By Tharmini Kenas

7th November 2019

Eamonn Holmes: Net Worth Of The Broadcast Star

Eamonn Holmes is 60 years old and he has been in the broadcasting industry for 40 years. Someone with such vast experience and profile is known to have a big figure for net worth, unending controversies, and interesting stories! 

Hence, we are going to dig deep into just that: Eamonn Holmes’ net worth, family life, broadcasting milestones and fascinating stories.

Eamonn Holmes’ Wife And Family

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Eamonn Holmes and his wife Ruth Langsford can be called the power couple of broadcasting! 

Ruth Langsford is a presenter on This Morning with Eamonn, as well as a host on Loose Women. Interestingly, she has also participated in Season 15 of Strictly Come Dancing

The couple started dating in 1997 but kept their relationship a secret to respect the separation of Eamonn and his first wife, Gabrielle Holmes. 

Eamonn and Ruth had their son Jack in 2002 and got married in 2010. 

In addition, Eamonn also has three other children from his first marriage: Declan, Rebecca and Niall. 

Eamonn Holmes’ The Sweetest Of Proposal To Ruth Langsford

In a recent podcast White Wine Question Time with Kate Thornton, Eamonn Holmes revealed how he proposed to Ruth Langsford and believe us, it is wonderful, sweet and all sorts of lovely! 

 

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But first, he called her ‘a very difficult person’!

“She calls me her poet, I wouldn’t hold back on how much I would tell her I love her. She’s a very difficult person to live with because she’s illogical with a lot of things.

“She is a complete panic merchant, I can’t panic people, although I love and adore her, she’s like a racehorse. You don’t know if you go up to it whether it will kick you, or bite the sugar lump out of your hand. You have no idea of what it will happen – it’s the adventure.”

Now, To The Nerve-Wrecking Proposal!

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“I was in this box at Cheltenham, and basically say there are 12 people in this box, well 11 are men, and they are all talking, all guys of a certain age, all in their 50s I would have thought, all very confident and all very well fuelled with alcohol, and they are all around my wife – who’s not my wife at this point. 

“She’s loving it, and I thought ‘why isn’t she my wife?’ I just suddenly thought ‘why have I not got that tied up, this suddenly really annoys me.’

“I went outside, and started six pages of text to her, telling her how much I love and adore her.”

Despite the nudge from Eamonn to check her phone throughout the day, Ruth only checked it on their way back home!

How nerve-wrecking that mush have been for Eamonn!

“She finally read it and looks at this phone, and I can see this tear coming down her eye, and she texted me back saying ‘yes’.”

The Making Of The Broadcast Star

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Eamonn Holmes entered the world of broadcasting in 1979 when he joined Ulster Television. Hailing from Northern Ireland, he studied journalism at the Dublin College of Business Studies and looks like he carved and planned his path in life just how he wanted it. 

Covering various issues ranging from farming, sports, news, current affairs, and beauty pageant gala specials during his stint in Ulster Television, Eamonn Holmes proved his credibility as a presenter. 

He then joined BBC and started working as a presenter on Open Air programmes. As a result, he started gaining recognition on a national level.

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In 1993, Eamonn Holmes started his stint with GMTV and presented with hosts like Anne Davies and Anthea Turner. After 12 long years, he quit GMTV saying. 

“What a privilege it has been to wake up the nation over the years with stories that affected all our lives.

“I’ve covered every type of story imaginable at GMTV and it’s the right time to move on. I’ll particularly miss my partnership with Fiona Phillips and I wish her and all the rest of the team the very best for the future.”

Meanwhile, the then GMTV programming boss, Peter McHugh said some sweet things about Eamonn Holmes: 

“If you think of successful breakfast TV presenters you think of Eamonn; if you get up, as he has done, at 4 am in the morning for the last 12 years, you know there will come a time when he says, ‘I don’t want to do it anymore.'”

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And the channel’s managing director said that, 

“Eamonn is now well established as one of the country’s most talented and versatile broadcasters and he has always brought great strength and personality to our schedule.”

These just shows the talent powerhouse that is Eamonn Holmes!

Moving On…

Six months later, we would see Eamonn Holmes joining Sky News as its morning presenter. Eamonn became a constant in Sky News Sunrise programme for 11 solid years co-hosting with various female presenters namely, Lorna Dunkley, Charlotte Hawkins, and finally Isabel Webster. 

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Besides that, in 2006, he started working as ITV’s This Morning host on Friday mornings. This stint has expanded to include his wife Ruth Langsford and on Monday to Thursday during school holidays. 

Apart from This Morning, he and Ruth also hosted several other programmes including Gift Wrapped, Eamonn & Ruth: How the Other Half Lives, and Do The Right Thing

The Broadcast Star Is Also An Award-Winning Broadcaster!

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Some of the awards Eamonn Holmes won are:

  • Satellite/Digital TV Personality Award from TRIC Awards in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • News Presenter/Reporter Award from TRIC Awards in 2013
  • Services to Broadcasting and Journalism  Award from Legend of Industry Award in 2013
  • News Presenter Award from TRIC Awards in 2018

And That Brings Us To Eamonn Holmes’ Net Worth

His 40-years hard work and dedication brought him fame, respect and admiration.

Apart from that, it also brought him a whopping £4.1 million!

(Compare Eamonn’s net worth to another equally talented, experienced, and controversial broadcaster!)

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Combined, the husband and wife duo’s net worth is £8.2 million! (Yes, Ruth Langsford’s net worth is the same as Eamonn Holmes! Compare their net worth to that of two other presenters of This Morning: Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield).

They also co-own a £3.25 million home in Surrey. 

His Controversies With The Royals

When you are 40 years deep into broadcasting you can’t help but stir up controversies. 

But Eamonn Holmes when one step ahead and did it with the royals. 

In an interview with Kate Thornton, he said that he would like to question Carole Middleton, the mother of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge regarding the marriage between Kate and Prince William. 

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According to Eamonn,

“I’d say ‘C’mon did you plan it? Was it all setup? How important was it for you that the kid ended up with William?’”

That wouldn’t have went very well! 

On the other hand, in an episode of This Morning, Eamonn questioned if Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex if she is ‘up her own backside’ and suggested that she has an ‘uppity’ attitude

“If you have an uppity attitude, you’re only through the door two minutes, and then suddenly you’re sitting at Wimbledon and you’re royal protection people are saying ‘ no photographs’, you do know as a reporter you’d be the first writing that they are right up their own backside. You would.”

Unfortunately, this led to Eamonn being called a racist by fellow audience. 

Giving Back To The Society…

Eamonn and Ruth patron several charities close to their hearts to make differences in the lives of those in need. 

‘Dogs Trust’ and ‘Dementia Friends’ are the charities they are actively involved in. 

Talking about ‘Dogs Trust’, Eamonn said, 

“Dogs Trust has made such a difference to not only my life but also Ruth and Jack’s.

“After meeting Maggie we knew we had to take her home with us and we’ve never looked back. I couldn’t imagine our home without her and Dogs Trust is providing similar happy endings each and every day for the thousands of dogs that they care for and rehome.

“Ruth and I are delighted to be Patrons of such a worthwhile cause and urge people to think rescue if they’re thinking of adding a four-legged friend to their family, and remember ‘A Dog is for Life not Just for Christmas’.”

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