Eamonn Holmes has lashed out at Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield – again – for ‘appearing’ drunk on the This Morning sofa after the National Television Awards.
He vowed to ‘tell the story’, having now shared his side of the tale with GB News’ Dan Wootton.
In an interview released last night (30 May), Holmes slammed Schofield and Willoughby for appearing to present ‘drunk’ after the NTAs – saying it was wrong for them to be ‘advocating’ alcohol, especially when he and Ruth Langsford weren’t allowed to promote chocolate.
He referenced a situation on This Morning in 2016, when the duo rocked up in the same clothes from the glitzy awards do the night before, with Willoughby even pointing out a stain on her dress after dropping mustard down it while playing Pie Face at Ant McPartlin’s house.
"We’re still in the same clothes,” Willoughby told cameras, adding: “I haven’t been home yet. I came straight here.”
Holmes claimed the moment was ‘either an act, in which case it’s false, or they are drunk, in which case it should not be allowed’.
He told Dan Wootton Tonight: “They have been allowed to turn up the next day advocating the use of drink – or something else, I don’t know – and sit on a couch [like] ‘I’m so drunk, I haven’t been to bed, I’m drunk’ whatever, whatever.
“And yet ITV […] the legacy of Ant McPartlin – lovely fella – who was in a driving accident where people were injured when he was under the influence of drink. And yet they can promote that?”
He continued: “Ruth and I were prevented from advertising chocolate in an advert because it is a poisonous product. It would be poisonous, to advertise chocolate is poisonous and you wouldn’t be allowed to do it.
“Phillip can sell cars, she can sell anything else – she’s worried about not being able to sell anything now because of her image may well be damaged because she’s associated with Phillip. But these are rules for one and rules for another.
“Does that make me bitter? Maybe it does.”
In another previous instalment of the interview, Holmes even called for Willoughby to step down along with Schofield.
He said: "Not only should Phillip go, but Holly should follow him out the door.
"I don’t think you’ll ever see Holly back on the couch again. Holly doesn’t know people’s names, either. This is legendary within the production teams, that's how distant they are and how they just don’t care.
"There are people who say for her it's not about what Phillip did, it's not about protecting the young fella involved.”
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