The star addressed the situation after receiving complaints from viewers about his light-hearted conversation with Ruth on the programme about her going into labour in response to a heartbreaking episode of BBC show Ambulance.
He tweeted on Friday: “In reply to a number of complaints…. I am hurt beyond belief that @C4Gogglebox 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. Idiotic and cruel edit.”
Gogglebox’s apology, which the show issued in response to Eamonn, read: “We have apologised to Eamonn over what happened in this week’s episode. We understand and respect Eamonn’s feelings on such a deeply personal story.
“We have taken the decision to edit the episode for future repeats and All4. We look forward to working with Eamonn and Ruth for the rest of the series.”