Eamonn Holmes to co-host Good Morning Britain

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 April 2017
Eamonn Holmes

Eamonn Holmes

Eamonn Holmes will fill in for Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on 'Good Morning Britain' next week

Eamonn Holmes is set to co-host 'Good Morning Britain' next week.

The 57-year-old presenter - who fronts 'This Morning' with his wife Ruth Langsford every Friday - has agreed to fill in for regulars Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid alongside Kate Garraway and Charlotte Hawkins while they take their Easter break.

He said: "Breakfast TV is what I'm best known for so it's nice to be back doing a short spell of early starts and to be back at my old stomping ground."

'GMB' editor Neil Thompson added: "Eamonn and I worked together on the very first edition of 'GMTV' on the 1st January 1993.

"He's a phenomenal broadcaster and journalist and it's great to be able to work with him again on 'Good Morning Britain' this Easter."

The Irish journalist is certainly no stranger to breakfast television as he presented 'GM:TV' for 12 years until 2005 alongside Fiona Phillips, before he moved to Sky News' 'Sunrise', which he presented for 11 years, until his departure in October.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, Eamonn said: "I feel very rested after my exit. I've had my lie in and I've recharged my batteries and I think I've healed very well. So I think I am ready to go back somewhere."

And Eamonn has admitted he'd even be open to a return to Sky News in the future.

He explained: "I think that would great if there was the right opening. I would go back, yes. It was such a wonderful experience. You don't get the opportunity to do that sort of broadcasting. 'This Morning' is live, but Sky News is even more edgy than 'This Morning' because anything can happen. I miss it, I suppose I am addicted to that sort of adrenaline. I've been doing this since 1980.

"Five days a week live TV so I suppose I am a bit addicted that's my thing. Live programming to be able to do it, there is not many people who do do it. So yeah I'll be looking for something when I go back to give me the buzz."

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