22/11/2011 11:02 GMT | Updated 22/01/2012 05:12 GMT

Eamonn Holmes Keen For 'Daybreak' Role, Following Departure Of Axed Adrian Chiles And Christine Bleakley

Eamonn Holmes has thrown his early morning hat into the ring for the gig on the Daybreak sofa, following the sudden departure of axed presenters Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley.

Holmes, who currently fronts the Sky breakfast offering, Sunrise, and This Morning on Fridays, told the Manchester Evening News, "I'm the longest serving breakfast presenter in the country, so I'd like to think I'd be in the frame."

When asked if he'd been approached, the 51-year-old presenter was suitably cryptic - "In this business, you get approaches all the time" was all he said.

Holmes was speaking at a charity luncheon in Manchester with his co-presenter wife Ruth Langsford.

He had previously been critical of Daybreak, claiming the team behind it had stolen production elements from his own show.