Eamonn Holmes eyes up ITV return but insists there must be an apology first

Eamonn Holmes is up for returning to ITV… If his enemies resign.

The presenter has fallen out with execs at the network after he was dropped from This Morning last year.

But he still isn’t ruling out a comeback.

He told the Daily Star Sunday: “I’d work for ITV again. There would have to be an apology and a couple of resignations.

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“I’m not stupid. I know that in this industry it’s not about what I want to do. None of us have a right to be in a job. It’s about what the channels want to do.”

Since leaving ITV, Eamonn has been hired by rival channels.

The star fronts a weekday breakfast show on GB News and he is a presenter on the BBC series Farm To Feast: Best Menu Wins.

And last week he won the gong for News Presenter at The Television and Radio Industries Club Awards.

He said: “After 42 years in the business, I’m grateful to be here.”

Eamonn reckons his career in telly would be easier if he wasn’t so outspoken.

He said: “In TV you don’t have to be any good, you just have to have someone in authority that likes you.

“I stand up to them and they don’t like that. Nobody bullies me. I grew up in Belfast. People might not like me, but I tell the truth.”

This week, we revealed that Eamonn believes his new show on GB News could soon overtake ITV viewing figures.

Eamonn told us: "Oh God yes, you wouldn’t be doing what you do if you didn’t think you were the best at what you do," but he doesn't think their standards are slipping since Piers walked out.

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Going on to discuss his new show overtaking GMB, he said: "Hopefully next year, I mean our audience has gone up six-fold.

"We regularly beat Sky News, Sky News has been in the business 35 years. We've been existing for about six months.

"There's been a lot of groundwork, we've worked, very, very hard."

But while reports claimed Eamonn had resigned from his role at ITV, the Irish star was keen to express that this was not the case.

He said: "I haven’t been slagging off This Morning, Ruth is Ruth, I am me, I’m telling the truth about ITV.

"I haven’t been slagging them off, ITV has been telling lies about me. Ruth always gets annoyed at me.

"The Ministry of Lies, the press office of course, which churns out the same stuff."


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