Irish presenter Eamonn Holmes has revealed his younger brother was saved by CPR just three days ago.
Eamonn and wife Ruth Langsford, who are hosting This Morning during the summer, explained that they would be joined by a paramedic to learn how to give CPR.
The host then revealed that just a few days ago his brother had his life saved by paramedics.
Eamonn, 57, said: “My brother’s life was saved by CPR just three days ago so we’re very into this story.”
Speaking about the importance of knowing how to give CPR he added: “We all need to know and learn how to do it.”
The presenting duo then went on to meet David, who teaches people how to give CPR, and one of his students, Carol – who ended up having to save David’s life.
David explained: “The class had just started and I began to feel lightheaded so I sat down and started taking my pulse.
“Carol asked me if everything was alright and I told her it wasn’t. She then told me to lie down and raise my feet and from that point on I gradually became worse and she gave me the first aid I required.”
Ruth, 57, asked David: “Did you realise at this point that you were going into cardiac arrest?”
To which David said: “I realised I wasn’t well and my heartbeat was irregular so yes.”
Speaking about the moment she had to perform CPR on David Carol said: “At first I thought it was a test because David had previously said that he does this to see how people react.
“But then I saw his neck go really red and I thought you can’t act that and that’s the point I went across and asked him if he was alright.”
David then revealed that he had to talk everything through with Carol despite the fact he was dying.
But after David stopped breathing Carol was left with no choice but to give him CPR – which she had never performed on a real person before.
David went on to say how proud he was of Carol and is thankful she saved his life.
Eamonn then presented Carol with a certificate before thanking ambulance services and speaking about the incident with his brother.
He said: “This is particularly poignant to me because just three days ago on Sunday morning my baby brother had to be revived by an ambulance team. Thank you to that ambulance team in Belfast who carried out CPR on him.”