Eamonn Holmes has confirmed he is to quit This Morning for GB News.
The broadcaster is leaving his role on ITV’s daytime show after more than 15 years.
He will front a new programme on GB News in 2022.
In a statement today (10 December), he announced: “I’ve spent my career on broadcasting firsts and start-ups, and GB News is one of the most exciting yet.
“It’s just the kind of shake-up the industry needs.”
He added: “I’ve admired GB News from the beginning for its clever mix of punchy debate but delivered with warmth and even some fun.
“To me the greatest honour in journalism is to give a voice and respect to the unheard, and that’s exactly what GB News is all about.”
Eamonn has been a presenter on This Morning since 2006 alongside wife Ruth Langsford.
The pair had regularly fronted the show on Fridays with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield taking charge the rest of the week.
However in 2020 it was revealed that they would be replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary. Eamonn and Ruth currently continue to front the show during school holidays.
They tweeted at the time: “It’s a changing of the guard on Fridays from January. We hope you make Alison and Dermot as welcome as you’ve made us over the years. Have a Ball you two !
It’s not Goodbye from us, it’s simply Au Revoir until the next half term.”
According to sources, Ruth – who has appeared on This Morning since 1999 – is “unlikely” to remain on the show but will continue her regular role as a panellist on Loose Women.
GB News launched in June in the UK, claiming to offer “news, opinion & debate for all the UK”.