ITV cleaning staff responsible for maintaining the studio used to broadcast the popular, This Morning show, have walked out in protest at having to remove the trail of slime that presenter, Eamonn Holmes, leaves in his wake when he leaves the studio each day at midday.
A spokesperson for the disgruntled workers told reporters: ‘It’s bad enough having to sweep up all the dog ends and sponge the whiskey stains from the sofa after Piers Morgan’s stint on Good Morning Britain, but having to mop up Eamonn Holmes’s slime trail is beyond the pale as far as we’re concerned.
‘It’s not too bad if you can walk behind him with a mop and bucket when he leaves, as it’s fairly easy to clean up when it’s still wet. The problem comes if you don’t get to it quick enough and it goes hard.
‘I’ve lost count of the number of times members of the cleaning staff have complained to me about having to get down on their hands and knees with a scraper 10 minutes after he’s left.’
Holmes was unavailable for comment last night but his wife and co-presenter, Ruth Langsford, told newsmen: ‘I’ve been on to him for years about this one. He secretes this oily slime from his pores that runs out of his trouser legs. It’s particularly bad after a Manchester United away win in my experience.’