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Inside Eamonn Holmes’ million pound TV career as he quits This Morning for GB News

Eamonn Holmes has presented This Morning with his wife Ruth Langford for the last 15 years but is now said to be embarking on a ‘new era’ as he is leaving to join new digital channel GB News

Eamonn Holmes attracts huge salaries after more than four decades in the business

Eamonn Holmes is set to be starting a new chapter as he quits This Morning after 15 years to join new TV channel GB News

But the veteran broadcaster, 61, who has fronted a string of news shows including Sky News Sunrise and GM:TV, attracts a hefty fee as one of the best in the news business.

So as the presenting pro looks to be making another massive move, we lift the lid on how he built up his career as one of the nation’s best loved broadcasters to wrack up a very impressive net worth.

Eamonn’s first big break was starting GM:TV in 1993 and hosted the first show alongside Anne Davies before he left the show in April 2005 to join Sky’s Sunrise.

The Northern Irish natives switch to Sky saw his salary sore as he also joined ITV’s This Morning in 2006 to present alongside his now wife Ruth Langford.








Ruth and Eamonn have presented This Morning together since 2006
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His combined income from fronting both shows saw him attract a £2.8 million salary and the highest-paid TV star of 2011.

He left Sky in 2016 after 11 years said at the time the role fulfilled his childhood dream.

In a statement on his Facebook page, Eamonn wrote: “Anchoring my own breakfast show for 11 years has been for me the stuff of boyhood dreams.

“It was the job I hoped to do as a young Belfast lad – and because of Sky News I got there!

He continued to co-host with wife Ruth on This Morning but after four-decades in TV career he was hit with a belly-blow when the pair were axed from the weekday schedule and given a school holidays slot.

After the This Morning change was announce, Eamonn liked a number of tweets from fans who complained about them being replaced.







Eamonn has cemented himself as one of the biggest names in the presenting world









Eamonn and Ruth were axed from weekday presenting on This Morning and instead appear in school holidays



Aside from TV, Eamonn also presented the drive time show on talkRADIO from January 2018 until 2020 and released his autobiography, This Is My Life, in 2006.

Eamonn also owns TV production company Red, White and Green to receive income from radio broadcasting, which he runs with wife Ruth showed £1.1 million in the coffers in 2020.



He recently spoke about how his biggest achievement was “surviving” the cut-throat TV industry for four decades.

He said: “The art of television is surviving. People say ‘what’s your biggest achievement?’ and it’s actually staying the course for 41 years.

“It’s getting on the conveyor belt, that’s tough but staying on the conveyor belt is much tougher.”








Throwback: Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes became a popular couple both on and off screen
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Eamonn, who is dad to son Jack, 19, who he shares with wife Ruth, along with Declan, 32, Rebecca, 30, and Niall, 28, is reportedly worth around £3million.

And his apparent latest venture to new digital channel GB News, could be his biggest challenge to date.

Details are yet to emerge but sources say the presenter is likely to be given his own show, which will air a few times every week, with an insider saying: “Eamonn’s move to GB News marks the end of an era. He’ll be missed by many ITV viewers but, the truth is, this job offer probably came at just the right moment for both him and ITV. All good things come to an end.””

Current presenters on GB News, which was launched by regular This Morning guest Andrew Neal, include Dan Wooton, Kirsty Gallacher and, veteran ITV News broadcaster Alastair Stewart and former BBC News host Simon McCoy.

An Insider told The Mirror: “Eamonn’s move to GB News marks the end of an era.”


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