Eamonn Holmes forced to apologise for police remark

The This Morning presenter has since deleted the tweet

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Eamonn Holmes has issued an apology on Twitter after posting a message about the police chief heading the Manchester terror attack investigation.

The presenter sent a Tweet out to his 946,000 followers about Chief Inspector Ian Hopkins’ statement about the explosion at MEN Arena, which left 22 dead and 119 injured.

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Eamonn, 57, wrote: “19 people dead – probably kids killed four and a half hours ago and PC Plod of Greater Manchester Police adds no narrative to what happened.”

Seemingly angry, he carried on venting.

His followers were not impressed with his comments.

One said: “You sit back in comfort on your high horse, whilst members of the emergency services deal with things you can’t ever imagine!”

Another snapped: “I think the police might be more interested in their investigation than supplying you with content.”

While the angry messages were coming in, Eamonn explained himself and said: “Pity everyone is missing the point about what was known and released and when. Families need answers.”

The This Morning host then showed his support for the police and said there was “no bigger supporter of the police than me”.

Responding to a tweet that told him he chose the “worst possible time to engage in petty name calling”, Eamonn then said sorry.

“To all offended – Sorry”, he said.

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There have also been many other celebrities who have faced backlash after tweeting controversial comments.

Comedian Rufus Hound and Geordie Shore star Scotty T have both been forced to apologise for things they posted to their social media pages.

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