Veteran broadcaster Eamonn Holmes has reportedly quit This Morning after 15 years to join GB News.

According to The Mirror, the broadcaster has quit after he and his wife Ruth Langsford were removed from their regular Friday time slot on This Morning, and will start his new position at the controversial channel at the beginning of next year where he will present “several times a week”.

A source told the publication: “Eamonn’s move to GB News marks the end of an era.

“He’ll be missed by many ITV viewers but, the truth is, this job offer probably came at just the right moment for both him and ITV. All good things come to an end.”

Holmes has attracted controversy in recent years. He left people aghast when he said TV Doctor Zoe Williams’ hair resembled an alpacas – though he later apologised – and he also peddled conspiracy theories about coronavirus being linked to 5G at the outset of the pandemic, leading to Ofcom complaints and a hasty clarification.

Reacting to the news, some people said it was a good fit because of his past controversial comments seeing as GB News is known for being somewhat... open to a range of opinions. Though they also thought it would damage his career:

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However he did get some support from fans of GB News, including from some of their own presenters.

Holmes’s presenting career began on GMTV in 1993 where he stayed until 2005. Then he joined Sky News Sunrise until 2016.

Aside from This Morning, Holmes and Langsford have also hosted their own show in recent years, How The Other Half Lives.

How he gets on at GB News remains to be seen.

indy100 had contacted Holmes, ITV and GB News for comment.

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