Eamonn Holmes has broken his social media silence after Phillip Schofield’s amazing interviews came out this week.
The presenter, 63, has repeatedly lashed out at his former colleague, 61, since Phillip’s shock dismissal from This Morning this month.
But he’s remained unusually quiet since Phillips two interviews about his “ill-advised, but not illegal” affair with a young male colleague on This Morning.
Phillip apologized in his first broadcast interview since the scandal broke, but he denied grooming a younger colleague before their fling and revealed he is suicidal, saying, “Do you want me to die?” Because that’s where I am.’
On Saturday, Eamonn shared a photo with his family during the FA Cup final between Manchester City and Manchester United, along with the trophy.
Back again: Eamonn Holmes has broken his social media silence after Phillip Scofield’s amazing interviews came out this week
Not held back: The presenter, 63, has repeatedly lashed out at his former colleague, 61, since Phillip’s shock dismissal from This Morning this month
Staying a mum: But he has remained unusually quiet since Phillips two interviews about his ‘ill-advised, but not illegal’ affair with a young male colleague on This Morning
Family day: On Saturday, Eamonn shared a photo with his family during the FA Cup final between Manchester City and Manchester United, next to the trophy
He captioned the photo: ‘The most special Saturday – Cup Final Day. All the Holmeses except the man in the white gloves! Come on, Reds.”
It comes after he launched yet another devastating attack with his former This Morning co-stars, Phillip and Holly Willoughby, on GB News on Tuesday night, in the wake of the affair scandal.
Phillip admitted to lying about the relationship, which landed ITV in trouble and lost millions of pounds in sponsorship deals in the aftermath.
Eamonn shared how his wife Ruth Langsford is still in touch with Phil’s ex-lover, whom he described as a “lovely dude,” but added that “life is tough” for him.
Speaking of the scandal engulfing ITV, Eamonn said: ‘It’s a total cover-up. The authorities had to know.
“They had to know what was going on and they thought they would dodge the bullet, which they did and they do that all the time.
“I’m just here to speak for people who didn’t have a voice… I speak for them.”
MailOnline has approached ITV for comment.
Eamonn said: ‘Phillip Schofield admits he’s lying, ITV is lying, the place is a den of inequality’ (pictured with Ruth Langsford, Holly and Phillip)
Sources close to Phillip said of the interview, “Phillip is not in a great place right now. If Eamonn Holmes wants to be so cruel to someone in Phillip’s position, I think that says more about Eamonn than Phillip.”
Kevin Lygo, ITV’s director of media and entertainment, declined to answer questions about Schofield after being chased in the street by a GB News producer.
Timeline of the Phillip Schofield scandal
September 2022 – Schofield and Mrs. Willoughby are criticized for not lining up for the Queen’s Lying in State. ITV insisted the pair were there to cover the venue.
April 2023 – Phillip is absent from This Morning for two weeks as his brother Timothy, 54, is tried at Exeter Crown Court for sexually assaulting a teenage boy.
Apr 3 – Timothy Schofield is found guilty of ’emotionally blackmailing’ the teen into performing sexual acts and watching porn with him.
10 May – Reports emerge that Schofield and Mrs Willoughby ‘barely speak’. A day later, he issues a statement calling her “my rock.”
May 15 – The pair put on a united front during the This Morning presentation, but rumors of a feud continue. They allegedly fell out because Schofield failed to warn her about his brother’s trial.
May 20 – Schofield announces he is stepping down from This Morning with ‘immediate effect’.
May 22 – Stand-in presenters Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond pay tribute to their former colleague as “one of the best live television broadcasters this country has ever had.”
May 26 – Schofield issues a statement admitting he had an affair with a ‘much younger’ colleague, but then lied about it.
27 May – Mrs. Willoughby chides him for lying to her.
May 28 – Dr. Ranj Singh, This Morning’s former GP, lashes out at the show’s “toxic” culture.
May 29 – Schofield issues a statement claiming the show had a toxic culture, only for Eamonn Holmes to label him “delusional” on Twitter.
Outside a station he was asked if the affair had been covered up, but Mr Lygo walked off, telling the producer, “We really have nothing more to say.”
ITV has insisted it launched an investigation in 2020 after rumors circulated about Phillip’s affair with a younger male employee.
The broadcaster insists both parties have been interviewed, but according to sources close to Phillip’s former lover, he was never questioned on the matter.
Phillip broke his silence, slamming a “handful of people” with “persistently loud voices” and dismissing claims that there was a “toxic” culture on the show.
In a statement posted to his Instagram, the host said, “Now that I’m no longer working on This Morning, I’m free to say this. I hope you’ve noticed that it’s the same handful of people with a grudge against me or the show that seem to have the loudest voice.
“This Morning IS the best show to work on, with the best people. In all the years I worked, there was no toxicity.
“You can listen to those persistently loud voices if you want. But the thousands of guests over the years, thousands of staff and crew members, hundreds of presenters and contributors all know: it IS a family of wonderful, talented, nice, hard, working people.”
Shortly after the statement, Eamonn, who had been Phillip’s critic for several years, released his own thoughts.
He tweeted, “Schofield has just issued a delusional statement. Like Holly, he puts it on Insta Stories, so if it goes wrong, there’s no record after 24 hours.
“I’m reluctant to give the liar any more publicity, but believe me, Pip, if you’re looking for a fight, you picked the wrong person!”
He and Phillip were never close, but appreciated each other’s broadcasting styles and worked alongside each other professionally.
But in 2019, the couple fell out after Eamonn’s wife Ruth Langsford made an official complaint against Phillip when he interrupted her on-air as she explained what was going on on her part of This Morning.
Phillip said, “Guys, we’re going to have to jump in and hold you back, I’m afraid, because we’re a little short on time on this side. Thank you, Ruth.’
A clearly unimpressed Ruth replied, “Well, I only had two words left to say.”
In February 2022, Eamonn publicly condemned Phillip over the matter, telling the Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine that his wife was one of many people in the television industry who had been “disapproved” by the presenter.
He said, “Phillip is known for snubbing people. He is very passive-aggressive.
“It’s up to Ruth to say how she felt, but I felt hurt for her. No one would have snapped at me like that.
“I don’t like presenters who think they have a special privilege or aura or influence.”