…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.
Eamonn Holmes Criticizes Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, Asserts This Morning’s Independence
The Fallout from the TV Bafta Awards Absence and Crisis Talks
Eamonn Holmes, a former presenter of This Morning himself, did not shy away from expressing his opinions on the subject during his GB News show.
With the recent absence of Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield from the TV Bafta Awards and alleged crisis talks between the embattled presenters and ITV, all eyes were on them during the following episode of This Morning.
In a witty remark addressing their decision to skip the awards show, Holmes jokingly suggested that they should have been awarded for “best actors.”
However, he did not stop there.
The Northern Irish star launched a scathing attack on the duo, emphasizing that regardless of who presents the show, This Morning will continue to thrive.
Holmes stated unequivocally, “They may or may not be together on the telly today.
The public surely will suss that there’s no chemistry, that it’s a broken fit between the two of them and that This Morning does not depend on who presents it.”
He emphasized that the show is an institution that will carry on, irrespective of the presenters.
According to him, the viewing figures speak for themselves, with no discernible difference based on the hosts.
This Morning has a long history, first launching in 1988 with husband-and-wife duo Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan at the helm for over a decade.
Phillip Schofield has been a familiar face on the popular daytime show since 2002, and Holly Willoughby joined as his co-host in 2009.
However, Holmes himself co-hosted the show on Fridays with his wife Ruth Langsford from 2006 until August 2021, when they were both “dropped” by ITV and replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary.
Eamonn Holmes’ comments shed light on the ongoing situation surrounding Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.
His bold statements not only addressed their absence from the TV Bafta Awards but also questioned the chemistry between them and the significance of their roles in This Morning.
By emphasizing the show’s independence and resilience, Holmes made it clear that the program’s success transcends any individual presenters.
As viewers continue to speculate about the future of the show, these comments provide valuable insights into the dynamics at play.