and 2007.
Eamonn Holmes initially hosted the show with Lorna Dunkley between October 2005 and January 2007, then with Charlotte Hawkins from 2007 to 2014.
In September 2016, Eamonn Holmes announced his departure from the programme after eleven years.
Eamonn Holmes presented SUDO-Q, a BBC quiz show between December 2005 and March 2007.
In 2006, Eamonn Holmes began presenting ITV daytime programme This Morning on Friday mornings until 2021.
In December 2021, Eamonn Holmes ended his contractual obligations with This Morning, meaning that the husband and wife duo no longer presented the show during school or bank holidays.
In 2009, Eamonn Holmes co-presented the ITV series The Feelgood Factor with Myleene Klass.
Eamonn Holmes presented eight episodes of Songs of Praise from 2009 until 2014.
In 2010, Eamonn Holmes guest presented an episode of Have I Got News for You.
In 2016, Eamonn Holmes presented Channel 5 panel show It's Not Me, It's You.
Eamonn Holmes was one of 3 relief presenters on Good Morning Britain between 2017 and 2018.
From March 2018, Eamonn Holmes co-presented Do the Right Thing with Ruth Langsford on Channel 5.
In December 2021 it was announced that Eamonn Holmes was joining GB News.
In February 2020, Eamonn Holmes lost a First Tier Tribunal appeal regarding his status as a freelancer under IR35 rules, with the judge determining his contract with ITV's This Morning programme amounted to employment.
Finally, on 19 December 2013, to celebrate the end of Millionaire on ITV, Eamonn Holmes re-appeared on the show with Alex Ferguson.
Eamonn Holmes has made regular appearances on Big Brother's Bit on the Side and in 2015, he was heavily tipped as a housemate for Celebrity Big Brother 16.
Eamonn Holmes has been a panellist on numerous episodes of Through the Keyhole and appeared in ITV's Guess the Star in 2017.
On 19 September 2021, Eamonn Holmes was featured on "The Meaning of Life" on RTE Television, Ireland.
In 2005, Eamonn Holmes hosted his own programme on London radio station Magic 105.4.
In 2016, Eamonn Holmes presented his own radio show on talkRADIO.
From January 2018 till February 2020, Eamonn Holmes presented the weekday drivetime show on talkRADIO.
Eamonn Holmes later apologised after complaints and calls for him to be sacked.
Eamonn Holmes's interview was carried out with the utmost care and compassion and his comments were intended to highlight safety advice.
On 12 May 2016, Eamonn Holmes provoked criticism by comparing an attack by West Ham fans to the Hillsborough disaster.
Eamonn Holmes later issued an apology and said that there was "no comparison" between the events at West Ham and Hillsborough.
In January 2020, Eamonn Holmes was criticised after making remarks about Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.
Eamonn Holmes suggested that it was a sign of an "enquiring mind" to investigate the theory which had already been much debunked by experts.
However, Eamonn Holmes said that "it suits the state narrative" to deny the theory.
In 1985, Eamonn Holmes married his first wife, Gabrielle Eamonn Holmes, with whom he has three children, Declan, Rebecca and Niall.
On 26 June 2010, Eamonn Holmes married Ruth Langsford at Elvetham Hall, near Hartley Wintney, Hampshire.
In 2006, Eamonn Holmes was awarded an honorary degree by Queen's University Belfast.
Eamonn Holmes has received an honorary degree from the University of Staffordshire.
On 26 October 2021, Eamonn Holmes said that he had tested positive for COVID-19; he was fully vaccinated.
In October 2022, Eamonn Holmes fell at home and broke a bone which was sticking out of his shoulder.
Eamonn Holmes was told to take four months off from his work as a presenter at the breakfast Show on GB News.
Eamonn Holmes returned to work at GB News in February 2023.
Eamonn Holmes was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to broadcasting in the 2018 New Year Honours.
Eamonn Holmes collected his OBE from Queen Elizabeth II on 1 June 2018.