Eamonn Holmes says Dr Zoe's hair is like an alpaca
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Eamonn Holmes, 61, had been quiet on Twitter since his comments about Dr Zoe Williams’ hair on This Morning sparked controversy last week. However, the presenter returned to interacting with his fans on the platform today, even making a cryptic comment about “haters”.
Eamonn replied to several of his Twitter followers today, as well as posting a video as he returned to the platform.
The broadcaster was catching up on his notifications, as he chatted with some of his followers.
This included one fan who responded to his charity video raising awareness for the Northern Ireland Hospice.
They wrote to him: “Can I say Eamonn that you are what is right with the world.
“More people like you and the world would be a better place.”
The presenter was clearly touched by the message as he posted a cryptic response about “haters”.
He penned: “I try Steven. I’ll accept the compliment because the haters usually get the headlines.”
Elsewhere, Eamonn also posted an “Agony Uncle” video where he shared his thoughts about working in TV.
However, before all of his activity on Twitter today, Eamonn had last posted on August 12 when he shared an apology to Dr Zoe.
The presenter had been called out over some remarks he made on This Morning that day.
Speaking to the television doctor, he had compared her hair to an “alpaca”.
In a segment on the show, he had said: “Your hair reminds me of an alpaca today.
“You just want to pet it, don’t you? It’s very alpaca-ish.”
The television doctor then laughed off his comment, adding: “Don’t touch my hair!”
Following this, Eamonn issued a “humble” apology on Twitter, writing: “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.”
Dr Zoe later publicly accepted his apology on her Instagram account as she shared a statement.
She wrote: “I know that many people may have been upset by Eamonn’s remark on air yesterday, and Eamonn has himself acknowledged that his comments made to me on This Morning were misjudged.
“He has done the right thing by apologising to me directly, and I have accepted his apology.
“What I want to say is that I’m aware that his remarks, though meant without malice, have offended people.
“And if that comment had been made to me by a stranger, then I too would likely have been offended.
“It was misjudged and I think it’s fair to say that both Eamonn and I wish it hadn’t been said.”
She then added about how she felt “torn” about the response but was pleased it had “opened the door to a conversation”.
Eamonn has been back on screens this week as he continues to host This Morning with his wife Ruth Langsford.
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