This Morning star Eamonn Holmes, 60, recently accused Channel 4’s Celebrity Gogglebox of airing a “cruel” edit of him and his wife Ruth Langsford, 60, watching a segment from BBC One’s Ambulance. After the presenter shared his side of the story online, one Twitter user had accused him of “throwing a tantrum”. Now, Eamonn has confronted the comment after Channel 4 publicly apologised for their “bad edit”.
No amount of logic or sensitivity.
It comes after Channel 4 released a statement to apologise to Eamonn and Ruth after the host spoke out about the “tsunami of hate” he had received following on from his appearance, yesterday.
Eamonn received many complaints online after Gogglebox showed the presenter watching a clip of a 10-year-old boy trying to resuscitate his dad after he had suffered from a heart attack.
The complaints emerged after the edit replaced Eamonn’s heartfelt speech about his father’s death, which was caused by a heart attack, and replaced it with him joking about when he once drove Ruth to hospital while she was in labour.
Channel 4 wrote on Twitter yesterday: “We have apologised to Eamonn over what happened in this week’s episode.
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“We understand and respect Eamonn’s feelings on such a deeply personal story,” they continued.
“We have taken the decision to edit the episode for future repeats and All4.”
They concluded their statement by writing: “We look forward to working with Eamonn and Ruth for the rest of the series.”
Soon after Channel 4 shared their apology, the journalist shared the post and added: “For those who judged me wrongly. I think it’s important you read this.
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“It was a bad edit and we move on with what should be a fun experience on what is almost always a very entertaining programme. Thank you @C4Gogglebox.”
However, while many of Eamonn’s loyal followers supported his story, one Twitter user wrote: “I think he’s throwing a tantrum.
“Because the spotlight wasn’t on him. Grow up Holmes.”
Once Eamonn saw their response, he decided to confront their opinion today by announcing to his one million followers: “This is the sort of insensitive ignoramus no amount of logic or sensitivity reaches.”
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Meanwhile, after the ITV favourite hit back at their comment, many rushed to support the presenter online.
One wrote to the star: “You and I know one word that describe people like this. I’ve said it for you… in a loud shouty voice. Feel better for that!”
Another commented: “Eamonn, you were unfairly treated. I’m so sorry about your dad and that you had to experience it first hand.
“What they did was underhanded and sly. They shouldn’t have done that knowing what the truth was. It was callous.”
This comes after Eamonn spoke out on Instagram last night about the “tsunami of hatred” he received from those who watched the programme on Friday.
Speaking to footballer Lianne Sanderson on an Instagram Live, the broadcaster discussed: “So, to the public watching, they saw that as me being disrespectful, ignoring the tragedy.
“And this tsunami of hatred to just need an excuse to hate you for a million reasons,” he explained.
“They hate you for being on the telly. They hate you for being overweight. They hate you for being Irish. There are a thousand things they could say they hate you for and then it all comes out.”