The celebrity version of the Channel 4 show premiered its latest series on Friday night (June 5), with one segment focusing on the BBC One programme Ambulance.
The assortment of celebrities – which also included the likes of Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon, I'm a Celebrity winner Harry Redknapp and his wife Sandra, and Martin and Roman Kemp – were shown a devastating clip from the accident and emergency show, in which a 10-year-old boy had to resuscitate his dad after he suffered a heart attack.
Thankfully (and amazingly), the boy was able to bring his father back to life by performing CPR.
The moment had a huge impact on Eamonn, whose father died of a heart attack.
However, the This Morning presenter was furious to discover his emotional comments about his dad's death had been edited out of the episode, replaced instead with a joke he made about driving wife Ruth Langsford to hospital when she went into labour.
"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 and replace it with a funny story following a young lad giving his father CPR. Idiotic and cruel edit," Eamonn tweeted after the episode.
In reply to a number of complaints ....— Eamonn Holmes (@EamonnHolmes) June 5, 2020
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 following a young lad giving his Father CPR . Idiotic and cruel edit.
In another tweet, he added: "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."
Eamonn later thanked his followers for their messages of support, writing: "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."
Thank you everyone for seeing what happened tonight. Just awful that it did and that I have had to explain.— Eamonn Holmes (@EamonnHolmes) June 5, 2020
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
Digital Spy has reached out to Channel 4 regarding Eamonn's complaints about the show's editing.
Celebrity Gogglebox airs on Channel 4.
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