Eamonn Holmes leaves fans gutted as he reveals sad news about his TV career

Eamonn Holmes
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Fans of TV presenter Eamonn Holmes have been left disappointed after he revealed some big news about his TV career.

On his Twitter account yesterday, Eamonn responded to heartbroken messages from fans, revealing that he has officially left his role as the narrator of the hit CBeebies show Biggleton.

After one viewer revealed their disappointment that he was no longer appearing as the voice on the children's TV programme, he revealed why he'd had to 'say goodbye' to the series.

He wrote, 'Thank you everyone re #Biggleton , I never thought I would be missed but had to say Goodbye because of a conflict of recording dates. Lovely to have been the voice for the first Season. 👍😁'.

And while it may not be something most adults out there would tune in to watch, it's clear Eamonn's absence has left a big mark on fans of the show.

Many of Eamonn's 980,000 followers - mostly, parents of young children - were quick to share how sad they were that he had left the programme - with plenty admitting that their little ones were also heartbroken.

One viewer wrote, 'Oh my gosh, what do you mean you’re no longer voicing biggleton? 😫😫😫 I’m gutted! I mean - my one year old is gutted!'

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While another said, 'No way 😢😢😢🤦♀️'. And a third fan also lamented, 'Nooooo!My 5yr old loves your voice 😔You are really brill by the way 😍'.

A fourth viewer also wrote, 'Really missing @EamonnHolmes in #Biggleton already. He was definitely my favourite. @CBeebiesHQ'

Eamonn's wife Ruth's personal trainer, Frank, also commented on the presenter's post, revealing that his daughters will be disappointed to hear the news. He said, 'Oh noooooo. My little ladies are gonna be heartbroken 🙈 as will daddy of course 😢'

However, many other fans also praised Eamonn for the stellar job he'd done on the show's first season, with one saying, 'You’ve been fabulous Eamonn! Amazing job 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼'

Eamonn Holmes voiced the entire first season of the show since November 2017, but the second season is being hosted by another presenter, John Gordon Sinclair.

Biggleton is one of the only children's shows the star has ever been apart of - as of course, he's most famous for his work on serious new programmes, radio shows, Good Morning Britain and This Morning.

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