Eamonn Holmes has suggested that a culture of political correctness is making his job as a TV personality increasingly more difficult.
The ‘This Morning’ host has worked in television for decades, spending 12 years at the helm of ‘GMTV’ before making the jump to Sky’s ‘Sunrise’ morning show, a job he stepped down from in 2016.
However, while Eamonn insists that being a TV presenter is still “the easiest job he’ll ever do”, he told the Daily Star that a rise in PC culture is affecting his enjoyment.
Earlier this week, Eamonn’s former ‘GMTV’ co-host Fiona Phillips disclosed that she was paid less than him for presenting the ITV daytime show, while also missing out on “perks” that he was afforded.
Eamonn’s comments about “PC culture” aren’t the first time that he has lamented changes to the world of TV since he first joined the industry, hitting out at the current crop of new presenting talent in an interview last year.
He fumed: “Unfortunately we’ve got this trend where it seems to be as long as people are famous or as long as they’ve come through reality TV, a lot of executives think, ‘Well that’s good enough, you should be on and you should anchor’.”