Eamonn Holmes



Belfast-born Holmes trained as a journalist with Ulster Television, getting his first major break when he took over from Gloria Hunniford as host of Good Evening Ulster at the age of 21, making him the UK's youngest-ever regional news anchor.

Early jobs on the mainland included the behind-the-scenes/TV discussion shows Open Air and TV Weekly, as well as Pot Black Timefame, before he took up residence on the GMTV sofa. Since then, he's sprung up all over the place (though - apart from that sofa - he's mostly worked for the BBC). Outside his game show credits, his other shows have included How Do They Do That?, The National Lottery Live and Sporting Greats. He also presents a weekend show on Radio Five Live and made a high-profile defection from GMTV to Sky News.

Recently he and partner Ruth Langsford (sometime presenter of *clenches teeth* The Answer Lies in the Soil) have been presenting This Morning when Phil 'n' Holly aren't on hand.


He was named after Eamonn Andrews because his mum was a fan.

When GMTV began in 1993, it was Holmes' words of "A new day, a new year, a new television station. You are waking up to GMTV" that got the ball rolling.

The manufacturers of the Eamonn Holmes-endorsed DVD game Spell had to re-print 10,000 copies after getting his name wrong on the packaging. Holmes spotted "Eamon" on the box cover when he was sent one of the DVDs to sign.


First Artist Management, 3 Tenterden Street, London W1S 1TD

Books / CDs

This Is My Life (autobiography): hardback | paperback | compact disc

Web links

Internet Movie Database entry


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