Eamonn, a former broadcaster, reveals that he ‘didn’t sleep a wink’ before making his GB New debut.

  • Eamonn (62), looked home when he began his show on the GB News channel
  • Isabel Webster is Isabel’s former colleague and co-presenter at the morning show.
  • Eamonn claimed that he had slept through the night before the first show. 

Eamonn Holmes, a veteran broadcaster has completed his first day as host of the morning show on GB News. He admitted that he had not slept a night before he was on-air. 

Co-host Isabel Webster joined the TV journalist and television presenter for Monday’s first episode of Breakfast with Eamonn and Isabel.

Holmes addressed the audience during the beginning of the show and said that he was receiving lovely messages from all over the country. They are eager to see what we do differently. We can do many things differently, we hope.

“We’re going do news. But we’re also going to do views. Your news is what we will do, because it matters to us.

Before his first morning show, he admitted that he didn’t sleep one night. 

He said, “We’re coming to an end of our first morning – but hopefully not the last.” New look.

Looking chipper: Eamonn looked full of energy as he left after his first show on GB News

Eamonn looks chipper after his first broadcast on GB News.

Eamonn has been a broadcaster and journalist for many years and this is his latest gig

Eamonn, a journalist and broadcaster over many years, is now this latest gig

‘I should make a plan for the future about getting up every morning. Last night, I didn’t get a single sleep. The alarm clock was a gift from my kids and it went off, but I could not turn it on.

In November, it was revealed that Holmes and Ruth Langsford would be leaving ITV. They had been hosting This Morning for 15 years.

Holmes stated that he was a broadcaster first and started-up broadcaster and that GB News was the best. This is the type of industry shakeup that the industry requires.

GB News is a great news source. It has a clever mixture of punchy debate and warm, friendly reporting.

‘To me, the greatest honor in journalism is giving voice to and respecting the unseen. That’s what GB News is all for.

The bright set behind them gave the new show a proper breakfast programme feel for day one

Their bright ensemble gave the show an authentic breakfast program feel on day one.

Difficult time: ‘Even my own family are bored of my moaning. It has caused some strain and Ruth is fed up of hearing about it and of me saying I can’t walk the dog or tidy up, but I can’t help it. It’s agony’

Oh no: Eammon Holmes has revealed the crippling pain he’s dealt with since his back injury has put ‘some strain’ on his relationship with wife Ruth Langsford, 61, as he told how she is ‘fed up’ with his constant ‘moaning’

Holmes, from Belfast, is the latest signing to the fledgling channel.

He joins on-air talent including former Sky anchor Colin Brazier, ITV News journalist Alastair Stewart and former Labour MP Gloria De Piero.

Before This Morning, Holmes presented GMTV and has also worked across radio, with slots on stations including Radio 5 Live, Magic, BBC Radio 2, and talkRadio. 

On New Year’s Day he revealed the crippling pain he’s dealt with since his back injury has put ‘some strain’ on his relationship with wife Ruth, 61, as he told how she is ‘fed up’ with his constant ‘moaning’.

 He admitted: ‘Even my own family are bored of my moaning. Ruth gets tired of my complaining and me telling her I can’t take care of the dog. It’s agony.

“I sometimes take Tramadol to manage it, but they don’t work all the time. They only provide so much. It gets me through a Saturday if we have plans, and suddenly everyone has a nice time again — but then the pain comes back.’