Eamonn Holmes announces the birth of his granddaughter – Belfast Live

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Eamonn Holmes has announced the birth of his first grandchild.

He announced the news on Tuesday morning that his son Declan and wife Jenny are now parents to a baby girl.

The Belfast man and Ruth Langsford told This Morning viewers that “things had changed” since they appeared on the show yesterday, with Ruth replying, “That you’re a granddad!” while clapping with excitement.

Eamonn’s granddaughter has been named Amelia, who is 7lbs 6oz, with the TV presenter saying how his mum is now a great-grandmother too.

Eamonn’s son Declan, and wife Jenny
(Image: ITV)

“What are you going to be?” Ruth asked her husband to find out what he wants to be called, adding “Gramps, granddad? Grumps we came up with, didn’t we, but he wasn’t too keen on that one.”

Eamonn said: “It surprises people because they think, ‘He’s too young to be a grandfather’ and already I’ve got people getting in touch with me about glamorous granddad competitions and that kind of thing.

“But my friend Bill, he’s anointed himself ‘Papa’. Papa would be nice.”

Ruth added: “Congratulations Declan and Jenny, we’re very, very excited.”

The Northern Irish broadcaster announced the news back in April that he was going to be a grandfather for the first, while saying to Declan and Jenny: “Thank you for bringing so much joy and happiness into our lives at this miserable time.”

*This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10am

 

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