New host of GB News, Eamonn Holmes, detailed his sleepless night as he made his debut on the morning show at 6AM

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Eamonn Holmes ’embarrassed’ by viewer’s response to GB News debut

Eamonn Holmes told viewers he ‘didn’t sleep a wink’ before his GB News debut at 6am on Monday.

The veteran telly host, who shocked fans when he quit This Morning last month, said: “I need to make a long-term plan about how to get up in the morning. I didn’t sleep a wink last night.

“My kids brought me a fancy alarm clock. It went off and I couldn’t turn it off.”

Eamonn, 62, who co-hosted with Isabel Webster, closed the show by saying: “We are coming to the end of our first day – and hopefully not our last day of the GB News breakfast show. A new look.”

Eamonn was a regular fixture on This Morning for 15 years.







Eamonn said he was unable to ‘sleep a wink’ ahead of his GB News debut
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He had previously hosted ITV ’s breakfast show GMTV from 1993 to 2005 and Sky News’ Sunrise from 2005 until 2016.

Speaking last week Eamonn told of his sleep woes and pledged to eat healthier to fix the issue. He explained: “The early starts do take their toll. The evenings can be a bit more difficult.

“My big dread about what’s ahead is insomnia and what feels like a ‘sleep hangover’ the next day. With 26 years of breakfast television under my belt, I’ve had more than a few of those.







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Eamonn quit This Morning last month
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“This time round, my big New Year resolution is to Beat the Sleep. I am determined to commit to a routine that ensures I get enough rest, eat well and move more.

“It’s so I feel energised and ready for the challenges ahead. Project Sleep will be my priority. Get that right, and everything
else should fall in place.”

Holmes, from Belfast, is the latest signing to the fledgling channel.

He joins on-air talent including former Sky anchor Colin Brazier, ex-ITV News stalwart Alastair Stewart, former BBC journalist Simon McCoy and one-time Labour MP Gloria De Piero.







The TV star is over the moon about his new role
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Eamonn said farewell to This Morning last month after several years hosting the ITV show
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He told viewers at the start of the show, he said: “I’m having some lovely messages from people all around the country who are looking forward to whatever we’re going to do differently.

“Hopefully we are going to do lots of things differently.

“We’re going to do news, but we’re going to do news with views. We’re going to do your news, because if it is important to you, it is important to us.”

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