Eamonn Holmes, 61, is a Northern Irish journalist and broadcaster who co-presented GMTV for twelve years from 1993 to 2005. Likewise, from 2005 to 2016, he presented Sky News Sunrise for eleven years.
Moreover, he also presents How the Other Half Lives, which began airing on 27th October 2015 as well as It’s Not Me, It’s You on Channel 5.
How Much Is The Net Worth Of Eamonn Holmes?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Holmes is estimated to own net worth at around $5 million as of early 2020. He amassed his million-dollar fortune form his profession as a journalist and broadcaster.
As per various online sources, the average salary of a journalist ranges around $40,488 to $49,534, whereas, a broadcaster earns around $45,509 to $55,107 per year. The pay range can rise up to millions of dollars depending on work experience.
He previously owned a 6-bedroom, two living rooms with neutral patterned wallpaper, wooden flooring Surrey mansion. The house was listed in the market back in 2013 for £3.25 million i.e. $4,214,730 USD.
Career Highlights Of Eamonn
Prior to his work as a broadcaster, Holmes worked for a Dublin-based business magazine. He joined Ulster Television as a host and reporter for the station’s Farming Ulster program in 1979. He then teamed up with Leslie Dawes and Jackie Fullerton to assist in covering sporting events in the province.
He also worked as a presenter on the daytime Open Air programme at the corporation’s Manchester studios.
Holmes mostly covers snooker, horse racing, and darts on television. He began working at GMTV in 1993 and hosted his first show with Anne Davies. From 2001 to 2007, he presented the BBC National Lottery game show.
In 2006, he began presenting a daytime programme This Morning by ITV on Friday mornings. He co-hosts the show alongside his wife Ruth Langsford during school holidays.
In 2016, Eamonn presented Channel 5 panel show entitled It’s Not Me, It’s You where Kelly Brook and Vicky Pattison were team captains.
The same year, he presented his own radio show called Let’s Talk With Eamonn Holmes on Talkradio. Since January 2018, he has presented the weekday show on Talkradio.
This Morning Show Host Eamonn Facing A £250,000 Tax Bill
The 61-year-old TV show host is facing a tax bill up to £250,000 ($324,482 USD) after he lost a case against the taxman over how he has paid his taxes.
He first came across the legal fight with tax chiefs in 2018 after he was chased for unpaid taxes. He said that he was a test case for the new campaign as BBC celebs were already being targeted by HMRC, saying they are employees and have to pay income tax and national insurance payments.
Holmes told the taxman that he was a freelancer and got paid through his own limited company. A spokesman of Holmes said:
“He has always considered himself as a self-employed freelancer and has never knowingly avoided paying taxes”.
The TV show host has denied deceiving the tax chiefs and is seeking to comprehend what this means and wants clarity and consistency across the guidelines so that others do not suffer from the same situation. However, he might be facing the thousand dollar bill as he lost the case.
Eamonn Holmes was born on 3rd December 1959 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to Leonard Holmes and Josephine Holmes. He is Irish as per his nationality and has White-Caucasian ethnic descent.
Did You Know? Holmes is a passionate fan of Manchester United F.C.
He went to Holy Family Primary School and St. Malachy’s College. He earned his degree in journalism from the Dublin College of Business Studies.
Who Was Eamonn’s First Wife?
Holmes was first married to a woman named Gabrielle Holmes. They wed in 1985 and shared three children named Declan, Rebecca, and Niall. The couple separated after a decade in 1995 following his father’s death. Their divorce was officially finalized in 2005.
He then began dating English television presenter Ruth Langsford, however, kept their relationship private out of respect for his first wife and children. Langsford and Holmes welcomed their first child: Jack Alexander Holmes in 2002.
They exchanged their wedding vows on 26th June 2010 at Elvetham Hall, near Hartley Wintney Hampshire.
Eamonn and Ruth are patrons of Dogs Trust and adopted their dog Maggie form the charity back in 2011. They also supported the Dementia Friends campaign, which is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative in 2014.
In 2015, he became a celebrity ambassador for the Children’s charity called Variety GB. Likewise, in 2016, Holmes became a patron of the Northern Ireland Kidney Patients’ Association.