Eamonn Holmes on walking out of Mariah Carey interview after singer's team go 'ballistic'

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Eamonn Holmes on walking out of Mariah Carey interview after singer's team go 'ballistic'

Eamonn Holmes, 61, has been on our TV screens for many years and over the course of his successful career, he's got quite the portfolio of intervie

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Eamonn Holmes, 61, has been on our TV screens for many years and over the course of his successful career, he’s got quite the portfolio of interviewing celebrities. While chatting with Nicki Chapman on her podcast Talking Success, the ITV star recalled one awkward meeting he had with Mariah Carey, which resulted in him walking out before it had even begun.

“I remember Mariah Carey, when I went to interview her one day,” he said.

“It was a one on one, her and me that was it, so we got to this place and I’d done GMTV that morning and I [was due] to interview her at midday but she didn’t turn up until 4pm.”

Eamonn noted that his committments to the early morning show meant he had to wake up at 4am that morning, and was left feeling “really exhausted” by the time the singer turned up.

“They bring me into the room and she’s lying on a chaise longue,” he said in disbelief.

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“I looked and I said, ‘What’s going on here?’ and the guy said Ms Carey will be doing this interview lying down.”

Nicki burst out laughing as the 61-year-old continued: “And I said, ‘Well this is good, that’s just fantastic!’

“So, I got on the couch and I lay down beside her and [her team] went ballistic!

“Everybody went ballistic!”

“I thought, ‘Why would you even subject yourself to that?'”

Nick suddenly chimed in: “Did you share that with the nation because that’s a better story than the interview you would have got,” she giggled.

Eamonn laughed as he replied: “Someone else volunteered to do the interview.

“But then the game is if you don’t do the Mariah Carey interview then you don’t get the groups and stars that are associated with that agent.”

The memory of the awkward encounter stemmed from discussing how people treat others in the workplace, where Eamonn insisted he would never argue with someone who is “below” him.



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