Eamonn Holmes is an Irish actor and broadcaster who is known for his role in Sky News: Sunrise (TV Series), The All-Star Impressions Show (TV Special), and Walliams & Friend (TV Series).
Besides acting, he formerly worked as a broadcaster for GMTV and made the show one of the most-watched morning shows—won the National Television Most Popular Daytime Show Award for four straight years (from 1998 to 2001).
Furthermore, during the 2018 Queen's New Years Honours List, he was given the title of OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire).
Short-Bio Plus Family
Eamonn Holmes was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the UK, on 3rd December 1959.
His birth sign is Sagittarius and stands at the height of 5 feet 10½ inches (1.79 meters). Similarly, he studied at St. Malachy's College in Northern Ireland. After that, he enrolled at Belfast College of Business Studies and studied journalism.
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Eamonn is the son of father, Leonard Holmes, and mother, Josephine Holmes. His father used to work as a carpet-fitter. Altogether, he has four brothers, eldest brother, Leonard Holmes, and three younger brothers, Brian Holmes, Colm Holmes, and Colin Holmes.
Unfortunately, his father passed away; he is no more in this world.
Eamonn Holmes’ Married Life: Wife, Children
Eamonn Holmes is married to his long-time partner and his co-anchor of This Morning, Ruth Langsford.
The duo first met each other through their mutual friends in 1997. Following that, they fell in love and started dating. Their relationship became more strong as they welcomed a son named Jack Alexander Holmes in March 2002.
After 13 years of togetherness, Eamonn and Ruth finally decided to take another step in their relationship. On 26th June 2010, they legalized their bond and shared the wedding vows, in front of some distinguished guests, in Hampshire. Since then, the married duo and their son have always been together.
As of now, they reside in Surrey, England.
Eamonn Holmes with his wife, Ruth Langsford, after winning the National Television Awards on 29 January 2020 (Photo: Eamonn Holmes' Instagram)
Prior to his marriage with Ruth, Eamonn was married to Gabrielle Holmes. They quickly tied the knot after meeting each other in the summer of 1976. With his first wife, Eamonn shares three children: two sons named Declan Holmes (b. 1989), Niall Holmes (b. 1993), and a daughter named Rebecca Holmes (b. 1991).
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But their marital bond wasn’t meant to last forever as they split after almost two decades of marriage in 1995. Their divorce was only finalized in 2005, after a decade of separation.
Despite their divorce, the former couple still has a friendly relationship and are co-parenting their three children.
Eamonn Holmes made his debut in the entertainment sector through the 1984’s TV Series documentary titled The Hollywood Greats. After that, he made his appearances in a number of television shows such as A Question of Entertainment (1988), It's My City! (1989), That's Showbusiness (1990), and Telly Addicts (1993).
Since then, he has made his contribution to numerous TV shows and documentaries. As of now, he has more than 200 acting credits in his name.
Some of his other acting credits include 2000’s Bob Martin (TV Series), 2007’s Annually Retentive (TV Series), 2014’s D' Mrs. Brown's Boys Movie (Movie), 2016’s Diddy TV (TV Series), 2018’s Keith Lemon: Coming in America (TV Series), 2006-20’s Loose Women (TV Series) and This Morning (TV Series).
Besides that, Eamonn is the executive producer of the 2006’s TV Movie documentary titled Eamonn Investigates: The Alien Autopsy.
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He has also won three Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) Awards (in 2008, 2009, and 2011) and has been nominated once for an Audience Award (in 2007).
Five Interesting Facts About Eamonn Holmes
Eamonn Holmes' first name is named after his mother’s favorite TV presenter, Eamonn Andrews.
During his wedding ceremony, his wife, Ruth, donned a beautiful dress with a matching headdress, which was designed by an Italian designer named Angelina Colarusso.
He runs two companies, 'Red, White, and Green' and 'Holmes and Away' alongside his wife, Ruth Langsford.
He was once a contestant of Ant and Dec's Gameshow Marathon.
He is a huge supporter of English Premier League’s Manchester United F.C.