Hot on the heels of reports stating that Eamonn Holmes was in the running to take over from Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles as one of the new hosts of Daybreak, it’s now been reported that he’s just signed a new three year contract with Sunrise and Sky News.
So I guess that rules him out then.
On his own website, Eamonn wrote, “Being so associated with breakfast television for so long, there is often speculation linking me to other vacancies when they occur.
“I have had a really exciting, fulfilling , and happy six years at Sky News and with today’s signing of a new contract, I am delighted to continue hosting ‘Sunrise with Eamonn Holmes’ for at least another three.”
However, according to the Sun today, ITV news presenter Keir Simmons is being considered for the Daybreak sofa, as is Channel 5 News host Matt Barbet…
Keir already has some experience in the breakfast time role as he occasionally stands in for Chiles.
With regard to Matt, he is apparently “an old colleague” new Daybreak boss David Kermode. It’s also thought that BBC Breakfast host Sian Williams could be in line for a role on the show.
Meanwhile, This Is London report that soon to be departing presenter Christine Bleakley “sidestepped” questions about her future – or the lack thereof – on Daybreak while attending a press conference to launch ITV’s charity appeal, Text Santa.
Christine, who’ll co-host Text Santa with Phillip Schofield on Sunday December 11, remained stoically tight lipped about Daybreak, but her friend Phillip said of Christine, “We’ve worked together doing interviews for Text Santa which we did the other day.
“We’ve had a photoshoot together, we’ve seen each other two or three times and we’ve just organised dinner, all four of us, partners as well.”
We’ll keep you posted as soon as we find out whose bum will be paid vast sums of money to sit on the Daybreak sofa.