Eamonn Holmes has been slammed on social media for his comments about Courtney Act.
The Drag Race star has become a divisive figure in the house because of his refusal to let Ann Widdecombe's views on the LGBT+ community go unchallenged. Yes, apparently in 2018, you can't disagree with a bigot and remain universally loved.
After Courtney engaged in an discussion with Amanda Barrie, the This Morning presenter took to Twitter to claim that the Drag icon has a "sense of entitlement" and is a "little gossip" - all because he wants to use the reality show as a platform to raise awareness of gay rights.
Holmes wrote: "Shane J has too high an opinion of himself. He has a sense of entitlement - expects to be treated differently. Amanda had the credentials to put him in his box. Pinched face little gossip and stirrer."
Amanda all the way .....— Eamonn Holmes OBE (@EamonnHolmes) January 29, 2018
Shane J has too high an opinion of himself. He has a sense of entitlement - expects to be treated differently. Amanda had the credentials to put him in his box. Pinched face little gossip and stirrer. #CBB #CBBAmanda #CBBAnn #CBBBOTS #
When his remarks were challenged by his followers, Holmes went on to claim that Courtney only dresses up as a woman because he dislikes himself as a man.
The daytime TV star continued: "He mustn't be too fond of him either which is why he likes being her".
What's that got to do with anything ?— Eamonn Holmes OBE (@EamonnHolmes) January 30, 2018
I just don't like him . He mustn't be too fond of him either which is why he likes being her .
Fans quickly hit back at Holmes' comments in their droves.
Bye bye. Hope you enjoyed your career.— Matt Burfield (@matthewburfield) January 30, 2018
This is a truly grim comment to make. Really, really disappointing.— 20-'bate-een (@Baxfail) January 30, 2018
Have you been hacked? This doesn’t seem like the sort of ignorant thing you’d say... #CBBShaneJ is educative, open, intelligent and giving a voice to all those confused LGBT+ kids who don’t feel like they have a voice. #CBBAnanda is able to live freely with the woman she loves— Cαɾʅყ 🦋 (@LameDuckXo) January 30, 2018
Eamonn, sweetie, check yourself.