Eamonn Holmes to be grandfather for first time
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 April 2021
'This Morning' presenter Eamonn Holmes is to be a grandfather for the first time, as his eldest son, Declan Holmes, and his wife Jenny are expecting their first child together
Eamonn Holmes is to be a grandfather.
The 'This Morning' co-host revealed on today's (07.04.21) show that he will be a grandpa for the first time as his 32-year-old son Declan Holmes' wife Jenny is pregnant with their first child.
The 61-year-old TV presenter said: "Declan is my eldest boy, he's 32, and Jenny is his beloved wife.
"They have just announced that I, together with Valerie and Robin, Jenny's mum and dad, and Gabrielle, Declan's mummy, we're all going to be grandparents.
"It's very good. We're very happy."
Eamonn's wife and co-host Ruth Langsford, who is Declan's step-mother, added: "Declan and Jenny – we're so, so happy for you. Lots of love to you.
"They're going to be the most wonderful parents."
Eamonn revealed he got emotional when he was told the happy news.
He said: "I didn't think I would be so happy, but when they told me the news I got very emotional about it.
"I just thought, 'Me? I'm so young and vibrant.'
"What lovely news, regeneration. The old guard goes out, the new guard comes in.
"Declan is the same age that I was when I, well, your mummy, had you."
"Jenny – we wish you well.
"The baby is due in July sometime."
He also joked: "Please, no obligation to call the child Eamonn.
"We don't know if it's a boy or girl, we just want you to be healthy and happy.
"Thank you for bringing so much joy and happiness into our lives."
Ruth quipped: "I'm the wicked step-mother, so maybe I'll be the wicked step-grandmother now."
Eamonn is planning to be called "Papa" by his grandchild.
The star has also been getting emotional for different reasons this week, as he has been in tears with chronic pain due to three discs in his back being out.
He said: "Discs, three of them. Out. It hasn't been a good time. I've been in tears."