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Eamonn Holmes declares 'people can't handle truth' about Phillip Schofield

Eamonn Holmes has claimed that the public "can't handle the truth" about Phillip Schofield as he is hit with a backlash over his relentless criticism of the disgraced TV star.

The former ITV presenter went on to again warn the channel that they must follow through and make public evidence of how their investigation into Schofield’s affair was carried out.

GB News presenter Eamonn, 63, demanded a transcript of the probe and says it all seems to have been brushed under the carpet.

Eamonn remains convinced ITV did not carrying out a thorough enough inquiry into the This Morning star's affair with a younger colleague.

Telly bosses say they did investigate - but that has not satisfied Phillip's former colleague.

Eamonn Holmes wants a full transcript of the ITV investigation (S Meddle/ITV/REX)

Dame Carolyn McCall has admitted that there was an "imbalance of power" between the 61-year-old and the runner that made their brief affair "deeply appropriate".

The former This Morning presenter spoke out last month 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 says people 'cannot handle the truth' about what went on (Ken McKay/REX/Shutterstock)

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.”

He spoke out again on GB News and took another swipe at the star (GB News)

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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