Eamonn Holmes is back on This Morning – and he was certainly missed! The TV presenter made a return to the ITV daytime show alongside his wife Ruth Langsford on Friday, having been absent from events over the past week due to ill health. Prior to going on air, Ruth posted a video of her husband learning his lines on set, which she captioned: "@Eamonnholmes OBE is back! @ThisMorning." Ruth was heard saying in the clip: "Look who's back! I've got him honey and lemon." Viewers were equally delighted to see Eamonn again, with many taking to Twitter after seeing him on air. "Eamonn Holmes is back! Happy days," one wrote, while another said: "Nice to see Eamonn back, such a different show when it's @RuthieeL and @EamonnHolmes hosting!" A third added: "Eamonn and Ruth are couple goals."
Eamonn Holmes returned to This Morning following illness
The father-of-four was struck down with the flu last Friday, and was replaced last-minute on This Morning by Alison Hammond. Ruth opened the show telling viewers that her family had been "dropping like flies". She said: "Good morning, welcome to Friday's This Morning." She then explained her husband's absence from the sofa: "Well, they're dropping like flies in my house. I’ve had Jack off this week with the lurgy and then this morning, Eamonn woke up with no voice. He literally can’t speak, he was croaking. He had to write notes. So yeah, he’s off sick today."
Ruth Langsford was joined by Alison Hammond when Eamonn was off ill
Eamonn also had to miss the National Television Awards on Tuesday, leaving Ruth to walk the red carpet alone – something she told reporters she found "strange." Eamonn tweeted to confirm he would be missing the awards show, writing: "Hi everybody, well it's the patient here. I've taken enough antiseptic painkillers to speak to you now but basically for the past three days, I haven't been able to speak. I've had a terrible cough and cold, very, very sore throat. Just want to say, it's so disappointing because I've got my gig on Talk radio so for any of you tuning in, and are expecting me to be there, I am sorry but going my best to be back soon. Thanks for all your good wishes."