This Morning's Eamonn Holmes says he lives in fear of being cancelled and sacked

Veteran TV presenter Eamonn Holmes, who hosts This Morning during school holidays and half terms, believes that one day he’ll be sacked because of his outspoken views

Eamonn Holmes believes his jokes and controversial comments will eventually lead him to get sacked
Eamonn Holmes believes his jokes and controversial comments will eventually lead him to get sacked

Eamonn Holmes has admitted he constantly fears he’ll lose his job after being ‘cancelled’ by fans.

The outspoken TV host, 61, is not afraid to speak his mind, but says he risks being ‘sacked’ as a result.

Eamonn, who hosts This Morning with his wife Ruth Langsford during school holidays and half terms, has been called out for making comments that have been deemed offensive in the past.

He recently came under fire for comparing the natural hair of This Morning’s resident doctor Zoe Williams to Geronimo the alpaca.

Eamonn later apologised, but has revealed the threat of being ‘cancelled’ is never far from his mind.

Fan favourites Ruth and Eamonn host This Morning during school holidays and half terms



“It’s a minefield, I worry all the time,” he told the Daily Star.

“I know I’m the most tolerant, caring, open-minded person but that doesn’t stop me saying that something is wrong or right, or having a joke.

“But there are people who wake up wanting to be offended and they literally want you sacked.”

Eamonn also outed himself as a huge fan of former Good Morning Britain’s host Piers Morgan, who is renowned for speaking his mind.

Piers walked off the breakfast show in March this year during a row about Meghan Markle and later quit the show when he refused to apologise.

Ruth and Eamonn glammed up for a night at the National Television Awards earlier this month


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While he was full of praise for Morgan, Eamonn confessed he’s not into the amount of ‘patronising posh blokes’ who he claims are taking over our screens.

Without naming names, Eamonn said: “They’re so awful. This patronising thing from posh blokes who sit there, this Oxbridge lot, trying to preach to us what’s right and what’s wrong. I don’t think people really look and see how bad some of the presenters are.”

Last year, Eamonn and his wife Ruth, who have been married for 11 years and have a 19-year-old son Jack, were controversially moved from their regular slots as This Morning’s Friday presenters and replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary.

Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond replaced Eamonn and his wife Ruth on their usual This Morning slot in a move that upset some fans

Following the announcement, Eamonn liked a number of tweets from disgruntled fans complaining about the switch-up.

“When you listen to @EamonnHolmes & @RuthieeL and the everyday normal things they get up to, it makes you wonder why management at @thismorning have relegated them to holidays only?

“They deserve a regular spot, bring them back for a weekly slot please, it makes sense! ” read one tweet that Eamonn ‘favourited.’

Eamonn also raised eyebrows in 2019 by liking a series of tweets that accused Phillip Schofield of taking over during an acceptance speech when the ITV show won a National Television Award for Best Daytime show.

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