Eamonn Holmes hit with hundreds of Ofcom complaints over Prince Harry ‘balcony’ swipe

Eamonn Holmes has been hit with hundreds of Ofcom complaints after commenting that Prince Harry should be "thrown over the balcony".

Last week, the GB News presenter claimed that Harry only visited the Queen to keep up his credibility, adding: "How on earth… why wouldn't they just throw him over the balcony and her with him?"

Now, television watchdog Ofcom has received a staggering 402 complaints over the offensive comment made by the 62 year old.

The complaints were 252 more than Channel 4 show Gogglebox sparked last week after showing a clip involving a woman and a duck from a sexually explicit programme.


On Tuesday, Omid Scobie, the co-author of the book Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family, took to Twitter to reveal the news.

The April 20 episode of "Breakfast with Eamonn and Isabel" has, so far, received 402 formal @Ofcom complaints—more than any other show in Britain last week.

"If it is found that the Broadcasting Code was breached, Ofcom will begin an investigation."

One of Eamonn's complainants tweeted in response to Omid: "I was one of the people who filled in a complaint form to Ofcom.

"Although I know they'll probably do their usual hatchet job, at least Eamonn Holmes' vile & dangerous comment against Prince Harry & his wife Meghan—members of the Royal family—is being taken seriously."

The disgust from others continued to pour in, with one person saying: "I hope this will be investigate, and the host should be accountable for what he said."

Another added: "Let us hope accountability will be achieved."

Eamonn is already facing an investigation by Ofcom for comments he made about 5G technology and coronavirus.

Meanwhile, in an interview with US news anchor Hoda Kotb from the Today Show last week, Harry admitted that Santa Barbara is "home now" after exiting the UK in 2020.

Harry has been happier than ever after living Stateside with his wife Meghan Markle and their two children, Archie and Lilibet.

And Harry and Meghan looked more in love than ever before as they hosted the Invictus Games.

Meghan gushed at the event: "I could not love and respect him more and I know that all of you feel the same because he is your fellow veteran, having served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and ten years of military service, he is the founder of the Invictus Games and the father of our two little ones, Archie and Lilli."

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