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Friday 7th August 2020

Eamonn Holmes gives update on illness as he pulls out of work again

Poor Eamonn, he doesn't sound well, does he?

Eamonn Holmes has given his fans an update on his health after illness forced him to pull out of This Morning duties last Friday.

And unfortunately for the Northern Irish presenter, it's not good news.

Eamonn, 58, took to Instagram on Monday afternoon to reveal he was unable to host his talkRADIO show as he continues to battle a painful sore throat.

Eamonn still isn't back to full health (Credit: Instagram @eamonnholmes)

He posted a short video with the caption: "Just a progress report. Def not better yet but doing my best. Thanks for all your remedies and good wishes (sic)."

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Sounding croaky, the telly favourite explained he'd taken painkillers to allow him to record the video, and said he still wasn't feeling his best.

I have a terrible cough and cold and a very, very sore throat.

Jokingly calling himself "the patient", he told fans: "I've taken enough antiseptic painkillers to speak to you now but, basically, for the last three days I haven't been able to speak.

"I have a terrible cough and cold and a very, very sore throat."

Poor old Eamonn! (Credit: Instagram @eamonnholmes)

Eamonn continued: "I just way to say it's so disappointing because I have my gig on talkRADIO and for anyone tuning in and expecting me to be there, I am sorry but I'll do my best to be back soon.

"Thanks for all your good wishes."

Thousands of fans viewed the video in just one hour, with many sending Eamonn advice on how to heal and well-wishes.

Fellow TV presenter Richard Madeley is standing in for Eamonn on Monday's talkRADIO show.

Hopefully Eamonn will be well enough to join wife Ruth Langsford on This Morning this Friday.

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Introducing the ITV show solo last week, Ruth had told viewers: "They're dropping like flies in my house.

"[Our son] Jack was off all week with the lurgy, and this morning Eamonn woke up with no voice. He was literally having to write notes."

Ruth introduced This Morning solo last week (Credit: ITV)

Eamonn, meanwhile, tweeted that day: "Things not good today folks.... Got an impossibly sore throat. Don't need this - sooo much to do - but unfortunately Talking is my business. Bloomin Heck it hurts".

Eamonn was in pain (Credit: Twitter)

Get well soon, Eamonn!