Is Eamonn Holmes’ new home set to be on GB News? Veteran presenter ‘is tipped to replace Simon McCoy’ as part of a lucrative deal
Eamonn Holmes has been tipped to replace Simon McCoy on GB News as part of a lucrative deal.
Holmes, who has hosted ITV’s This Morning for 15 years, has been offered a top presenting role, it is understood.
Sources said one possibility is that he could take over Great British Breakfast, currently hosted by former BBC News anchor McCoy, who is expected to leave by the spring.
Insiders said 61-year-old Holmes would probably leave This Morning if he took that job. He presents the show with his wife Ruth Langsford, also 61, during the school holidays.
Insiders said 61-year-old Eamonn Holmes would probably leave This Morning if he took the GB News job. He presents the show with his wife Ruth Langsford, also 61, during the school holidays
There has been speculation for months that McCoy, 60, will quit GB News, following the departure of lead presenter and chairman Andrew Neil.
One insider said nothing had been ‘formally agreed’ with Holmes and described the situation as an ‘early conversation’. However, some reports have said the move was sealed.
It is also rumoured that Holmes might end up presenting his own show on the channel a couple of times a week. Holmes angered ITV bosses last year when he appeared to promote conspiracy theories about 5G technology and coronavirus.
Since its launch in June, GB News has been hit with an advertising boycott, technical problems, plummeting ratings and the departure of senior executives. Speaking to the Daily Mail in September, Neil described his stint at GB News as the ‘worst eight months of my career’.
A GB News spokesman declined to comment on the Holmes’ reports.
There has been speculation for months that McCoy, 60, will quit GB News, following the departure of lead presenter and chairman Andrew Neil