Eamonn Holmes has hit out at Studio Lambert, the creators of Celebrity Gogglebox on Channel 4, after they used a segment of him making a joke about wife Ruth Langsford ‘s labour during a section from BBC’s Ambulance.
In the Ambulance clip, a young boy spoke to the emergency operators as his father had a heart attack and stopped breathing.
The young boy gave his dad CPR under the instruction of the operator and got his dad breathing again, leaving Ruth in tears.
But when the show aired, the emotional clip featured Eamonn joking about how he managed to get Ruth to the hospital when she was giving birth to their son Jack.
He took to Twitter to address the moment after some fan backlash.
The This Morning presenter said: “In reply to a number of complaints…
“I am hurt beyond belief that Gogglebox chose not to use me talking about my father dying from a heart attack at the side of a road and replace it with a funny story following a young lad giving his father CPR.”
He added: “Idiotic and cruel edit.”
In a second tweet, Eamonn said: “So following a tragedy that has forever haunted my family, I am in no mood for criticising holier than thou mouthpieces on here who haven’t gone through what we did.
“I had nothing but praise and emotion for the Ambulance control room TV programme. An atrocious edit Studio Lambert.”
The ITV regular continued: “How my father died was a particularly horrible experience for my mother, my younger brother and his friend who were all in the car.
“The resuscitation in the BBC Ambulance programme was as close as could be to my dad’s passing. Yet I am the one edited to make it look like a laugh.”
A fan replied to him saying: “I hope Gogglebox apologises to you, your mum and family for heartlessly using a joke for such a sensitive and personal subject.”
Quote-tweeting the message, Eamonn wrote: “So do I,” and tagged the official Studio Lambert account.
As of yet, the Studio Lambert account and Gogglebox account have not responded.
Daily Star Online has contacted a representative for the show for comment.
Celebrity Gogglebox airs Fridays at 9pm on Channel 4