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Eamonn Holmes claims the people 'can't handle truth' about Phillip Schofield

Former ITV presenter Eamonn Holmes has been met with backlash after he claimed that people "can't handle the truth" about Phillip Schofield. Eamonn warned ITV that they must follow through and make public evidence of how their investigation into Phillip’s affair was carried out.

The GB News presenter has said it all seems to have been brushed under the carpet, reports the Mirror. The 63-year-old feels that ITV didn’t carry out a thorough investigation into Phillip’s affair with a younger staff member on This Morning.

However ITV bosses said they did investigate.

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Eamonn has been very vocal about the situation and in a GB News interview in which he described the “toxic culture” which he claimed existed on the morning show. Those comments were criticised during a Parliamentary hearing, in which ITV bosses Carolyn McCall and Kevin Lygo were quizzed by MPs.

Mr Lygo pointed out that all the former presenters hitting out at the channel hadn’t made claims while they were at ITV. He went on to say it “wasn’t surprising” to hear such comments.

But Eamonn said: “There’s a scene in a Few Good Men where Jack Nicholson shouts ‘you can’t handle the truth’. Well, I know the truth and I know what the truth is.

“I know what I know and they (ITV) don’t seem to know a lot.

"People take sides on these things whether it’s the Boris business or the Phillip Schofield business. But people can’t handle the truth.”

Eamonn went on to repeat his demand that ITV bosses make public the evidence of their investigation. He added: “I’d just like to see the documentary evidence and see what the quiz was and what the questions were.

"I’m surprised that wasn’t asked for, because my understanding of it was both parties were basically asked are you OK, are you OK. Yes? Yes? OK, Both happy? And that was it.”

He also brought the subject up on Wednesday's show. Guest Andrew Pierce agreed with Eamonn, saying ITV "botched this inquiry".

He said: "Carolyn McCall had a duty to get to the bottom of this. It was widely rumoured at ITV that this affair was going on. ITV botched this inquiry, it wasn’t even an inquiry."


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