Eamonn Holmes in new storm over grilling of Big Brother's Chloe
Eamonn Holmes has created another Twitter storm after he was accused of being too harsh with a Celebrity Big Brother star during a This Morning interview.
Chloe Khan (25) was the third star evicted from the CBB house on Friday and went on ITV's breakfast show yesterday to "set the record straight".
Holmes (56), co-host with his wife Ruth Langsford, questioned Khan's relationship with co-contestant Stephen Bear.
"He's a controller and you fell for it," Holmes said. "He controlled you."
He then asked if their relationship would continue after the show, and Khan said she and Bear planned to go away for a few days after he got off.
"He did ask me to wait for him," Khan said.
Holmes also brought up the rumours that were started when Khan and Bear went behind a closed door with their microphones still on. "You were in that toilet and you weren't having a wee," Holmes said. But Khan replied: "We honestly didn't do as much as people think, in fact a lot less. It's a shame it was behind a closed door and you couldn't see."
Langsford also called Khan's pole dance a "step too far," but Khan defended herself, saying all the other contestants did pole dances, but only hers went on the show.
"Yes, but you were the only one who took your clothes off," Holmes said.
Khan responded: "Actually, other people took off more clothes than me, but I seemed to get all the flak for it."
Viewers took to Twitter to accuse Holmes of being "disrespectful", "judgemental" and "disgustingly patronising".
"Eamonn is going WAAAAY over the top interrogating Chloe Khan, give the girl a break," said Twitter user @Chri5tiano94.
One viewer, @oliviaxmartin, tweeted, "@itvthismorning how judgemental are Ruth and eamonn?! She's a young girl she deserves to have fun in a boring environment! #cbbchloe."