Eamonn Holmes delighted as son welcomes baby girl and he becomes a grandfather
Eamonn Holmes expressed his happiness over becoming a grandfather for the first time.
This Morning presenter Eamonn, 61, was joined by wife Ruth Langsford as he revealed that his son Dylan had welcomed a baby with wife Jenny.
Kickstarting the programme today, Eamonn said that “things had changed” since he last saw viewers yesterday.
“That you’re a granddad!” Ruth exclaimed before clapping happily.
Eamonn joked: “It wasn’t just me – it was my son Declan and his wife Jenny, they are the happy couple and Jenny gave birth to Amelia.”
‘Lovely name,” Ruth gushed.
Eamonn revealed that his granddaughter had been born at 7 lbs 6 oz and added: “So that’s the first grandchild, my mother’s a great-grandmother.”
“What are you going to be?” Ruth asked. “Gramps, granddad? Grumps we came up with, didn’t we, but he wasn’t too keen on that one.”
Eamonn joked: “It surprises people because they think, ‘He’s too young to be a grandfather’ and already I’ve got people getting in touch with me about glamorous granddad competitions and that kind of thing.
“But my friend Bill, he’s anointed himself ‘Papa’.”
“I like Papa,” Ruth remarked. “It’s got a ‘head of the family’ feel about it.”
“It’s like the Pope,” Eamonn remarked. “So I’d quite like my grandchildren to call me Papa.”
“I like Papa,” Ruth agreed.
“Papa would be nice,” Eamonn agreed.
Ruth added: “Congratulations Declan and Jenny, we’re very, very excited.”
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Eamonn revealed that his son Declan was expecting a baby with his wife Jenny back in April.
After teasing some big news, he revealed on This Morning: “It’s been a tough year for so many people, there’s not much good news around. I’ve been having a very tough week.
“It hasn’t been a good time. I’ve been in tears. I’ve been in tears again because it involves these two people.
“These people are called Declan and Jenny. Declan is my eldest boy, he’s 32 years of age and that is Jenny, his beloved wife.
“They have just announced that I, and together with Jenny’s mum and dad and Gabrielle, Declan’s mummy, we’re all going to be grandparents!”