Eamonn Holmes gushes with pride as he celebrates granddaughter Emilia’s christening

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Eamonn Holmes OBE an Irish broadcaster and former journalist, shared a happy snap from granddaughter Emilia’s christening and described the day as a ‘lovely family gathering’

The former journalist, broadcaster and TV presenter, 61, became a grandfather for the first time in July when his 32-year-old son Declan welcomed baby Emilia.

Holmes gushes with pride as he celebrates granddaughter Emilia’s christening

The TV presenter beamed with pride and joy in the image as shared to Instagram on Sunday as he stood with his wife Ruth Langsford, Declan his son, his son’s wife Jenny, and little baby Emilia to take a snap.

He proudly and joyfully captioned the post: “Emilia , my First beautiful Grandchild Christened today. Lovely and enticing family gathering including adoring parents Declan & his wife Jenny.”

Declan Holmes is the presenter’s son from his first marital engagement and entanglement with Gabrielle Holmes. He also shares daughter Rebecca, 30, and son Niall, 28, with his ex.

Eamonn also shared the picture of his 19-year-old son Jack with his current wife Ruth.

Eamonn excitedly and proudly announced to the people he had become a grandfather while he was presenting on TV This Morning. He proudly said at the time that he couldn’t wait to meet the youngster(granddaughter).

While speaking on TV set alongside his current beautiful and loving wife Ruth live on air, he said: “My lovely son Declan and his wife Jenny are the happy couple. Jenny gave birth to Emilia, who is 7lbs 6oz.”

He later went on to share an adorable image of his son and the tot. He captioned the black and white image: “My First born Son Declan with his first born and my first Grandchild Emilia. Welcome to The World Emilia. Just call me Papa.”

This latest pictures comes after Eamonn had contracted Covid-19 and was forced to sit out of several public appearances to avoid infecting and transmitting the covid to others.

Holmes shared picture from granddaughter, Emilia’s christening

He apologised for pulling out of the event late last month and said that while he was ill and self isolating, he was thankful that he had been double dabbed.

Eamonn wrote a message on Twitter, saying: “Covid finally caught me. 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.”

Without much taken time he is clearly back in good spirits and the christening follows his recent outing at the premiere for the film Belfast in Northern Ireland’s capital city.

Eamonn was back on home soil for the movie showing and looked to be enjoying his night as he made his way down the glowing red carpet in his home city having completed his isolation period and been free from Corona virus.