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Eamonn Holmes shares painful reason he's been losing sleep

The This Morning star is in agony

Jenni McKnight

Poor Eamonn Holmes. The This Morning star is probably struggling to stay alert after he revealed he has been suffering from sleepless nights thanks to an ongoing health issue. Eamonn admitted he has been counting down the days until he can visit his dentist again due to his chronic toothache keeping him up at night. Sharing his discomfort on Twitter in the early hours of Thursday morning, the 60-year-old wrote: "2 am.... Not counting Sheep ...counting the days til Dentists reopen...."

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During an Instagram Live on Saturday, the TV star confessed that he has been plagued by toothache, which has flared up since he has been in isolation, and due to lockdown rules he has been unable to visit a dentist. Explaining that he first encountered the issue in January, Eamonn said: "I'm not a well man. I had a bit of a toothache in January and I went to the dentist. He said, 'well that’s very strange because that tooth hasn’t got a nerve in it.'

"He took an X-ray and said, 'there must be some remnant, take some antibiotics but there's a danger it could need a lot of work done, maybe an extraction.' So I thought, 'forget that, I've too much to do can't take time off work.'"

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Eamonn has been suffering with his tooth since January

He continued: "Now I've got time off and a lot of time on my hands, my goodness my toothache has decided to come back. If I eat, press down on it, if I drink something hot or cold, if I talk or just breathe it hurts! So I'm on antibiotics at the moment but the dentists won't appear again until maybe July."

However, after consulting his dentist on the phone, Eamonn revealed his fears about having his tooth removed may be inevitable, and could even lead to him needing dentures. He added: "I spoke to the dentist on the phone and he said it may involve an extraction. Now at my age I don’t want to be in that situation where your cheeks go hollow and sallow, and you end up with that old man look. Maybe it's leading to dentures. I don’t want my tooth coming out but anyway, that's what's around the bend for me."

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