Sunday 19 November 2017

'Please stay, Eamonn': Fans call for TV legend Holmes to oust GMB's Piers Morgan

By Lucy Mapstone

Bring him back for good, fans begged.

Good Morning Britain viewers have called for stand-in host and “breakfast TV legend” Eamonn Holmes to permanently replace Piers Morgan on the programme.

The broadcaster, who hosted Good Morning Britain’s predecessor GMTV for 12 years, has joined the presenting team for the ITV show for four days over the Easter period while Morgan and Susanna Reid take a break.

Fans were delighted to see Eamonn, 57, reunited with his past on-screen co-hosts Kate Garraway and Charlotte Hawkins from Sky News Sunrise, which he presented for 11 years until last year.

However, he admitted his wife, Ruth Langsford, was less impressed, telling Kate and Charlotte that she was “not happy” with his alarm going off at “around 2.40 today”.

Eamonn joked: “She was not pleased. I think there will be separate sleeping arrangements brought in.”

Those watching the programme shared their delight at seeing Eamonn back on breakfast TV, with presenter Dominic Littlewood among those calling for him to become a regular.

And the tone of tweets was clear – Piers out, Eamonn in.

However, there were many others who were keen to see the opinionated Piers back in his seat, with or without Eamonn by his side.

It was a busy working day for Eamonn as he later appeared on ITV’s This Morning along with Ruth, the two filling in for regular presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

He will continue to present Good Morning Britain this week until Thursday.

Press Association

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