This Morning’s Eamonn Holmes fears being 'sacked by woke brigade'

This Morning’s Eamonn Holmes worries that he’ll be sacked by the ‘woke’ brigade for saying something ‘offensive’.

The 61-year-old presenter, who stands in for Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby with his wife Ruth Langsford when they’re on holiday, lives in fear of causing offense.

‘It’s a minefield, it’s a total worry all the time,’ Eamonn said, according to the Daily Star. ‘I don’t wake up in the morning and say, “I’m going to say something offensive to somebody”.

‘I know I’m the most tolerant, caring, open-minded person but that doesn’t stop me saying that something is wrong or right, or having a joke.

‘But there are people who wake up wanting to be offended and they literally want you sacked.’

He continued: ‘I do think we need him to stand up to woke.’

Last month, Eamonn came under fire after comparing Dr Zoe Williams’ hair to an ‘alpaca’, saying that he wanted to ‘pet’ her hair live on This Morning.

Dr Zoe appeared on screen via video chat explaining that she would be talking about ‘how your health can be benefited from gardening and even alpacas’, to which Eamonn remarked: ‘Your hair reminds me of an alpaca today.’

‘You just want to pet it, don’t you? It’s very alpaca-ish,’ he added, gesturing with a petting motion as Dr Zoe laughed.

‘Don’t touch my hair!’ the doctor exclaimed, pointing her pen at the camera.

Following the backlash and Dr Zoe’s segment on the programme, Eamonn tweeted an apology ‘to anyone who was offended’.

‘Hey everyone out there. If my attempt at being humorous with my friend @DrZoeWilliams was misjudged I am mortified and humbly apologise to anyone who was offended,’ he wrote.

This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.

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