Celebrity Gogglebox was removed from the All4 catch-up service after Eamonn Holmes criticized the show for leaving out a scene of his about his father’s death.
Fans took to Twitter to complain that the episode had been removed from the online service, in some cases while they were still watching the program, sparking speculation that it would be re-edited after Friday’s backlash.
It comes after Eamonn took to Twitter to sue the show’s ‘foolish and cruel choice’ to make a clip of him laughing and joking after a harrowing moment from the BBC series Ambulance, rather than a filmed clip of him about the death of his father.
Drama: Celebrity Gogglebox has been removed from All4 catch-up after Eamonn Holmes criticized the show for leaving out a scene of his about his father’s passing
A viewer tweeted, “Why was Celebrity Gogglebox taken from me halfway through All4 while I was watching it?”
Another wrote: ‘Watch Celebrity Gogglebox on @ All4 and they removed it when it was halfway through. Maybe edit an @EamonnHolmes again. ‘
A third also wrote, “Celebrity Gogglebox isn’t on All4 yet and I’m fuming.”
No, that’s about 3 times I went to watch @ All4 shows and they have been removed. I want to watch Celebrity Gogglebox, ‘wrote one fan.
MailOnline has contacted Channel 4 representatives for comment.
Annoyed: Viewers took to Twitter to complain they couldn’t stream the episode after Eamonn criticized the social media show
On Friday, Eamonn criticized Celebrity Gogglebox for the ‘idiot and cruel’ bosses’ choice to make a clip of him laughing and joking instead of discussing his father’s death.
The broadcaster struck in a series of tweets claiming that bosses chose to make him react comically to a poignant moment in BBC’s Ambulance, rather than discussing the moment when his father died of a heart attack.
TV veteran Eamonn appeared on the show alongside wife Ruth Langsford, 60, with whom he presents on This Morning.
Controversial: On Friday, Eamonn criticized Celebrity Gogglebox for the ‘idiotic and cruel’ bosses’ choice to make a clip of him laughing and joking instead of discussing his father’s death
After the episode, he took to Twitter and shared, “ In response to some complaints … I’m incredibly hurt that @ C4Gogglebox chose not to use me to talk about my dad who died of a heart attack on the side of a away…
‘[They] replace it with a funny story about a young boy who gives his father CPR. Wacky and cruel operation. ‘
He then said, “So after a tragedy that has haunted my family forever, I am in no mood to criticize more sacred than you mouthpieces here who have not experienced what we have done.
Furious: The broadcaster slammed into a string of tweets claiming bosses chose to make him react comically to a poignant moment in BBC’s Ambulance
Sad: Eamonn described his father’s passing as a ‘particularly horrible experience for my mother, my younger brother and his friend who were all in the car’ (photo Leonard Holmes)
He said: ‘I was incredibly hurt that @ C4Gogglebox chose not to use me to talk about my father who died of a roadside heart attack and replaced it with a funny story’
“I only had praise and emotion for the TV program of the emergency room Ambulance. A horrifying operation. ‘
Finally, the star wrote, “How my father died was a particularly horrifying experience for my mother, my younger brother, and his friend, who were all in the car.
“The resuscitation in the BBC Ambulance program came as close as possible to the death of my father. Still, I am the one who has been edited to make it look like a smile. ‘
MailOnline contacted Channel 4 for comment.
Emotional: In the scene that criticized Eamonn, the celebrities were moved by a touching story in which a child called 999 to report that her father was having a heart attack
In the scene Eamonn criticized, the celebrities were moved by a touching story in which a child called 999 to report that her father was having a heart attack.
He lost consciousness and seemed to have died, but the child was amazingly able to resuscitate him with the help of the emergency operator.
In the show, Eamonn discussed the moment when he frantically drove his then pregnant wife Ruth to the hospital in 2002 so she could give birth to their son Jack.
Reminiscent: In the show, Eamonn then discussed the moment he drove his then-pregnant wife Ruth to the hospital in 2002 so she could give birth to their son Jack.
Eamonn said, “I can only say that your contractions started when you had Jack.
“I hate to sing my own praise, but thank goodness I was an ambulance that day, I brought you there in the nick of time.”
When Ruth told her to still give him directions to the hospital, he said, “Look, did I take you there?” Have you had the child in the hospital under medical supervision?
“Thanks to me everything will be fine.”
Just kidding: Eamonn said, “I can only say your contractions started when you had Jack. I hate to sing my own praise, but thank goodness I was an ambulance that day ‘
As a result, viewers at home began to tweet criticism of the ‘callous’ moment.
One wrote: ‘@EamonnHolmes to take Ruth to the hospital to have a baby – with a 10-year-old boy doing chest compressions to his dad who just had a heart attack – is incredible!’
Another said: “Did Eamonn Holmes compare comparing his wife’s driving to the hospital with a 10-year-old giving chest compressions to his dying father on #CelebrityGogglebox? Unreal…’
However, the presenter didn’t ignore the trolls and hit back with, “Please read my posts. I expect an apology or an understanding from you ….. or are you not man enough? ‘
In another tweet, he wrote, “I’m devastated that it hurt the boy, the ambulance service, and my entire family … sometimes I despair when making decisions on TV.”
Trolls: Following this, viewers at home began to tweet criticism about the ‘callous’ moment when Eamonn had no problems responding
However, another viewer decided to tell Eamonn that it’s “not just about him” in a cruel tweet that follows him for expressing his upset.
They wrote, “Not everything about you. It is a light entertainment program. ‘
To which he replied curtly, “Shut up.”
When a viewer entered, “Wait a minute, don’t blame the editorial staff. With a program like this, the Edit Producer decides, not the Editor. Be careful who you blame and scapegoat if you don’t know the process. ‘
Knockback: Eamonn hit back many users who criticized him and said to a viewer, “I know the process much better than you do, I’m sure.”
Eamonn became furious and hit back, “You’re another who can fuck … don’t teach me about the process. I know the process much better than you do, I’m sure. For simplicity, I don’t have to be an anorak like you! Technically you are right, but you sound annoying! ‘
Another viewer lashed out at Eamonn by sharing, “Sorry, but you were talking about you after a 10-year-old saved his father’s life was a very bad taste.”
To which he replied, “Read the post … or are you just fat?”
Angry: When another viewer left a comment, Eamonn shared “Read the message … or are you just fat?”
In the end, the star decided enough was enough and told fans that he put down his phone and went to bed.
He said, “Thank you everyone for seeing what happened tonight. Just terrible that it is so and that I had to explain it.
Anyone who works at The Ambulance Service or who has experienced the impact of Sudden Death will understand. I have to put my phone down now. Good night.’
Goodnight: Finally the star decided enough was enough and told fans he put his phone down and went to bed
But a few hours later, Eamonn went on to retweet more posts from outraged fans, even responding to someone who shared their own sympathy.
One wrote in a series of posts: ‘S .. I’ve seen @ C4Gogglebox and I must say this is a HARMFUL operation on @EamonnHolmes
“The editing was terrible, it was cut off and you could clearly see that Eamonn was using some lighthearted humor and there was more to this story. Sorry #Gogglebox but I disabled!
“The edit makes it seem like Eamonn is just talking about himself. But it is clear to see that it is a bit of banter between a man and a woman … yet no one else has had a bad edit
“I just think it’s cruel and unfair to Mr. H! @Eamonnholmes. ‘
Outrageous: But just hours later, Eamonn continued to retweet more posts from outraged fans
In a later post – which Eamonn also retweeted – the user continued, ‘BUT I’m so angry that all the other celebs have had their say about how # Ambulance staff helped them BUT talk about his dad and Eamonn’s story is cut out. ..
“Don’t be fair that #CelebrityGogglebox.”
Another user then wrote, “Leaving it and not apologizing for something painful and disturbing is heartless.
“We need to recognize when we’re wrong and fix our mistakes. Kindness and compassion cost nothing. I’m sorry you have this experience. ‘
Speaking up: Eamonn then went on to repost a message written by a men’s charity, adding, “This is about how I feel.”
Eamonn then went on to repost a message written by a men’s charity that said, “We’re really sorry this happened to you and your family tonight, Eamonn. The good you do and the love you share – try to feel it beaming back to you.
“As you know, some things can never happen to you. This is a terrible thing they did to you and your memories tonight. “
Eamonn added, “This is about how I feel. And for the Mafia Trending on Twitter, I hope you’re big enough to know the true story, get rid of your hate, or make a correction. ‘
Star-studded; Eamonn and Ruth joined many stars in the first episode of the new series from Celebrity Gogglebox