Eamonn Holmes shuts down Piers Morgan GMB replacement rumours ‘I’ve done that’
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Ever since Piers Morgan quit his role as a Good Morning Britain host, speculation has been rife over who will replace him. This Morning’s Eamonn Holmes has been one of the names thrown into the ring, but he has now shut down those rumours during an appearance on Ireland AM earlier today.
Eamonn, who has fronted ITV’s GMTV and Sky News Sunrise in the past, discussed the possibility of replacing Piers with Karen Koster and Tommy Bowe.
He said: “Well, 26 years of my life I’ve spent doing that guys, and that was my beat.
“It is the most tremendous privilege in the world doing what you guys do, telling people things that they didn’t know the night before when they went to sleep.
“They’re waking up to you guys and you’re waking up the nation doing what you’re doing.”
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“But Karen and Tommy, I will tell you… it’s taken a toll on me. Now look at me, 37 years later,” Eamonn continued.
“You eat at the wrong time, you can’t sleep when you want to, it’s a beautiful job and you’re blessed to be able to do it, but you have to be very disciplined.
“Most people I worked with were disciplined, they were very, very disciplined, and I never had that ability to be disciplined!
“I loved every step of the way, it beats working for a living. It’s hard to get into television, but it’s harder to survive, that’s the thing.”
Meanwhile, in a recent Express.co.uk poll, readers were asked who they thought should replace Piers.
Out of the 15,493 people who responded, former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson came out on top with 29 per cent of the vote.
However, Eamonn was the voters’ second choice with 17 percent of the vote.
It comes after Eamonn and his wife Ruth Langsford were replaced as Friday presenters on This Morning earlier this year.
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The pair are still part of the This Morning family and take over from Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby in the school holidays.
But, Eamonn certainly has more time on his hands due to this change, if he did find Piers’ GMB role appealing.
The morning TV stalwart has got a lot of support from fans as one tweeted: “@GMB now Piers has gone and @thismorning doesn’t have space for @EamonnHolmes (lucky Ruth has Loose Women) maybe Eamonn will be back on breakfast tv!!”
“Who will replace Piers on GMB? Richard Madeley, Matthew Wright? Will Eamonn be back? Or will we get a new face? #GMB #piersmorgan #PIERSOUT,” another asked.
“#GMB Eamonn Holmes to replace Piers Morgan #ThisMorning,” someone else added.
ITV have yet to confirm who will be stepping into the controversial presenter’s shoes.
However, today Susanna Reid was joined by host Ben Shephard, who fronts the show on Thursdays and Fridays.
Susanna Reid presents GMB Monday through to Thursday, while Kate Garraway steps in on Friday.
Good Morning Britain airs on ITV on weekdays at 6am. This Morning airs on ITV on weekdays at 10am.
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