A message for Eamonn... celebrating 35 Years in Television

Young days

From his first job on Farming Ulster to the bright lights of breakfast television, Eamonn celebrates as he looks back at 35 years in 'the biz', and he's met a few friends along the way that would like to wish him a happy anniversary!

From Eamonn's early days fronting UTV's Farming Ulster, he soon graduated to sports reporting for the channel.

His reputation as a presenter steadily grew, and by 1982 he was anchor of UTV's flagship programme Good Evening Ulster. In 1986 Holmes joined up with the BBC in Manchester. Now, Eamonn's journalistic career spans 35 years and he is the longest-serving breakfast television anchorman in Britain.

He currently hosts the 3-hour Sunrise with Eamonn Holmes programme on Sky News, Monday to Thursday mornings. Eamonn's reign as the king of breakfast television stems back to the launch of the newly created GMTV in 1993, which he presented for 13 years.

Outside of his early starts on Sky, Eamonn is a familiar face on ITV where he co-hosts This Morning alongside his wife Ruth Langsford on Fridays and during the school holidays.

"I started in TV 35 years ago," says Eamonn. "By 21 I became the youngest news anchor in Britain or Ireland. It was like yesterday - though the pics tell a different story. Happy Anniversary me then."

Join us in wishing Eamonn a very Happy Anniversary!

Tags: ITV This Morning, Sky News Sunrise, Other