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Charlotte McIntyre

Eamonn Holmes hits out at This Morning AGAIN as he speaks out on 'abuse' in TV industry

Eamonn Holmes appeared to take a further swipe at ITV's This Morning as he explained how he prides himself on "standing up against bad people" amid "abuse" in the workplace.

The GB News host has repeatedly branded This Morning "toxic" after Phillip Schofield parted ways with ITV and his management company following his admission to having an affair with a younger colleague.

Eamonn previously presented This Morning on Fridays with his wife Ruth Langsford but the couple were replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary.

Speaking on to Sean McDonald for his Blethered podcast, he said: "The abuses in work places of how people are treated by a lot of big companies is scandalous really.”

The former This Morning star went on to complain about a lack of unions within the television industry.

He said: "I do like representing people that don't have a voice, who aren’t represented and have nobody to speak for them. I think I've always had that bit of a superhero thing in me which has always got me in trouble. Which is, ‘Pardon me, what did you just say to him? I’m sorry, if you're going to pick a fight then pick a fight against me’.

Eamonn and Ruth presented alongside Phil and Holly (S Meddle/ITV/REX)

"That’s my sort of attitude. And then you can be seen as wrong. But I only stand up against bad people, and I think there are quite a lot of bad people."

He added: "There’s a lot of things in life that people can’t handle and one of the things they can’t handle is the truth. They can’t. Because it’s about their version of the truth."

Eamonn has previously claimed to "know the truth" abut This Morning's investigation into Phillip's affair with a younger colleague, which the disgraced host himself branded "unwise" but "not illegal".

"I know the truth and I know what the truth is," he said on GB News on Thursday. “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's comments come after ITV boss Dame Carolyn McCall, ITV managing director Kevin Lygo and general counsel and company secretary Kyla Mullins were grilled by MPs about the This Morning row during Wednesday morning’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee session.

Carolyn denied "turning a blind eye" to rumours and claimed the relationship was "repeatedly denied" by the parties in question.

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