Eamonn Holmes announces huge career move with glamorous new co-host amid marriage split

Eamonn Holmes & Ruth Langsford
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Eamonn Holmes has made headlines with his unexpected career shift following the dramatic news of his split from Ruth Langsford, his wife of 14 years.

The television world was left stunned this weekend as Eamonn and Ruth, both 64, announced their divorce, ending a long-standing marriage that many fans admired. Amidst reports that Eamonn is distancing himself from what he perceives as Ruth's "very much orchestrated" narrative of their separation, the familiar TV personality is taking on a new challenge in the realm of travel presenting.

He's teaming up with Hayley Sparkes, who's 40. And Eamonn, known for his role on GB News, expressed his excitement about becoming the new face of The Travel Franchise.

Eamonn Holmes with Hayley Sparkes
Eamonn will team up with travel presenter Hayley -Credit:Instagram/hayleysparkestv

In a statement, he reflected on his experiences with the travel sector, especially during tumultuous times: "Working in news means that I often see or report on how the travel industry is disrupted. During the pandemic it was clear that those who had booked through travel agents had support and advice when they needed it most."

He further explained his approach to planning getaways: "If I want something done I get someone with expertise in that field to do it and travel is no different. I would never think of booking my holiday independently. I pick up the phone and talk to a travel consultant who I know and trust, and who can add a layer of value and security to help navigate any uncertainties, ensuring a smoother and more enjoyable travel experience."

Eamonn is set to join forces with Hayley, who has openly expressed her admiration by calling him her "idol". Together, they're launching a podcast, and Eamonn has already taken the helm at a seminar aboard the luxurious Sky Princess cruise ship, sailing through the enchanting waters of Scandinavia.

Hayley Sparkes
Hayley expressed her excitement about working with Eamonn -Credit:Instagram/@hayleysparkestv
Eamonn Holmes with Ruth Langsford at the NTA's
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford are reportedly divorcing -Credit:PA

Hayley, the new co-host of Eamonn, couldn't contain her excitement about working with the TV veteran. She took to Instagram to share a picture of them together and wrote: "What a dream come true! My TV Friend and broadcasting idol @eamonnholmes will be working with @notjusttravelofficial. I can't wait to work alongside Eamonn co-hosting the travel podcast and presenting together on trips around the world."

Despite his professional high, Eamonn is reportedly 'furious' over his split from Ruth Langsford, having spent months trying to salvage their marriage.

Following the public announcement of their split on Saturday, Eamonn was said to preparing to address the situation publicly for the first time when he returns to GB News after the Bank Holiday.