The 61-year-old broke the news live on today’s episode of This Morning after teasing viewers that he would be making’ a very important and exclusive ‘more announcement early on the show ‘after a tough week’

While revealing the happy news to fans, Eamonn said his son Declan, 32, and wife Jenny are expecting their first child, who is expected to arrive in July.

“Declan is my oldest son, he’s 32 and Jenny is his beloved wife” He said “They just announced that me, along with Valerie and Robin, Jenny’s mom and dad, and Gabrielle, Declan’s mom, we’re all going to be grandparents

He then joked: “I am very emotional about this, because I am so young and dynamic and in good shape” And joked: “Please, no obligation to call the child Eamonn “

Eamonn has recently suffered from a variety of health issues including chronic pain, but he said the news was so good it allowed him to briefly break away from the pain.

He continued: “We don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl, we just want you to be healthy and happy

Eamonn’s wife and co-host, Ruth Langsford, who is Declan’s mother-in-law, added: “Declan and Jenny – we are so, so happy for you Lots of love for you

Many fans were already excited for what the announcement might be after Eamonn teased his Twitter followers the night before to tell him he was “over the moon”

Many viewers of the show were delighted with the news and took to social media to express their excitement

“The TV was paused so glad this was good news from Eamonn I was worried what the ad was going to be Congratulations” Grandpa Eamonn “I’m sure it will make a handsome big too -father #This morning “A third posted

A fourth wrote: “Congratulations Eamonn on being on the verge of becoming a grandfather, delighted to hear good news for a change”

One of them said: “You worried me this morning, but what fantastic, beautiful news for all of you So happy for you”

Another said: “Thought you would announce your retirement Congratulations on your next grand-baby”

A third tweeted: “Eamonn Holmes makes a ‘big announcement’ on #ThisMorning Turns out he’s gonna be a Grandpa Yay? That’s a personal thing, and congratulations, but it’s not not a “big announcement” to the public and it shouldn’t be handled the way you did “

“Can’t believe Eamonn Holmes just made an announcement on #ThisMorning as seriously as if he was quitting the show or in pain just to say he’s going to be a grandfather Face Rolling Eyes” fourth said

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