Eamonn Holmes wants to know why he was axed from 'This Morning'.

Eamonn Holmes wants to know why he was axed from This Morning

Eamonn Holmes wants to know why he was axed from This Morning

The 62-year-old broadcaster fronted the ITV brunch-time TV show with his wife Ruth Langsford from 2006 until 2022 and while he claims the version of events ITV tells is that he "left them to go to GB News" - which ITV denies - he has now accused the channel of "putting out all the lies they want".

He said: "The department of disinformation at ITV can put out all the lies they want. I wish somebody would show me the email or the letter that I was sent to say, ‘Eamonn, this is why this is coming to an end’. But to tell lies, that I left them to go to GB News ... I didn’t – they left me. Let’s get it straight. They left me. I don’t care, because our audience is only up."

Former 'X Factor' presenter Dermot O'Leary and ex-'Big Brother' star Alison Hammond took over the show's Friday slot while Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield remain as regular presenters on Mondays to Thursdays.

Eamonn added that while TV companies are at liberty to do as they please, it has "surprised" him who has been kept.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "You have no right to be there. TV companies can do whatever they want with you. It’s just, sometimes it surprises you, the ones they hold on to."

A spokesperson for ITV said: "This isn’t a version of events that we recognise, and as we have said before we wish Eamonn all of the very best."

The former 'Sunrise' presenter - who has son Jack, 20, with Ruth and as well as Declan, 33, Rebecca, 31, and Niall, 29, from his first marriage to Gabrielle - added that it is "too sensitive" for him to watch 'This Morning' these days.

But he paid tribute to his "phenomenally successful" wife Ruth - who continues to present 'Loose Women' on a regular basis - and claimed that it is like "being married to Victoria Beckham" after she embarked on a fashion career.

He said: "Ruth is now phenomenally successful as a fashion designer for QVC. She is the second-highest selling clothing brand on QVC internationally. She spends her time agonising over detail and plans and designs – it must be like being married to Victoria Beckham, you know? It’s all-consuming really."