Eamonn Holmes claims political correctness is making TV more 'vanilla' - as presenters stick to the autocue for fear of offending people

  • Eamonn, 58, suggested political correctness had gone too far in some areas 
  • He said TV schedules are full of 'vanilla presenters' who just follow the autocue
  • Host said he and wife Ruth Langsford have very different approaches to the job

Eamonn Holmes has claimed that political correctness is making television more 'vanilla'. 

The presenter, 58, said that television schedules are full of 'vanilla presenters' who just follow the autocue for fear of offending anyone.

He added that he had 'nothing against' political correctness, but argued it had gone too far in some areas - when he thinks 'Oh, don't be ridiculous'.

Eamonn added that he and his wife Ruth Langsford, 57, who he presents with on This Morning, have very different approaches, describing Ruth as 'very conventional'.

Eamonn Holmes has claimed that political correctness is making television more 'vanilla', as presenters just follow the autocue 

Eamonn Holmes has claimed that political correctness is making television more 'vanilla', as presenters just follow the autocue 

Speaking to the Daily Star, the presenter said: 'It's an increasingly PC world. You've got a whole TV schedule that is vanilla – it's full of vanilla presenters who just say what is on the autocue.

'I've got nothing against being PC. Nobody has any argument against things like equal pay or racial discrimination. 

'But then there are some things that are so PC you just think "Oh, don't be ridiculous".' 

It comes after Fiona Phillips revealed that she was paid less than her former GMTV co-host Eamonn Holmes - despite being dubbed the 'queen of breakfast TV'.  

The This Morning host, 58, added that he and wife Ruth Langsford, 57, have very different approaches, describing Ruth as 'very conventional'

The This Morning host, 58, added that he and wife Ruth Langsford, 57, have very different approaches, describing Ruth as 'very conventional'

Writing in her column for the Daily Mirror, Fiona said that she was 'a relative pauper' compared with Eamonn.

Earlier this week it emerged that the gender pay gap at ITN, which runs the news operations for ITV and Channels 4 and 5, is almost double that at the BBC.

Fiona 57, who anchored GMTV for 12 years, also said that her pregnancy was deemed a 'nuisance' and 'an inconvenience' by TV bosses.

The mother-of-two wrote: 'Monetarily I was well adrift of my on-screen partner who also had 'perks' that I clearly wasn't deemed worthy of.

'I even had to fight for maternity pay after being told by bosses when I broke it to them that I was pregnant that "viewers don't like seeing pregnant women on TV, especially early in the morning".' 

It comes after Fiona Phillips revealed that she was paid less than former GMTV co-host Eamonn when they presented the morning show 

It comes after Fiona Phillips revealed that she was paid less than former GMTV co-host Eamonn when they presented the morning show 

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