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eamonn holmes is leaving GMTV

(February 2005)

MU
museumman
after 12 years
WI
winifred
museumman posted:
after 12 years


I hope this thread is locked becuase I stated a thread on the Beckham's new baby and 'itsrobert' the moderator decided to lock it for some bizzare reason. Confused I wonder why? Rolling Eyes
GA
Gareth Founding member Anglia (East) Look East
Quote:
Eamonn Holmes says goodbye to early mornings after more 12 years on the sofa

Eamonn is to leave GMTV at the end of April after more than a decade on the famous red sofa.

He has presented GMTV since it began in 1993 and has seen it through to becoming the nationís biggest breakfast show with a daily audience of six million viewers.

Eamonn, 45, said: "What a privilege it has been to wake up the nation over the years with stories that affected all our lives.

"Iíve covered every type of story imaginable at GMTV and itís the right time to move on.

"Iíll particularly miss my partnership with Fiona Phillips and I wish her and all the rest of the team the very best for the future."

Early mornings

Eamonnís co-presenter, Fiona Phillips said: "This is our ninth year together, in fact, I have spent more time with Eamonn than I have with my own husband! I will miss him more than words can say."

Paul Corley, the Managing Director of GMTV, said: "Eamonn is now well established as one of the countryís most talented and versatile broadcasters and he has always brought great strength and personality to our schedule.

"We will miss him greatly and we wish him the very best for the future."

Source: www.gm.tv


Surely that makes things a bit clearer.

Anybody got any speculation as to who will replace him and whether there will be any other updates to the presentation team?

Gareth
NE
North East
winifred posted:
museumman posted:
after 12 years


I hope this thread is locked becuase I stated a thread on the Beckham's new baby and 'itsrobert' the moderator decided to lock it for some bizzare reason. Confused I wonder why? Rolling Eyes


NO because this is about a presenter leaving the main commercial breakfast show. Since when has Beckhams baby hosted a news show Rolling Eyes
MI
mizzb
I like some of Holmes radio work , he puts in a lot more effort to be amusing and sharp on his sports show. Unlike with the TV shows where he seems to be on cruise control throughout . Really it'll need to be better than anything hes been doing lately to make me tune in and watch him.

And to be blunt I dont care about the effect it may or may not have on GMTV , I never watch it.
DA
Davidjb Founding member Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
winifred posted:
museumman posted:
after 12 years


I hope this thread is locked becuase I stated a thread on the Beckham's new baby and 'itsrobert' the moderator decided to lock it for some bizzare reason. Confused I wonder why? Rolling Eyes


Admittedly the topic starter does need to enhance his starting post, but this is a viable story where as the Beckams baby is for page 16 of newspapers or The Lounge!
DA
Davidjb Founding member Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Its going to seem strange now Eamon is leaving. Who will replace him? I just dont think Andrew or Ben are strong enough characters yet to take it on full time. It will be interesting to see if Fiona stays on in the same capacity. When you have worked with someone for that amount of time, its incredibly difficult to have the same work relationship with someone else.
WM
Weather Man
Davidjb posted:
Its going to seem strange now Eamon is leaving. Who will replace him? I just dont think Andrew or Ben are strong enough characters yet to take it on full time. It will be interesting to see if Fiona stays on in the same capacity. When you have worked with someone for that amount of time, its incredibly difficult to have the same work relationship with someone else.


well my guess may be John Stapleton. He has been with GMTV long enough, and he is sort of well known on GMTV. I do, however doubt this decision,as he only presents the NewsHour (and then who would replace him!)

Ben & Andrew seem most likly to get the job, most likly Andrew as he appears to be slightly more an advance then Ben.

IMO, Ben should get it. i think him and Kate are excellent together!
so mabey Fiona and Andrew and Ben and Kate??
BN
Breakfast News
There is always the option that they could poach a high-profile presenter, or newscaster, but then the question is - who?
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Dermot.

Please.
DA
Davidjb Founding member Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
So with Eamon leaving, will this spell & end to the long summer break for presenters on the GMTV sofa? After all he only got that longer break to persuade him to stay longer a few years ago! Fiona only started getting a longer summer break about 2 years ago. I hope Fiona stays but i just dont think she will. There too good a on screen partners to split up. I could picture them presenting a Des & Mel style show on BBC One in the afternoons or lunchtime!
IS
Isonstine Founding member London London
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