Eamonn Holmes thanks followers for messages of support
Eamonn Holmes, 61, has taken aim at certain TV personalities who he reveals make things “difficult” due to lack of understanding how production works. Speaking on the Talking Success podcast, the broadcaster noted that in many cases these unnamed people “want to seem important”.
Television is the easiest thing you’ll ever do in your life, made difficult by people who don’t understand it or who want to seem important
Eamonn said: “Television is the easiest thing you’ll ever do in your life, made difficult by people who don’t understand it or who want to seem important because if they suddenly say, ‘No, no, no’ they’re important.
He also made a jibe at presenters who ignore their guests backstage.
“It never ceases to amaze me how few interviewers take the time to talk to their guests.
“Some will say you don’t want to shatter the illusion or you want to keep the interview fresh.”
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He added: “Believe me, I can feign fresh.”
It comes after he and wife and This Morning co-host Ruth Langsford were replaced from their weekly slot on the ITV daytime show by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary.
The husband-wife duo’s tenure comes to an end on 8 January but they will return during the school holidays when main hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby take their break.
The announcement came as a shock at first, and they were overwhelmed by loving messages from fans across the nation.
Taking to Instagram, Eamonn said in a video to his followers: “I just wanted to say something to you from the bottom of my heart.
“Ruth and I have been overwhelmed yesterday and today by the amount of messages – and we’ll be replying via social media, by emails, by texts, by Whatsapp, whatever way we can.
“But can I just generally say thank you, thank you, thank you. We do feel the love, really appreciate it but stop it, stop it now.
“It’s Christmas time, mistletoe and wine. We’ve all got things to do, so thank you.”
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The pair have also decided to undergo a major lifestyle change and put their spare time to good use by getting fitter and healthier, following Eamonn’s three stone weight loss over the past five years.
In a recent interview with The Mirror, the pair revealed they want to convert their garage into a weights training room for double exercises with Eamonn, who now weighs 15 stone, explaining: “I have shed three stone over five years.
“I genuinely believe in New Year’s resolutions.
“It’s a great time to take stock to repair your habits, to improve your life.”
The ITV star made the first step to losing weight in 2015, after admitting those early starts while hosting GMTV led to gobbling multiple breakfasts as and when he could, which played havoc with his waistline.
Ruth agreed with their notion to get fit, and explained why they’re choosing to begin weight training, saying: “A lot of fitness experts advocate weight or resistance training to give yourself tone, strengthen your core, posture and strengthen your bones, therefore staving off osteoporosis in older age,” she said of their health fear.
“My vision is to get a weights bench in the garage and spend 30 mins every day on a joint routine.”
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.
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