Eamonn Holmes ‘worries all the time’ he’ll be sacked for offending ‘woke’ viewers

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Eamonn Holmes has revealed he "worries all the time" about being sacked from his tV work due to cancel culture.

The 61 year old presenter co-hosts This Morning during the school holidays with his wife Ruth Langsford.

Despite his lengthy career in TV, Eamonn admitted the industry has increasingly become "a dangerous place" where people could be fired for saying something viewers don't agree with.

Speaking about cancel culture, Eamonn told Daily Star: "It’s a minefield, it’s a total worry all the time.

“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.

“You said this word that’s now banned…” He continued.


Eamonn also explained how cancel culture has a told over TV because of its “very strong influence with advertisers”.

He added: “The reason why TV companies jump is when they annoy advertisers.”

The TV star also said he admires Piers Morgan, after he quit Good Morning Britain over the fallout of his comments on Meghan Markle following her interview with Oprah.

Eamonn explained: "I do think we need him to stand up to woke.

“I’m not saying I agree with ­everything he says, but I think that everybody just rolls over for woke.”

It comes after Eamonn received backlash over a comment he made about Zoe Williams' hair on This Morning in August.

The show was hit with Ofcom complaints after Eamonn introduced the TV doctor in an upcoming segment by saying: "You just want to pet it, don’t you? It’s very alpaca-ish."

Following the flurry of complaints Eamonn apologised to the TV medic, who later shared a statement about the incident.

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She said: "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."

The pair were then seen laughing off the incident at the National Television Awards as Eamonn joked to Zoe on the red carpet: "I better not touch your f**king hair!"

As the two giggled, Zoe quipped: "Yes, stay clear of the hair!"

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