Eamonn Holmes to host new show on GB News as it launches radio station in 2022

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  • Eamonn Holmes
    Eamonn Holmes
    NI television presenter
  • Colin Brazier
    UK news presenter
Eamonn Holmes will present This Morning alongside Rochelle Humes on Monday and Tuesday (Ian West/PA) (PA Archive)
Eamonn Holmes will present This Morning alongside Rochelle Humes on Monday and Tuesday (Ian West/PA) (PA Archive)

Eamonn Holmes is set to host a new talk show on GB News as the channel announced its ambitious plans to launch a radio station in 2022.

The former Good Morning presenter will become a breakfast host for the station in the New Year.

GB News said it aims to turn “traditional media on its head” as it becomes the first broadcaster to simultaneously transmit both live radio and television output across the country.

Eamonn will be joined by a number of new presenters during his stint on the radio in January, including veteran broadcaster Anne Diamond.

Other presenters include Isabel Webster, Alex Phillips, Colin Brazier and Stephen Dixon.

Chief executive officer Angelos Frangopoulos said: “With radio, we’re turning traditional media on its head because everyone will be able to continue with the same channel whether they’re at home, travelling, or at work.

“We set out to innovate and shake up news media and that’s what we’re doing, whether it’s on mass reach television and DAB radio, online, apps, live on YouTube, or digital platforms, GB News will be wherever audiences want us to be.”

Colin Brazier will anchor a new two-hour Drivetime programme on weekdays and Alex Phillips will host the 2pm weekday programme We Need to Talk About..., building on the franchise she has already created within her show.

Meanwhile, the weekend afternoon programme Alastair Stewart And Friends will air three days a week.

The channel’s recently introduced Headliners, featuring a panel of British comedians discussing the next day’s newspapers, will become a seven-night offering, GB News announced.

Also in the new year, Darren Grimes will present Real Britain at weekends, a new religious affairs programme will be hosted by Calvin Robinson, and Inaya Folarin Iman returns to host The Discussion at 3pm on Sundays.

The changes come after veteran newsreader Simon McCoy announced he was quitting GB News earlier this month.

GB News confirmed at the start of December that McCoy has left the channel for ‘personal reasons,’ with a representative of the journalist also confirming his exit.

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