Eamonn Holmes returns to TV with stinging jibes after Ruth Langsford split

Eamonn Holmes on GB News today
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Eamonn Holmes returned to TV today after it was revealed he and wife Ruth Langsford had split - and he was in no mood to pull in any punches.

The presenter, 64, fronted his Breakfast with Eamonn and Isobel show on GB News from 6am, following the announcement that his 27-year relationship with Loose Women's Ruth is over.

He attacked Rishi Sunak, tore into an MP who appeared on the show, and accused the government of "stealing", but struck a note of gratitude when referencing his break-up.

Eamonn addressed it an hour into the show, saying: "I'd like to thank people for their support for Ruth and I over the last few days as to the news of our separation. Your support for both of us is very much appreciated."

Eamonn and Ruth on This Morning
Eamonn thanked fans for their support of him and Ruth Langsford -Credit:Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock

However, though newspaper front pages about his marriage were not shown in the early paper review, the star had no problem making his views known on other aspects of the news.

Among his targets were prime minister Rishi Sunak, who was mocked after he was seen playing football. Comparing him to a school headteacher, he said: "Can this man get any more boring than he is?

"This business of conscription, this business of maths. He just would have made a perfect awful head teacher, wouldn't he? Oh, Mr Sunak's in today, he's a right bore, he is."

He added: "You don't see presidential candidates in America doing this. They act Presidentially. All this business of kicking footballs is a lot of nonsense."

Eamonn Holmes on today's GB News
Eamonn Holmes was back on TV this morning on GB News -Credit:GB News

Eamonn also accused the government of "stealing" from "people who are out there earning" with retrospective taxes during an interview with MP Mel Stride where he spoke dismissively of "the department of thievery".

A spokesperson told The Sun on Saturday that Eamonn and Ruth - familiar to millions for their time fronting This Morning together on Fridays - had come to an end.

It said: "Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes have confirmed their marriage is over and they are in the process of divorcing.”

He did not address the news at the start of his GB News show today and front pages that carried stories about the split were not shown on air.