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Eamonn Holmes thrills fans with unseen family photo for special occasion

The This Morning presenter posted a heartfelt message

Diane Shipley

Eamonn Holmes posted a sweet family tribute on Instagram at the weekend.

Taking to the social media site, the presenter shared a photo from before the pandemic which showed him sitting alongside his younger brother Brian.

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Not only was it a rare chance to see Eamonn with one of his four siblings, but there was a special reason for the post: Brian’s 60th birthday!

The This Morning co-host captioned the image: "Happy Birthday to my Baby bro Brian… I'm older by 13 months but obviously, I had a harder paper round than him [smiley face emoji].

"Can't celebrate... but we will eventually mate. Laughter always guaranteed. Many Happy Returns. #family #familyfirst #familyiseverything #brother #brothers #brotherlylove."

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The 61-year-old's fans were quick to share their good wishes in the comments section.

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One wrote: "Happy birthday Brian (my older brother's birthday too). Have a fabulous day!!"

Others added: "Happy birthday to your brother [heart emoji]," and: "Love this. Many happy returns from Belfast."

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Eamonn wished his brother a lovely birthday in a heartfelt post 

A fourth, meanwhile, teased: "I see double trouble in this picture," adding a laughing emoji.

Eamonn's post also sparked a response from his This Morning colleague Alison Hammond.

The star, who along with Dermot O'Leary is part of the presenting team replacing Eamonn and his wife Ruth Langsford on Fridays, left a kind comment.

Alongside a cake emoji, the 45-year-old wrote: "Happy birthday xx."

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Former GMTV star Eamonn exchanged friendly messages with another star earlier this week, when he briefly chatted on Instagram with Hollywood star Kate Beckinsale.

On Monday, the presenter joined forces with self-help guru Lynn Crilly to talk all things "Blue Monday".

He got a lovely reaction from his fans – including Serendipity star Kate.

The 47-year-old sweetly commented on his post with a red heart emoji and a kiss emoji. Eamonn was quick to reply, sending the mother-of-one several folded hands emojis, which are used as a gesture of thanks.

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