The 61-year-old aired the news live on tonight’s episode of This Morning after teasing the viewers he’d be doing a very important and exclusive “announcement earlier on the show” after a tough week “

While sharing the good news with fans, Eamonn said his 32-year-old son Declan and wife Jenny are expecting their first child, expected sometime in July

“Declan is my oldest boy, he’s 32 and Jenny’s beloved wife.” He said, “You just announced that I would all be grandparents along with Valerie and Robin, Jenny’s mother and father, and Gabrielle, Declan’s mom will be

Then he joked: “I got very emotional because I am so young and alive and fit” and quipped: “Please no obligation to call the child Eamonn”

Eamonn has suffered from various health problems lately, including chronic pain, but said the news was so good that he took a short break 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, Declan’s stepmother, added, “Declan and Jenny – we’re so excited for you. Much love for you

Lots of fans were already excited about what the announcement could be after Eamonn teased his followers on Twitter the night before that he had some news he was ‘overjoyed’ about

Many viewers of the show were overjoyed with the news and used social media to express their excitement

“Had the TV on I’m so excited about the good news from Eamonn and was worried about what the announcement would look like Congratulations” Grandpa Eamonn “I’m sure he’ll make a lovely Grandpa too #This morning” A third posted

A fourth wrote: “Congratulations Eamonn on being a grandfather soon It’s nice that he’s hearing good news for a change”

One said, “You worried me this morning, but what fantastic, beautiful news for you all. So pleased for you”

Another said, “I thought we were going to announce your retirement, congratulations on your upcoming grandchild”

A third tweet: “Eamonn Holmes makes a” big announcement “on #ThisMorning It turns out he’s going to be a grandpa Yay? It’s a personal thing and congratulations, but it’s not a” big announcement “for that Public and it shouldn’t be handled the way you did “

“I can’t believe Eamonn Holmes just made an announcement on #ThisMorning so seriously, like he’s leaving the show or feeling uncomfortable just to say he’ll be a rolling-eyed grandpa face” A fourth said

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