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Thursday 2nd July 2020

Eamonn Holmes responds to Gogglebox apology

He had hit out

Eamonn Holmes has responded after Gogglebox issued an apology for how he was edited on the celebrity version of the show.

Eamonn had hit out of an "idiotic and cruel" edit of him watching BBC's Ambulance programme alongside wife Ruth Langsford.

After revealing his hurt on social media, Gogglebox issued an apology to Eamonn over what happened.

Gogglebox apologises to Eamonn

Eamonn and Ruth had appeared on Friday's Gogglebox (Credit: Channel 4)

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They informed followers on Twitter: "We have apologised to Eamonn over what happened in this week's episode.

"We understand and respect Eamonn's feelings on such a deeply personal story. We have taken the decision to edit the episode for all future repeats and All4."

They concluded: "We look forward to working with Eamonn and Ruth for the rest of the series."

Eamonn has now responded to the show's apology and said he's ready to "move on".

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He posted the show's apology to him and wrote: "After last night's clumsy edit which led to a huge amount of distress and outrage to viewers, myself and my family... Thank you Gogglebox.

"We move on and look forward to making fun TV."

What happened?

During a clip from BBC series Ambulance where a young boy was resuscitating his dad who had just had a heart attack, Eamonn was seen telling a jokey story.

However, he later tweeted that he'd actually told the story of his own father, who died in similar circumstances, but says this was edited out.

Ruth was moved to tears over the clip (Credit: Channel 4)

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The scene had shown a 10-year-old boy desperately calling for help after his dad collapsed after having a heart attack and became unresponsive.

Medics on the phone helped him to resuscitate his dad. It then cut to a clip of Eamonn discussing when Ruth went into labour and that he joked that he'd get her to hospital on time.

What did Eamonn say?

Eamonn received some negative comments on Twitter about his response and soon hit back.

Fans defended Eamonn over the incident and demanded Gogglebox apologise to him.

Gogglebox airs Fridays at 9pm on Channel 4

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