Eamonn Holmes set to leave This Morning after 15 years to host show on rival GB News

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford
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Eamonn Holmes is expected to leave This Morning after 15 years on the show to take up a new role as presenter of rival channel GB News.

The life-long broadcaster, who has regularly presented the ITV daytime show alongside his wife Ruth Langsford, first left the show late last year as its main Friday presenters after being 'axed' by bosses and replaced by Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond.

Earlier this year, the couple were unexpectedly brought back to cover the holidays for Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield but a huge change is reportedly on the horizon after reports Eamonn is set to leave the show for good.

GB News hit the headlines earlier this year after it sparked hundreds of Ofcom complaints following a lockdown debate.

The shock move comes after Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford stopped being regular hosts of This Morning, which is famous for its Spin to Win competition, despite having presented since 2006.

Eamonn is now expected to front his own show on GB News several times a week. But it's not yet clear whether his wife Ruth will join him or continue to cover the holidays on This Morning solo.

One source told the Mirror, “Eamonn’s move to GB News marks the end of an era. He’ll be missed by many ITV viewers but, the truth is, this job offer probably came at just the right moment for both him and ITV. All good things come to an end.”

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The current presenting lineup on GB News includes former BBC journalist Simon McCoy, ex-Sky host Kirsty Gallacher, former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, Patrick Christys and ITN’s Alistair Stewart.

When the channel launched back in June this year, Eamonn said he hoped it would get a “decent chance”.

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He said, “We need a shake-up on the news front. I have huge respect for TV news but this is a reminder, news is not just Westminster or a constant woke agenda.”

Over the summer, Eamonn told This Morning viewers he "might not be doing this job for much longer" and revealed that if he wasn't a journalist he would have been a bus driver.

And while it's unlikely that we'll see him behind the wheel of a double-decker bus, he could be back in your living rooms real soon.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for Goodto.com, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life with more than 16 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.