Eamonn Holmes reveals Covid-19 has 'finally caught him'

Eamonn Holmes reveals Covid-19 has 'finally caught him'

EAMONN HOLMES has revealed he's tested positive for Covid-19 and is now in self-isolation.

The Irish broadcaster, and friend of the Irish Post, took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to say he's been forced to pull out of a few "personal and professional events" as a result of his illness.

He reassured fans that he was "coping with the symptoms well".

It isn't clear exactly when Eamonn caught the virus, but it likely happened sometime last week after the 61-year-old revealed he was "halfway through" his isolation period.

"Covid finally caught me," he told his million followers.

"Thankfully I'm Double jabbed. More than Half way through my isolation and coping with the symptoms and effects well.

"Unfortunately I'm going to be a No Show for some Professional & Personal events. Just want to let everyone know why & offer my apologies."

Fans were quick to get in touch to offer their best wishes, with well-wishers chiming in from all over Ireland and the UK.

"Get well soon, Eamonn! You'll be stronger for it after this," wrote one Twitter user.

"All the best Eamonn! Luckily you were double-jabbed otherwise it might have been a lot worse," another wrote.

"I really hope you have a speedy recovery and feel better soon," one said.

Another commented: "Hope you get well soon Eamonn. Sending love from Wales. Xx."

It comes after Eamonn and wife Ruth Langsford revealed they will spend Christmas apart this year.

Instead, each of them will be spending time with their elderly mothers, with Eamonn heading to Belfast to see his mum for the first time in a year-and-a-half.