Eamonn Holmes Bio, Wiki
Eamonn Holmes is an Irish journalist and broadcaster. He is well-known for his work on GMTV, Sky News Sunrise, and This Morning.
Eamonn Holmes Age
He was born on 3 December 1959, in Belfast, United Kingdom. He is 61 years old as of 2020.
Eamonn Holmes Height
His actual height has yet to be revealed, but it will be updated as soon as his body measurements are released.
Eamonn Holmes Family
Holmes is a very private person when it comes to his personal details. Thus he has not disclosed any details on his family. We will be sure to update you once this information is available to us.
Eamonn Holmes Wife
On 26 June 2010, Holmes married his long term partner Ruth Langsford at Elvetham Hall in Hampshire. The couple sold exclusive rights to report on the wedding ceremony and the reception to Hello! magazine in a deal that saw the publication feature the event over two issues, in July 2010. The couple have a son called Jack Alexander (b. 2002); Holmes also has three children, Declan, Rebecca and Niall from his first marriage.
Eamonn Holmes First Wife
In 1985, Holmes married his first wife, Gabrielle Holmes, with whom he has three children, Declan, Rebecca and Niall. They separated in 1994, due to Holmes’ father’s death and journalism career taking a toll on their marriage.
Eamonn Holmes Career
Before entering broadcasting, Holmes worked for a Dublin-based business magazine. In 1979, he joined Ulster Television, the ITV franchise contractor for Northern Ireland working as a host and reporter for the station’s Farming Ulster programme. Afterwards, he teamed up with Ulster Television’s sports reporters, Leslie Dawes (1922–2014) and Jackie Fullerton, to assist in covering sporting events in the province.
In 1982, Holmes was moved into news and current affairs reporting when he was tasked to anchor Ulster Television’s flagship Good Evening Ulster programme. Holmes succeeded Gloria Hunniford who had presented the show since its launch in 1979. Holmes was the third choice to present the programme after trial runs by news reporters Gary Gillespie and Gerry Kelly.
In addition to his news and current affairs role, Holmes has also hosted other Ulster Television productions, including Miss Northern Ireland gala specials in 1985 and 1986. With Ulster Television, he won a Hometown Radio Award. He departed in 1986 to join the BBC. At the corporation’s Manchester studios, Holmes worked as a presenter on the daytime Open Air programme which was broadcast nationally on BBC1.
Eamonn Holmes Television presenting
Holmes has presented coverage of snooker, horse racing, darts and tennis on television. He was also the presenter of ITV’s coverage of the Phil Taylor vs. Raymond van Barneveld showdown at the Wembley Conference Centre in 1999.
In 1993, Holmes started working at GMTV, hosting the first show on 1 January 1993 with Anne Davies. He had a falling-out with his subsequent co-host Anthea Turner; however, they were reunited on a BBC NI show entitled The Friday Show in 2009.
Holmes presented the BBC National Lottery game show Jet Set between 2001 and 2007.
In April 2005, he left GMTV, stating the show had run out of real news and became celebrity obsessed shortly before his departure.
After leaving GMTV in April 2005, Holmes joined Sky News six months later to present the new-look Sunrise programme. He initially hosted the show with Lorna Dunkley between October 2005 and January 2007, then with Charlotte Hawkins from 2007 to 2014. Hawkins defected to ITV in March 2014 and was replaced by Isabel Webster. In September 2016, Holmes announced his departure from the programme after eleven years.
Holmes presented SUDO-Q, a BBC quiz show between December 2005 and March 2007.
In 2006, Holmes began presenting ITV daytime programme This Morning on Friday mornings until January 2021. Since 2021, he still works on the show, co-presenting This Morning with his partner Ruth Langsford, however from Monday to Thursday during school holidays only.
In 2006, Holmes hosted US game show The Rich List. In 2009, Holmes co-presented the ITV series The Feelgood Factor with Myleene Klass. He presented eight episodes of Songs of Praise from 2009 until 2014. Holmes guest presented an episode of Have I Got News for You, in 2010.
In 2014, Holmes and Ruth Langsford co-hosted a 10-part ITV daytime game show, Gift Wrapped. In 2015, Holmes and Langsford presented a six-part factual series for Channel 5 entitled Eamonn & Ruth: How the Other Half Lives. The programme returned for a second series in September 2016 and a third in June 2017.
In 2016, Holmes presented Channel 5 panel show It’s Not Me, It’s You. Vicky Pattison and Kelly Brook were team captains on the show.
Holmes has guest presented numerous episodes of Good Morning Britain since April 2017.
From March 2018, Holmes co-presented Do the Right Thing with Ruth Langsford on Channel 5.
in February 2020, Holmes lost a First Tier Tribunal (FTT) appeal regarding his status as a freelancer under IR35 rules, with the judge determining his contract with ITV’s This Morning programme amounted to employment. Giving evidence in the proceedings, Holmes described himself as “..one of the best live television presenters in the country.”
Other television work
In 2001, Holmes appeared on Lily Savage’s Blankety Blank. In 2013, Holmes was a judge on the CBBC Blue Peter talent search for a new presenter, Blue Peter – You Decide.
Eamonn Holmes ITV
Holmes has made four appearances on the long-running game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire?. The first time, he played with Alex Ferguson on 25 December 2004. On 1 September 2007, he played with Kay Burley. On 20 May 2012, he returned with Ruth Langsford by his side. Finally, on 19 December 2013, to celebrate the end of Millionaire on ITV, Holmes re-appeared on the show with Alex Ferguson. Holmes has also appeared on celebrity editions of game shows including Fifteen to One, Call My Bluff, All Star Mr & Mrs, Tipping Point: Lucky Stars, Catchphrase and The Chase.
Holmes has also made regular appearances on Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and in 2015, he was heavily tipped as a housemate for Celebrity Big Brother 16. He has been a panellist on numerous episodes of Through the Keyhole and appeared in ITV’s Guess the Star in 2017. Since November 2017, he has provided the voiceover for Biggleton on CBeebies.
On 19 September 2021, Eamonn Holmes was featured on “The Meaning of Life” on RTE Television, Ireland.
Eamonn Holmes Radio
Holmes’ foray into radio broadcasting was at Downtown Radio, Northern Ireland’s first commercial independent radio station, in the late 1980s.
From around 2003, Holmes presented The Eamonn Holmes Show on Radio 5 Live on Saturday mornings between 9 and 11 am for 6 years, last airing on 30 May 2009 as Holmes’ contract with the BBC was not renewed. In 2005, Holmes hosted his own programme on London radio station Magic 105.4.
For a few weeks in 2008, Holmes took over Michael Parkinson’s Sunday morning show on Radio 2.
In 2016, Holmes presented his own radio show on talkRADIO. The show was called Let’s Talk With Eamonn Holmes and was broadcast on Saturdays from 6 am to 8 am and Sundays from 11 am to 1 pm.
From January 2018 till February 2020, Holmes presented the weekday drivetime show on talkRADIO.
Eamonn Holmes Book and Autobiography
Holmes writes a column for The People newspaper. His autobiography was released in May 2006. The autobiography is called This is MY Life, a reference to another famous Irish Eamonn – Eamonn Andrews, after whom he was named. The book reveals some of what occurred behind the scenes during his tenure at GMTV.
Her annual salary is estimated to range between $ 100,000 – $ 500,000.
Eamonn Holmes Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as a journalist.