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Eamonn Holmes supported by fans after he breaks silence amid This Morning drama

The former This Morning presenter took to Twitter

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Phoebe Tatham
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Eamonn Holmes appeared to make a thinly veiled dig at This Morning's Phillip Schofield following his shock exit from the show on Saturday.

Taking to Twitter, the broadcaster – who used to host the show alongside his wife Ruth Langsford – posted a sweet photograph of himself with his granddaughter, Emilia. In his cryptic caption, Eamonn penned: "Pappa got a smacker. Thank u Emilia. All in all, that rounded off what turned out to be a good day," followed by a heart-eye emoji.

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His post caused a stir in the comments section, with many eagle-eyed Twitter users pointing out the well-timed nature of Eamonn's post. "I see what you did there. Love it," noted one, while a second penned: "I think we know why it was a good day for you, Eamonn."

A third chimed in: "Eamonn, I've been waiting all night for this tweet. What goes around comes around..." and a fourth added: "Fantastic pic and epic comment."

Eamonn's post comes after presenter Phillip Schofield quit This Morning after over 20 years fronting the show.

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Taking to his Instagram Stories on Saturday, Phillip, 61, shared: "I have always been proud to cover fascinating stories on This Morning. But recently, This Morning itself has become the story.

Phillip Schofield smiling© Getty
Phillip Schofield shared a statement

"Throughout my career in TV - including the very difficult last few days - I have always done my best to be honourable and kind. I understand that ITV has decided the current situation can't go on, and I want to do what I can to protect the show that I love."

Eamonn and Ruth smiling © Getty
Eamonn and Ruth used to present This Morning

He concluded: "So I have agreed to step down from This Morning with immediate effect, in the hope that the show can move forward to a bright future. I'd like to thank everyone who has supported me - especially This Morning's amazing viewers - and I'll see you all for the Soap Awards next month."

Holly, Phil, Ruth and Eamonn at the National Television Awards in 2013© Getty
Holly, Phil, Ruth and Eamonn at the National Television Awards in 2013

His co-presenter, Holly Willoughby, was amongst the first to react online. She shared a statement on Instagram which read: "Hi everyone...It's been over 13 great years presenting This Morning with Phil and I want to take the opportunity to thank him for all of his knowledge, his experience and his humour. The sofa won't feel the same without him."

Holly wearing a LBD at the ITV Palooza! © Getty
Holly joined This Morning in 2009

Phillip's departure comes after reports of tension between the presenter and his co-star, Holly. 

Despite the duo being very close friends, swirling rumours have hinted at a possible feud between the pair, with Phillip himself releasing a statement admitting that it has been a difficult time for them both.

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