As the anchor of the Sunrise programme on Sky News and his appearances on Sky One, Eamonn Holmes is one of the best known and longest serving breakfast television anchormen in Britain. He launched the newly created breakfast station GMTV on January 1st 1993, a position he held for 13 years, before becoming the sole anchor of the 3-hour Sunrise programme.
Outside his early starts Eamonn continues to host a wide variety of programmes on all channels, ranging from sport, chat and debate shows, to football. He is also increasingly presenting top-rated quiz shows such as The National Lottery Jet Set for BBC 1. Both Eamonn’s radio shows are top-rated, having set new listening records for ‘The Eamonn Holmes Show’ on Radio Five Live, 9-11am on Saturday mornings and his music show, 4 – 7pm on Sunday afternoons on Magic 105.4FM
Father of four, Eamonn is a passionate Manchester United fan and divides his week between Belfast, where he lives, London, where he works and Old Trafford, where he worships.
“When I was approached by a friend to become a Patron of this charity it didn’t take long for me to agree. Daniel’s story was very moving and as a parent I could only imagine the trauma that would affect his family. What little I can offer I do so gladly in the hope that we will all one day see Daniel and many others leave their wheelchairs for good and lead the life that is rightfully theirs”