croppedSky News has signed breakfast presenter and well-known Manchester United fan Eamonn Holmes for a further five years.

The former This Morning presenter joined Sky’s morning show Sunrise in 2005 and confirmed today he will continue to front the show with his fellow presenter Charlotte Hawkins.

Sky News head John Ryley said: “Eamonn’s inimitable style and rapport with his Sunrise team has proven hugely popular with our viewers. The show has consistently high ratings and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching it flourish over the last eight years.” 

The announcement ends speculation within the industry that ITV might poach him to host their Daybreak show.