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Celebrity Gogglebox issues an APOLOGY to Eamonn Holmes and reveal they are editing future repeats

Celebrity Gogglebox have issued an apology to Eamonn Holmes after he slammed them for their editing of him during Friday's show. 

Eamonn took to Twitter to slam the show's 'idiotic and cruel choice' to air a clip of him laughing and joking following a harrowing moment from the BBC series Ambulance, instead of a filmed clip of him discussing his father's death. 

And now show bosses have issued a grovelling apology to the This Morning host, 60, in which they promised to edit future repeats of the episode.

Sorry: Celebrity Gogglebox have issued an apology to Eamonn Holmes after he slammed them for their editing of the This Morning host on during Friday's show

In a statement shared on Twitter on Saturday, they wrote: 'We have apologised to Eamonn over what happened in this week's episode. We understand and respect Eamonn's feelings on such a deeply personal story. 

'We have taken the decision to edit the episode for future repeats and All4. We look forward to working with Eamonn and Ruth for the rest of the series.' 

Viewers were quick to react to the show's apology and editing plan, with some praising the plan, while some still felt disappointed by their actions. 

'This is my favourite show and I feel let down by this! I’m pleased you have corrected your mistake' tweeted one follower.

Making a change: Show bosses have issued a grovelling apology to the This Morning host, 60, in which they promised to edit future repeats of the episode

While another remarked: 'Hope the damage & hurt you caused to @EamonnHolmes can be undone with this. I fear not. I’m so disappointed in my favourite show.'

A third Twitter user simply put: 'Very very decent of you.'

'I'm sure Eamonn and Ruth are big enough people to accept your apology and move forward, though I, for one, would understand if they chose to take no further part in the series. Your actions to edit future transmissions of this episode are correct. Just my opinion' wrote a fourth.

'Thank you. I messaged you earlier to do this. It was totally unacceptable to show what you did but I hope Mr Holmes can accept your apology' commented a fifth person.

Mixed response: Viewers were quick to react to the show's apology and editing plan, with some praising the plan, while some still felt disappointed by their actions

With another agreeing: 'This is good see! I thought is was appalling the way the edited the episode! Hopefully they are more careful in the future!!!'

It comes after Celebrity Gogglebox was removed from the catch up service All4 after Eamonn Holmes criticised the show for omitting a scene of him discussing his father's death.

Fans took to Twitter to complain the episode had been removed from the online service, in some cases while they were still watching the programme, leading the (now correct) speculation it's being re-edited following Friday's backlash.   

One viewer tweeted: 'Why has Celebrity Gogglebox just been taken off All4 half way through me watching it plssss.'

Drama: It comes after Celebrity Gogglebox was removed from the catch up service All4 after Eamonn Holmes criticised the show for omitting a scene of him discussing his father's death

Another penned: 'Watching Celebrity Gogglebox on @All4 and they removed it when it was half way through. Perhaps a re-edit @EamonnHolmes.'

A third also penned: 'Celebrity Gogglebox isn't on All4 yet and I'm fuming.' 

'Nah that's about 3 times I've went to watch @All4 shows and they've been deleted. I want to watch Celebrity Gogglebox,' a fan posted.

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Channel 4 for comment. 

Annoyed: Viewers took to Twitter to complain that they were unable to stream the episode, after Eamonn criticised the show on social media

On Friday Eamonn criticised Celebrity Gogglebox for bosses' 'idiotic and cruel' choice to air a clip of him laughing and joking instead of discussing his father's death.

The broadcaster hit out in a string of tweets claiming bosses chose to feature him comically reacting to a harrowing moment in BBC's Ambulance, instead of discussing the moment his father died of a heart attack.  

TV veteran Eamonn appeared on the show alongside wife Ruth Langsford, 60, who he presents on This Morning with.

Controversial: On Friday Eamonn criticised Celebrity Gogglebox for bosses' 'idiotic and cruel' choice to air a clip of him laughing and joking instead of discussing his father's death

Following the episode, he took to Twitter and shared: 'In reply to a number of complaints .... I am hurt beyond belief that @C4Gogglebox chose not to use me talking about my Father dying from a heart attack at the side of a road...

'[They] replace it with a funny story following a young lad giving his Father CPR. Idiotic and cruel edit.' 

He then shared: 'So following a tragedy that has forever haunted my family, I am in no mood for criticising holier than thou mouthpieces on here who haven't gone through what we did. 

Furious: The broadcaster hit out in a string of tweets claiming bosses chose to feature him comically reacting to a harrowing moment in BBC's Ambulance

Sad: Eamonn described his father's passing as a 'particularly horrible experience for my Mother, my younger brother and his friend who were all in the car' (pictured Leonard Holmes) 

He said: 'I am hurt beyond belief that @C4Gogglebox chose not to use me talking about my Father dying from a Heart Attack at the side of a road and replace it with a funny story'

'I had nothing but praise and emotion for the Ambulance control room TV programme. An atrocious edit.' 

Finally the star wrote: 'How my Father died was a particularly horrible experience for my Mother, my younger brother and his friend who were all in the car. 

'The resuscitation in The BBC Ambulance programme was as close as could be to my Dad's passing. Yet I am the one edited to make it look like a laugh.'

MailOnline have reached out to Channel 4 for comment. 

Emotional: In the scene that Eamonn criticised, the celebrities were moved by a touching story where a child phoned 999 to report that her father was having a heart attack

In the scene that Eamonn criticised, the celebrities were moved by a touching story where a child phoned 999 to report that her father was having a heart attack.

He lost consciousness, and appeared to have died, but the child was amazingly able to resuscitate him with the help of the emergency services call operator.

The show then featured Eamonn discussing the moment he frantically drove his then-pregnant wife Ruth to the hospital in 2002 so she could give birth to their son Jack.

Reminiscing: The show then featured Eamonn discussing the moment he frantically drove his then-pregnant wife Ruth to the hospital in 2002 so she could give birth to their son Jack

Eamonn said: 'All I can say is, when your contractions started when you had Jack.

'I don't like singing my own praises, but thank goodness I was the ambulance that day, I got you there in the nick of time.'

When Ruth said she still had to give him directions to the hospital he shared: 'Look, did I get you there? Did you have the child in the hospital under medical supervision?

'All's well that ends well, thanks to me.'

Joking: Eamonn said 'All I can say is, when your contractions started when you had Jack. I don't like singing my own praises, but thank goodness I was the ambulance that day'

Following this viewers at home began tweeting criticism of the 'insensitive' moment.

One wrote: '@EamonnHolmes comparing taking Ruth to hospital to have a baby - with a 10 year old lad doing chest compressions on his dad that's just had a heart attack - is beyond belief!'

Another shared: 'Did Eamonn Holmes just compare driving his wife to hospital to a 10 year old child giving chest compressions to his dying dad on #CelebrityGogglebox? Unreal...'

However, the presenter did not ignore the trolls and instead hit back with: 'Please read my posts. I'm then expecting an apology or an understanding from you ..... or are you not man enough ?'

In another tweet he penned: 'I'm devastated that the Boy, the Ambulance Service and my whole family have been hurt by this .... sometimes I despair at decision making in TV.'

Trolls:  Following this viewers at home began tweeting criticism of the 'insensitive' moment to which Eamonn had no problems replying to 

However, another viewer decided to tell Eamonn it is 'not all about' him in a cruel tweet following him expressing his upset. 

They wrote: 'Not all about you. It's light entertainment programme.'

To which he curtly replied: 'Shut up.'

When one viewer chimed in: 'Hang on now, don't blame the editors. On a programme like this it's the Edit Producer who will decide the cut, not the Editor. Be careful who you blame and scapegoat if you don't know the process.'

Hitting back: Eamonn hit back at many users who criticised him and told one viewer: 'I know the process much better than you I am sure'

Eamonn became enraged and hit back: 'You are another one who can F**k off .... don't lecture me on the process. I know the process much better than youI'm sure. For simplicity I don't need to be an anorak like you ! Technically, you are right but you sound a right bore !'

Another viewer lashed out at Eamonn by sharing: 'Sorry but you talking about you after a 10 year old saved his dad's life was very bad taste.'

To which he replied: 'Read the post... or are you just thick?' 

Angry: When another viewer left a comment Eamonn shared 'Read the post... or are you just thick?'

Finally the star decided enough was enough and he told fans he was putting his phone down and going to bed.

He shared: 'Thank you everyone for seeing what happened tonight. Just awful that it did and that I have had to explain. 

'Anyone who works in The Ambulance Service or who has experienced the impact of Sudden Death will understand. I now need to put my phone down. Goodnight.'

'Goodnight': Finally the star decided enough was enough and he told fans he was putting his phone down and going to bed

But mere hours later Eamonn went onto retweet more posts from outraged fans, and even responded to one who shared their own sympathies.  

One wrote in a series of posts: 'S.. I have seen @C4Gogglebox and I have to say that is a DISGRACEFUL edit on @EamonnHolmes 

'The edit was awful it was cut short and you could evidently see that Eamonn was using some lighthearted humour and there was more to this story. Sorry #Gogglebox but I've Turned off!

'The edit to me seems to make it look as if Eamonn is just talking about himself. But it is obvious to see that is a bit of banter between a husband and wife..but yet no one else suffered a bad edit 

'I just think it was cruel and unfair on Mr H! @Eamonnholmes.'

Outrageous: But mere hours later Eamonn went onto retweet more posts from outraged fans

In a later post - which Eamonn also retweeted - the user continued: ' BUT I am so angry that all the other celebs got to have their say on how #Ambulance staff have helped them BUT talking about his father and Eamonn's story gets cut out... 

'Naa not fair that #CelebrityGogglebox.'

Another user then penned: 'Leaving it up and not apologising when it’s something painful and upsetting is pretty heartless. 

'We should recognise when we are wrong and fix our mistakes. Kindness and compassion cost nothing. I’m sorry you are having this experience.'

Speaking out: Eamonn then went onto re-post a message written by a men's charity, adding: 'This about sums up how I feel'

Eamonn then went onto re-post a message written by a men's charity that stated: 'We're really sorry this happened to you and your family tonight Eamonn. The good you do and the love you share - try to feel it being radiated back to you. 

'Some things, as you know, you can never get over This is a terrible thing that they did to you and your memories tonight.'

Eamonn added: 'This about sums up how I feel. And for the mob Trending on Twitter, I hope you are big enough , on knowing the true story, to delete your Hate or issue a correction.'

Star-studded; Eamonn and Ruth joined many stars on the first episode of Celebrity Gogglebox's new series

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