Eamonn Holmes ranted about a cancelled 1D gig and got hounded on Twitter

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.

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.

The morning TV presenter received lots of tweets expressing agreement – but he also managed to invoke the wrath of 1D’s loyal Twitter followers.

Eamonn quickly ran out of patience.

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.

Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles later tweeted their apologies for the cancelled show.

Fans are still waiting to hear whether the remaining Belfast concerts for their On The Road Again tour will also be cancelled.

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