Broadcaster Eamonn Holmes has reignited his feud with ITV several months after it was announced he would be leaving the network and moving to GB News.
The former This Morning anchor, 62, had fronted the popular magazine show for 15 years alongside his wife Ruth Langsford but left in November.
Now, it appears his career is going from strength after the veteran presenter scooped a gong for best News Presenter at the TRIC Awards.
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Speaking exclusively to the Daily Star, Eamonn said of his award: "Yes, very proud of the award, it means a lot this year particularly."
However, he went on to say GB News could overtake Good Morning Britain following the departure of Piers Morgan.
Eamonn explained: "Oh God yes, you wouldn’t be doing what you do if you didn’t think you were the best at what you do," but he doesn't think their standards are slipping since Piers walked out.
Going on to discuss his new show overtaking GMB, he said: "Hopefully next year, I mean our audience has gone up six-fold.
"We regularly beat Sky News, Sky News has been in the business 35 years. We've been existing for about six months.
"There's been a lot of groundwork, we've worked, very, very hard."
But while reports claimed Eamonn had resigned from his role at ITV, the Irish star was keen to express that this was not the case.
He said: "I haven’t been slagging off This Morning, Ruth is Ruth, I am me, I’m telling the truth about ITV.
"I haven’t been slagging them off, ITV has been telling lies about me. Ruth always gets annoyed at me.
"The Ministry of Lies, the press office of course, which churns out the same stuff."
Eamonn continued: "So the point is, I did not resign from ITV, ITV resigned from me, and I never received a single explanation once why, so that was that.
"Also the sort of stuff that comes out 'Eamonn believes he's pale and stale', doesn't look like that, does it? Eamonn never once said that."
But away from his departure from This Morning, Eamonn was met with warmth when he first entered the GB News studios in Paddington, London.
"Well I walked into the newsroom and they stood up and they applauded me, so it doesn’t get any better than that," he said before adding: "It was very emotional. It was nice to belong.
"It was nice for someone to feel like they had a role to play and I know I have a role to play, you don’t get any less of a broadcaster because you get older."
Daily Star has approached ITV for comment.
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