May 12, 2020
Make the most of your time in lockdown with a daily dose of celebrity news and guides to the best shows. Sign up to the entertainment newsletter.
Rachel Riley Calls Out Eamonn Holmes’ ‘Ridiculous’ And ‘Dangerous’ Comments About 5G And Coronavirus
Rachel Riley has spoken out against Eamonn Holmes following the This Morning presenter’s recent comments about the debunked theory that 5G is a potential cause of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Eamonn faced criticism from viewers and scientists over his comments, and subsequently issued a statement live on This Morning suggesting what he said “may have” been “misinterpreted”.Countdown star Rachel told Radio Times that she had previously fallen out with Eamonn when he invited conspiracy theorist David Icke on his radio show.
She told the magazine: “I’ve also been working on some anti-misinformation campaigns for Stop Funding fake news.
“There are a lot of people trying to make money by spreading lies about coronavirus, whether it’s quack remedies or stupid conspiracy theories about 5G. It’s dangerous, especially when these things get repeated on shows that you’re expected to trust.
“I’ve fallen out with Eamonn Holmes before, when he had David Icke on his radio show, but you don’t expect to see ridiculous theories about 5G being repeated on This Morning.”
Rachel, who is married to Strictly Come Dancing star Pasha Kovalev, had just returned to Countdown filming when the pandemic stalled production.Last month, Have I Got News For You panellist Ian Hislop also blasted Eamonn over his 5G comments.
When host Victoria Coren Mitchell asked the panellists whether there was any truth to the theory, Ian insisted: “No, no. And one of the giveaways is that Eamonn Holmes said it might be.
“It’s always worth having those key indicators flashing and Eamonn Holmes is certainly one of them.”
Ian continued: “The other thing was, when he was questioned about it, he immediately said that this wasn’t being challenged by ‘state media’.
“Now, as soon as someone talks about the British press as ‘state media’, you know they’ve been on the internet too long. It really is time for them to go out in the garden, have a bit of sunshine, and stop believing complete rubbish.
“And the idea that a 5G network can give you a virus is not merely an opinion, or an interesting conspiracy, it’s just bollocks.”
Read the full interview with Rachel in Radio Times, out now. www.radiotimes.com.READ MORE: David Tennant Couldn't Resist A Dig At Eamonn Holmes While Guest Hosting HIGNFY Ofcom Reaches Decision Following Eamonn Holmes' Controversial Coronavirus Comments Lord Sugar Faces Backlash After Tweeting Out Conspiracy Theory About Coronavirus' Origins
Related Stories
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon roasts fans in profane Instagram debut | Page Six Celebrity News
January 25, 2021
Ccm33W71UvQ
Elizabeth Hurley goes topless under furry coat while posing in the snow | Page Six Celebrity News
January 25, 2021
Vjx6F0aLcWQ
This 'Salt-N-Pepa' actress messed up 'Shoop' at her audition | Page Six Celebrity News
January 25, 2021
M7TlIGbJFLI
Pete Davidson Tells Glenn Close He Thought She Was British | Actors on Actors
January 25, 2021
z_nLMQyx-nk
Golden Globes: Limited Series & TV Movie -- Who Will Be Nominated?
January 25, 2021
UJ8Ty2uStzs
Jamie Dornan & Eddie Redmayne Remember Nightmare Auditions When They Were Roommates Actors on Actors
January 24, 2021
R7yV_QSFM5I
COVID-Sniffing Dogs Could Screen Passengers in U.S. Airports | TMZ
January 25, 2021
b3vkxpnG2_g
Frontier Airlines Passenger Complains About Sick Passenger and Told He Should Drive | TMZ
January 24, 2021
VC2XrqJX6_8
Mattel Honors Poet Maya Angelou With Barbie Doll | TMZ TV
January 21, 2021
nEnK5Q3VqeY
Queen Victoria Comes for Katie, Cheesy Roleplay & Bro-Zoned - "Nightly Pop" 01/25/21 | E! News
January 26, 2021
rL0W6V7Qc3U
J.Lo Challenge Backfires, Wendy's Fall & Bridgerton Sex Scenes - "Nightly Pop" 01/25/21 | E! News
January 25, 2021
T0icFdpMMVg
"Bling Empire" Star Kelly Mi Li Reveals Relationship Status | E! News
January 25, 2021
dn-agi3giT4
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
26
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Southampton - Arsenal
26
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
West Bromwich Albion - Manchester City
26
Jan
ENGLAND: Championship
Bristol City - Huddersfield
26
Jan
ENGLAND: Championship
Millwall - Watford
26
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Newcastle United - Leeds
26
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Crystal Palace - West Ham United
25
Jan
SPAIN: La Liga
Athletic Bilbao - Getafe
24
Jan
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Schalke - Bayern Munich
24
Jan
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Valencia
24
Jan
SPAIN: La Liga
Elche - Barcelona
24
Jan
ITALY: Serie A
Verona - Napoli
24
Jan
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Bologna
24
Jan
ITALY: Serie A
Parma - Sampdoria
23
Jan
SPAIN: La Liga
Alaves - Real Madrid
23
Jan
ITALY: Serie A
Udinese - Inter Milan
23
Jan
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Atalanta
23
Jan
ITALY: Serie A
Roma - Spezia
22
Jan
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Borussia Monchengladbach - Borussia Dortmund
21
Jan
SPAIN: La Liga
Eibar - Atletico Madrid
21
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - Burnley
20
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Aston Villa
20
Jan
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Augsburg - Bayern Munich
20
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Fulham - Manchester United
19
Jan
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen - Borussia Dortmund
19
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Chelsea
18
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Newcastle United
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
zWJ3MxW_HWA L1eLanNeZKg i1XRgbyUtOo -g9Qziqbif8 0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.