Anthea Turner says her bitter feud with Eamonn Holmes forced her off 'GMTV'.

Anthea Turner

Anthea Turner

The 61-year-old presenter - who hosted 'GMTV' with Eamonn between 1994 to 1996 - claims she was unfairly labelled as ambitious and ruthless and it negatively affected her career.

She told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "Revenge is a dish best served sweet. Best of all, I’m still here.

"I thought it was sad. I just wanted to do the job I enjoyed, but unfortunately the roles have to be labelled.

"I was always asked if I was ambitious and, if I said yes, I was made out to be a ruthless person who would walk over anybody to get where I wanted. It would be said that I was hormonal, or I was stamping my feet.

"And yet ask that question to a man, and if he’s ambitious, we think, ‘What a guy’.

"You’d never hear anyone say that about Eamonn or Phillip Schofield. No, they’re just doing their job.”

Anthea and Eamonn, 61 - who famously labelled her 'Princess Tippy Toes' - have since buried the hatchet but she admitted she can't entirely forget.

She said: "I think as you get older, you look back and smile. It’s more like water off a duck’s back now.

“I definitely haven’t got ‘bitter’ or ‘twisted’ tattooed across my forehead.

“I haven’t weighed myself down with anything from the past, or any of that negativity."