Variety would like to congratulate Eamonn Holmes on being awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.

Eamonn, who has become the longest serving presenter of breakfast programming in the world, has been recognised for his services to broadcasting. Eamonn has been a television reporter since the age of just 19 and, at 21, became the youngest anchor of a news or current affairs programme when he fronted Good Evening Ulster.

Eamonn Holmes was inducted as Celebrity Ambassador for Variety at the 2015 Chief Barker reception.

Photo: Eamonn Holmes OBE with Jason Lewis, Variety’s Chief Barker 2015