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Eamonn Holmes ‘Mocks’ Cancel Culture As Co-Host Adopts ‘Caribbean Accent’

Eamonn Holmes has been accused of ‘mocking cancel culture’ after warning his co-star Isabel Webster about donning a ‘Caribbean’ accent.
Eamonn Holmes and Isabel Webster

Eamonn Holmes has been accused of ‘mocking cancel culture’ on GB News after warning his co-star Isabel Webster about donning a ‘Caribbean’ accent.

Discussing the media’s ‘overuse’ of the word ‘hustings’ – associated heavily with the Tory leadership race – a viewer emailed in to say if the word said in a Caribbean accent, it sounds like ‘house-tings’.

Prompted to try, Webster said in the accent: “You know, discussing things in-house, ‘tings in house’,” before bursting into laughter.

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Holmes then quipped back: “Don’t do that, you’ll be banned.”

Webster snapped back: “They told me to do a Caribbean accent!” before Holmes took a swipe at cancel culture.

He continued: “Well, it’ll probably be racist – don’t go there, don’t go there.”

A less than impressed Webster retorted: “Oh, for goodness sake.”

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Prior to doing the accent and the awkward conversation that followed it, Holmes had been calling for the word ‘hustings’ – which means a meeting between election candidates – to be banned.

“What is a hustings?” Holmes asked. “Why do we all keep saying hustings when we don’t know what it means? 

“Is it a meeting, a gathering, a debate?” 

Webster replied: “Well, yeah. It’s within a party and it’s ahead of an election.”

An angry Holmes hit back: “Stupid word, it’s a stupid word.

“It sounds like it’s something to do with real ale or something. We have a hustings of beer here or something.

“It’s the thing with the media, they all slavishly use words that no one has an iota or clue what they mean, so ban it,” he yelled. “No more hustings!”

The duo then quickly moved on to discuss the day’s newspaper headlines to see which other stories adorned the national front pages.

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