Eamonn Holmes left This Morning viewers gobsmacked after he asked a female caller to send in a photo of herself wearing just a towel.The TV present
Eamonn Holmes left This Morning viewers gobsmacked after he asked a female caller to send in a photo of herself wearing just a towel.
The TV presenter, 60, is co-hosting the chat show with wife Ruth Langsford for the rest of the summer while Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are on holiday.
Eamonn made the cheeky comment during Spin To Win when a caller named Kelly from Newcastle admitted she answered the phone in a towel after stepping out of the shower.
Shocked: Eamonn Holmes, 60, left This Morning viewers gobsmacked after he asked a female caller to send in a photo of herself wearing just a towel
Kelly won £1,000 in the game, with Ruth telling her: ‘Look, you can get back and dry yourself off now.’
Eamonn then joked: ‘Send us a picture’.
Neither Ruth nor Kelly responded to the remark but the caller added: ‘It’s gonna help me so much because I’m in furlough.’
Viewers quickly took to Twitter to comment on the moment, with one writing: ‘Did Eamonn Holmes just ask a woman on the phone to send a picture when she said she was just out the shower?’
Surprised: Eamonn made the cheeky comment during Spin To Win when a caller named Kelly from Newcastle admitted she answered the phone in a towel after stepping out of the shower
Another said: ‘Did anyone else hear Eamonn ask her to send a photo, or was I hearing things?’
Another viewer joked: ‘Eamonn asking people to send nudes’.
Monday was Eamonn and Ruth’s first show filling in for Phillip and Holly as they will take over the helms of This Morning from Monday to Thursday.
Guest presenters for Fridays have been announced with Ore Oduba and Dermot O’Leary set to step in.
Response: Viewers quickly took to Twitter to comment on the moment
Amid calls for the ITV show to hire permanent non-white stars to present the show, Ore joins This Morning regulars Rochelle Humes and Alison Humes on the presenting rosta, while regular hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield take their summer break.
X Factor host Dermot, 47, will join fashion correspondent Rochelle to host an upcoming show on Friday July 31, before teaming up with Alison Hammond for another edition in August.
Former Saturdays singer Rochelle, 31, will also front Friday episodes with Strictly 2016 winner Ore, 34, on July 17 and 24 as well as a separate show with comedian Alison, 45.
New dad Dermot, who recently welcomed his first child Kasper with wife Dee Koppang, 41, previously stood in for Phillip, 58, as he presented the show alongside Holly, 39, in January 2014, and Ore did the same in November 2016 and March 2017.
See you soon: The programme’s regular hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are on a well-deserved, two-month break (pictured on last show before their summer holiday on Friday)
The new guest presenter lineup comes after The Mail on Sunday revealed that the programme’s editor is seeking to change the line-up to include a permanent black presenter.
In a video conference call with staff last month, the programme’s editor Martin Frizell said: ‘There is not a black presenter on any of the programmes today.
‘We plan to change that, we [This Morning] are looking into it.’ This Morning has never had a main black presenter since it launched 32 years ago,
Frizell admitted that finding a black candidate ‘won’t be easy’ and while there is no suggestion that either Holly or Phillip are leaving, there will inevitably be speculation that the move could bring an end to their 11-year partnership on This Morning.
ITV star: Guest presenters for This Morning have been announced for the show’s summer, with Ore Oduba set to step in amid calls for the ITV show to hire permanent non-white stars
Holly has recently scaled back her work with ITV and taken on a new role with the BBC, which has been courting her.
She announced in May that she was quitting ITV2’s Celebrity Juice after 12 years and will star alongside Bradley Walsh on Take Off, a new BBC series that airs later this year.
An ITV source said: ‘It’s a tough one for Martin. He appeared to really mean what he said so it will be difficult to simply give the presenter the once-a-week Friday slot because he would leave himself open to claims of tokenism.’
Another show insider said: ‘Kudos to Frizell for being the first ITV boss to pledge to make this happen. What we are all wondering now is, ‘Will anyone go and, if so, who?’ ‘
Working hard: Fashion correspondent Rochelle Humes and This Morning regular Alison Hammond will also co-host episodes during the summer months