Eamonn Holmes blasted over 5G coronavirus comments on This Morning

Eamonn Holmes with wife and fellow This Morning host Ruth Langsford.  (photo: Getty)Eamonn Holmes with wife and fellow This Morning host Ruth Langsford.  (photo: Getty)
Eamonn Holmes with wife and fellow This Morning host Ruth Langsford. (photo: Getty) | Getty Images
TV presenter Eamonn Holmes has been blasted – after casting doubt on media outlets that debunk 5G for causing coronavirus.

The This Morning host came under fire for the remarks from scientists who have dismissed the link between 5G phone masts and COVID-19 as “complete rubbish.”

"What I don't accept is mainstream media immediately slapping that down as not true when they don't know it's not true," the host said.

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"It's very easy to say it is not true because it suits the state narrative."

"That's all I would say, as someone with an inquiring mind."

Dr Simon Clarke, associate professor in cellular microbiology at the University of Reading, said: "Numerous doctors and scientists around the world have said that the disease is caused by a virus, something completely different to a mobile phone signal."

“5G radio signals are electromagnetic waves. Electromagnetic waves are one thing, viruses are another, and you can't get a virus off a phone mast.

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He made the remarks in a segment with the programme's consumer editor Alice Beer, who said the 5G theory, which has led a number of phone masts to be set alight or vandalised, was "not true and it's incredibly stupid".

On Twitter, scientist Dr David Robert Grimes said: “5G conspiracy theories exhausting to debunk, but they're zombie myths that do serious harm. When people like @EamonnHolmes endorse them on air, it's exhausting. Eamonn, if you want to utilize your "enquiring mind", maybe talk to the scientists & physicians who are experts 1st.”