Eamonn Holmes sparks This Morning outrage

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 February 2012
Eamonn Holmes

Eamonn Holmes

Eamonn Holmes has sparked outrage after asking a sex addict guest on 'This Morning' if she had considered turning to prostitution

Eamonn Holmes has sparked outrage after asking a sex addict if she had considered prostitution.

The 52-year-old presenter shocked 'This Morning' guest Crystal Warren - who has slept with over 1,000 men - yesterday (31.01.12) when he asked if she had thought about charging for sex.

He asked: "Have you never thought about making a business of it? Charging for it?"

Shocked Crystal responded: "What, becoming a prostitute?"

Eamonn then said: "Yeah, but I mean if you are not particularly selective, what I'm saying is, why wouldn't it be a business to you?"

However, the 42-year-old guest insisted she didn't want to be "a robot".

She said: "Then I become like a robot. This way I am enjoying it, I do it when I want to do it, I get to choose who I sleep with."

The presenter was later slammed by medical experts for his "irresponsible" line of questioning.

Doctor Thaddeus Birchard, from The Marylebone Centre for Psychological Therapy, said: "It was an irresponsible comment.

"It shows no understanding of the true nature of sex addiction, I meet people all the time whose lives are in disarray because of their sex patterns and people are very distressed by this."

Despite a number of twitter users expressing their shock over the interview, ITV insisted they had not received any official complaints.

A spokesperson said: "Eamonn's question was in the context of a wider balanced and frank interview and we have had no complaints."

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