Eamonn Holmes, 60, revealed that he would gladly live in his home town of Belfast again, after working in the UK for the past four decades. He explained that he already has a “home” in Belfast and that is where he intends to “end up,” after leaving Ireland in 1986.
It’s never really gone away
He told the podcast of his life with wife Ruth Langsford: “We’re a very close family, I make no bones of it, I would live in Belfast again tomorrow, I have a home in Belfast.
“You know if I could, I would, that’s where I would be, that’s where I intend to end up.”
Eamonn then described how he had lived with homesickness since leaving his family there.
“It’s never really gone away, but gosh I miss it, I’ve lived in a continual state of homesickness since I left in 1986 without a doubt.”
Eamonn Holmes, 60, revealed that he would gladly live in his home town of Belfast again
Podcast host Pete asked Eamonn what is usually the first thing he does when the plane lands at George Best city airport.
Eamonn responded: “First thing I do is look at the Cave Hill, I look at Cave hill, the Cave Hill is something that has great sentimentality for me and lovely memories.”
Eamonn moved to the UK to work on breakfast television programmes including Open Air in 1986.
He then went on to present the popular morning show GMTV in 1993 alongside Anne Davies and later, Fiona Phillips.
He hosted the show for 13 years before leaving to present Sunrise.
Eamonn has been married to fellow broadcaster Ruth Langsford since 2010 after they began dating in 1995 following the break up of his marriage to Gabrielle Holmes.
The couple had baby Jack Alexander Holmes together in 2002.
Recently the presenter shared a picture with all four of his children including Declan, Rebecca and Niall- from his previous marriage to Gabrielle.
Captioning the sweet memory, Eamonn wrote: “The Holmes Gang. #wearefamily. Miss the bones of this lot.
“Miss the gatherings, most of all miss the laughter and banter. But the priority is that we all stay well. Really Looking forward to our next Zoom night kids.
“Family = everything… well after @manchesterunited which thankfully also Unites us.”
Ruth was among the first to comment on the pic, writing: “Love this photo of us all,” to which Eamonn replied: “Well let’s raise a glass to getting those days back.”
Eamonn is close with his children and recently marked Declan’s first anniversary with his wife, Jenny Gouk with a sweet photo of the couple on their wedding day.
“A year ago today. Happy 1st Anniversary to Son Number One Declan and my daughter in law Dr Jenny. Love,” he wrote, with a line of pink heart emojis.
Eamonn told Hello! Magazine that he is looking forward to one day becoming a grandad.
Eamonn said: “If it’s God’s will and there are grandchildren then I would be the most fun granddaddy on the block!”