Eamonn Holmes is not happy with One Direction after the band pulled out of a gig minutes before they were due on stage.
The boy band called off their Belfast concert on October 20 after Liam Payne was taken ill – but the This Morning presenter has slammed the group for the way they handled the situation.
Belfast-born Eamonn, 55, criticised the band for not having the “maturity” to apologise to fans in person.
I don't care who was sick in #OneDirection Direction. Rest of them should have had the decency & maturity to appear on stage and explain.— Eamonn Holmes (@EamonnHolmes) October 20, 2015
Liam’s illness is apparently not serious, but also caused him to miss the Attitude Magazine Awards earlier in the week.
Irish radio and TV presenter Stephen Nolan tweeted that he’d been told it was actually Niall Horan who was sick – exasperating Eamonn, who questioned the band’s story.
So are they all sick ? At least they should get their story straight. https://t.co/YfPcL8LXgL— Eamonn Holmes (@EamonnHolmes) October 20, 2015
The morning TV presenter received lots of tweets expressing agreement – but he also managed to invoke the wrath of 1D’s loyal Twitter followers.
@EamonnHolmes who tf are you? just stay in your lane nobody asked you anything and nobody cares what u think— Chiminie 💜 Art (@AGA_Mochi) October 20, 2015
@EamonnHolmes if you saw the screens and heard what was said, it will be explained, you have no idea what's happened don't point fingers— Danni (@Danni_Williams) October 20, 2015
@EamonnHolmes you have no clue what goes on in their lives, something serious could have happened, show some respect— Rebecca (@carioreb) October 20, 2015
@EamonnHolmes and maybe you should have the decency and maturity to back off when it's clear you know nothing like everyone else— sophie (@toxicstxles) October 20, 2015
Eamonn quickly ran out of patience.
For all of you who can't read , I didn't ask for #OneDirection to Sing , I asked for them to Apologise in person to fans who turned up.— Eamonn Holmes (@EamonnHolmes) October 20, 2015
He added in another tweet: “It’s just a question of taking responsibility and being respectful. That’s all.”
According to the Daily Mirror, a spokesman for the band said: “Unfortunately One Direction have had to cancel tonight’s concert in Belfast. Liam has been taken suddenly ill, and the concert will sadly not be taking place.
“Fans have been asked to hold on to their tickets and there will be a further statement tomorrow. The band apologise to their fans and wish Liam well as soon as possible.”
Directioners were left devastated and confused after a representative from the stadium walked on stage to tell them the concert was off.
Rumour has it that it's not actually raining in Belfast tonight, it's just the teenage tears of all the One Direction fans at the SSE Arena.— Andrew Priestley (@A_Priestley89) October 20, 2015
— Dani (@DanielleHM47) October 20, 2015
One Direction cancelled their show at the last minute in Belfast Odyssey is now filled with crying teenage girls and their angry parents— Ryan (@RedBSierra) October 20, 2015
Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles later tweeted their apologies for the cancelled show.
Deepest apologies to everyone at the show tonight in Belfast. Very disappointed, but unfortunately these things happen. We're very sorry. H— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) October 20, 2015
We're so so sorry for what happened tonight, it was out of our control ! Lots of love to Liam and thank you for being so understanding !— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) October 20, 2015
Fans are still waiting to hear whether the remaining Belfast concerts for their On The Road Again tour will also be cancelled.