Eamonn Holmes is praised by viewers for his GB News debut on channel’s new look breakfast show 

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Eamonn Holmes received an outpouring of praise on Monday as he made his debut on GB News.

The veteran broadcaster, 62, launched the channel’s new look breakfast show with his co-host, former Sky colleague Isabel Webster.

Eamonn was ‘a breath of fresh air’ for GB News one viewer declared, while others praised his professionalism and the show’s relaxed format.

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A hit: Eamonn Holmes received an outpouring of praise on Monday as he made his debut on GB News with his co-host, former Sky colleague Isabel Webster

A hit: Eamonn Holmes received an outpouring of praise on Monday as he made his debut on GB News with his co-host, former Sky colleague Isabel Webster

Eamonn asked viewers for feedback on Breakfast with Eamonn and Isabel during the show on Monday, tweeting: ‘Well folks …. What do you think of it so far ? #Breakfast with Eamonn & Isabel.’

Many rushed to share their congratulations, with Eamonn retweeting a string of compliments, including one which read: ‘Love it you two are really great, you are a breath of fresh air in the mornings Eamonn. well done!’ 

‘Go for it you guys. Bringing some real credibility to GB News,’ agreed another viewer. 

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Debut:  Eamonn, 62, who left ITV last year, asked viewers for feedback on Breakfast with Eamonn and Isabel during the show on Monday

Debut:  Eamonn, 62, who left ITV last year, asked viewers for feedback on Breakfast with Eamonn and Isabel during the show on Monday

Another fan wrote on Twitter: ‘Breakfast tv is mostly down to chemistry & relaxed presentation not 2 people sitting rigidly reading the information. Well done @GBNEWS it’s great now. Eamonn & Isobel have got it.’

Many viewers praised the ‘laid back’ format of the show, which relies heavily on viewer interraction.

‘Excellent laid back but professional style from you both. No shouting and battling each other for camera time. Also a positive perspective for a news channel is very refreshing. Onward and upwards GB NEWS,’ read one tweet.

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Back on screens: Eamonn was 'a breath of fresh air' for GB News one viewer declared, while others praised his professionalism and the show's relaxed format

Back on screens: Eamonn was ‘a breath of fresh air’ for GB News one viewer declared, while others praised his professionalism and the show’s relaxed format

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Praise: Many rushed to share their congratulations, with Eamonn retweeting a string of compliments

Praise: Many rushed to share their congratulations, with Eamonn retweeting a string of compliments

Others commented though that Eamonn seemed ‘nervous’ during the new venture, with one viewer tweeting:  ‘Jury’s out at the moment, not keen on the new set, too ITN.’

‘Eamonn looks wooden and nervous, but then again it is first day at grown up school so prepared to give it a little while yet…..Bonne chance.’ 

At the close of Monday’s show, Eamonn hinted at his nerves when he admitted ‘he didn’t sleep a wink’ before he went on air.  

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Professional: Many viewers praised the 'laid back' format of the show, which relies heavily on viewer interraction as well as Eamonn and Isabel's chemistry

Professional: Many viewers praised the ‘laid back’ format of the show, which relies heavily on viewer interraction as well as Eamonn and Isabel’s chemistry

Speaking to the audience at the start of the show, Holmes said: ‘I’m having some lovely messages from people all around the country who are looking forward to whatever we’re going to do differently. Hopefully we are going to do lots of things differently.

‘We’re going to do news, but we’re going to do news with views. We’re going to do your news, because if it is important to you, it is important to us.’

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He admitted he ‘didn’t sleep a wink’ ahead of his first breakfast show on the channel. 

Signing off at the end of the programme, he said: ‘We are coming to the end of our first day – and hopefully not our last day of the GB News breakfast show. A new look.

Nervous: Others commented though that Eamonn seemed 'nervous' during the new venture, with one viewer tweeting: 'Jury’s out at the moment'

Nervous: Others commented though that Eamonn seemed ‘nervous’ during the new venture, with one viewer tweeting: ‘Jury’s out at the moment’

Looking chipper: Eamonn looked full of energy as he left after his first show on GB News

Looking chipper: Eamonn looked full of energy as he left after his first show on GB News

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Eamonn has been a broadcaster and journalist for many years and this is his latest gig

Eamonn has been a broadcaster and journalist for many years and this is his latest gig

‘I need to make a long-term plan about how to get up in the morning. I didn’t sleep a wink last night. My kids brought me a fancy alarm clock that went off and then I couldn’t turn it off.’

It was announced in November that Holmes would be leaving ITV after 15 years hosting This Morning alongside his wife Ruth Langsford.

In announcing his departure from ITV, Holmes said: ‘I’ve spent my career on broadcasting firsts and start-ups and GB News is one of the most exciting yet. It’s just the kind of shake-up the industry needs.

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‘I’ve admired GB News from the beginning for its clever mix of punchy debate but delivered with warmth and even some fun.

‘To me the greatest honour in journalism is to give a voice and respect to the unheard, and that’s exactly what GB News is all about.’

New start:  It was announced in November that Holmes would be leaving ITV after 15 years hosting This Morning alongside his wife Ruth Langsford

New start:  It was announced in November that Holmes would be leaving ITV after 15 years hosting This Morning alongside his wife Ruth Langsford

Holmes, from Belfast, is the latest signing to the fledgling channel.

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He joins on-air talent including former Sky anchor Colin Brazier, ITV News journalist Alastair Stewart and former Labour MP Gloria De Piero.

Before This Morning, Holmes presented GMTV and has also worked across radio, with slots on stations including Radio 5 Live, Magic, BBC Radio 2, and talkRadio. 

On New Year’s Day he revealed the crippling pain he’s dealt with since his back injury has put ‘some strain’ on his relationship with wife Ruth, 61, as he told how she is ‘fed up’ with his constant ‘moaning’.

 He admitted: ‘Even my own family are bored of my moaning. It has caused some strain and Ruth is fed up of hearing about it and of me saying I can’t walk the dog or tidy up, but I can’t help it. It’s agony.

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‘I take Tramadol sometimes to help it but you can’t take them all the time and they will only give you so much. It gets me through a Saturday if we have plans, and suddenly everyone has a nice time again — but then the pain comes back.’

Oh no: Eammon recently revealed the crippling pain he's dealt with since his back injury has put 'some strain' on his relationship with wife Ruth Langsford, 61, as he told how she is 'fed up' with his constant 'moaning'

Oh no: Eammon recently revealed the crippling pain he’s dealt with since his back injury has put ‘some strain’ on his relationship with wife Ruth Langsford, 61, as he told how she is ‘fed up’ with his constant ‘moaning’

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