Maybe its time to go back? Eamonn Holmes hints at career move away from This Morning

Eamonn Holmes discusses his proudest moments in life

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This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes, 61, took to social media today to share an interesting update with his one million Twitter followers. The tweet contained a clue about where the journalist could be heading next – or rather where he might be returning to. 

Eamonn is most recently known for co-hosting This Morning with his wife Ruth Langsford, 61, which they had been doing every Friday since 2006, until they were recently moved to presenting only during the school holidays.

This Morning is mainly presented by famous duo Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, meaning it has been a while since Eamonn has really taken centre stage.

The Irish presenter has had an impressive career so far, even receiving an OBE from the Queen in 2018 for his services to broadcasting. 

Eamonn co-hosted GMTV for 12 years between 1993 and 2005, and then went on to present Sky News Sunrise for 11 years between 2005 and 2016.

Eamonn’s tweet this morning was in response to a post by television presentation site TV Live, which was marking the anniversary of his final day at Sky News. 

The tweet said: “#OnThisDay 5 years ago, @EamonnHolmes presented his final Sky News Sunrise.”

Reacting to this, Eamonn gave a curious reply that might act as a clue pointing towards what he could be considering next for his career.

He wrote: “Just watched this …. News can be so addictive.  

“Maybe it’s time to go back?  

“Thanks for the memories @tvlive and @SkyNews”. 

Eamonn’s tweet prompted many fans to excitedly plead with him to return to Sky News’ early morning show. 

“Please go back, really miss you at Sky News,” wrote Brian Church. [sic]

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Gerry Finney added: “Yes – return…your approach is needed”.

One follower Josh Higgins even suggested a GMB makeover: “I think it would be brilliant if you anchored a revamped and relaunched @gmb”.

TV Live’s tweet also included a video link to Eamonn’s final Sky News Sunrise show, where his co-stars bid him an emotional farewell as he signed off one last time. 

In his final minutes of the show, Eamonn delivered a heartfelt goodbye to his long-time viewers.

“It has been 11 years and thank you very much indeed for putting up with me for all that time.

“I’ve had to report on some awful news but I’ve also had to report on some really fantastic news as well, some really uplifting news and we should have more of that.

“But the main thing is that it’s not important who presents the news. The news is the important thing.”

Sunrise was then presented by Sarah-Jane Mee, before the show was replaced by The Early Rundown, Kay Burley @ Breakfast and Sky News @ Breakfast in October 2019.

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