Eamonn Holmes who has battled “hideous” chronic pain after he suffered three slipped discs last year, has opened up about his fears for the future. The former This Morning presenter, who quit his role for GB News, revealed his concerns for his wife and former co-star Ruth Langsford.
The 61-year-old joked that he is fearful that his other half may end up being his carer.
The veteran broadcaster addressed his health woes in a candid new interview.
The GB News host explained that Ruth spent much of her time picking things up for him at the height of his chronic pain.
Eamonn shared that despite receiving treatment to help calm his pain, the presenter is hopeful that he will not require 24-hour care.
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“So I’d better have enough money in the bank for a care nurse as I get older.”
Elsewhere, Eamonn also opened up about another health struggle he has faced – insomnia which is a difficulty with sleeping through the night.
It comes as the broadcaster has an early start time on GB News’ Great British Breakfast Show, alongside Isabel Webster.
Writing in his column for Best magazine, Eamonn said: “The early starts do take their toll, but knowing that you’re meeting up with one of your best friends, the work becomes much more fun and time tends to fly.
“The evenings can be a bit more difficult. My big dread about what’s ahead is insomnia and what feels like a ‘sleep hangover’ the next day.”
Eamonn began presenting This Morning in 2006, alongside Ruth, who had already been part of the ITV show’s on-air team since 1999.
His exit from the show came after the couple had their regular Friday slot handed to Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary last January, leaving them as just holiday cover for Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.
Great British Breakfast airs weekdays on GB News from 6am.