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Belfast-born television host Eamonn Holmes reportedly set to quit This Morning to join GB News

Eamonn Holmes and his wife Ruth Langsford were removed from their regular Friday timeslot on This Morning last year

BELFAST-born television host Eamonn Holmes is reportedly set to quit This Morning to join GB News.

It is understood the 61-year-old presenter will host his own show on the free-to-air news channel several times a week.

While there was no confirmation last night from the TV host or GB News, reports suggest he will begin work with the channel in the new year.

When GB News launched earlier this year, Holmes had said he hoped the channel got a "decent chance".

In a tweet at the time: "We need a shake-up on the news front.

"I have huge respect for TV news but this is a reminder news is not just Westminster or a constant woke agenda."

The reported move comes after Holmes and his wife Ruth Langsford were removed from their regular Friday timeslot on This Morning last year and replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary.

However, the couple have continued to host the popular daytime show during holidays.

His departure after 15 years with the show comes just months after he was was forced to apologise for saying it "suited the state narrative" to dismiss bizarre theories that link 5G and the coronavirus.

His comments, while presenting This Morning, received more than 400 complaints to regulator OFCOM.

Holmes was forced to later clarify on air that "there is no connection between the present national health emergency and 5G and to suggest otherwise would be wrong and indeed it could be possibly dangerous".

If the move is confirmed, he will join a line-up at GB News that includes former BBC journalist Simon McCoy, ex-Sky broadcaster Kirsty Gallacher, former ITV News presenter Alastair Stewart and politicians Nigel Farage and Arlene Foster.

GB News were contacted for comment last night.

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