Eamonn Holmes says he’s caught Covid-19 as he apologises for cancelling work
26th October 2021

Eamonn Holmes has announced he's caught coronavirus despite being double jabbed.

The 61 year old ITV presenter, who recently broke down in tears as he remembered his late father, took to his Twitter feed to share the news with his 1 million followers as he wrote: "Covid finally caught me .

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

The star added that he will not be able to attend certain scheduled events as a result of catching Covid-19 as he wrote: "Unfortunately I'm going to be a No Show for some Professional & Personal events.

"Just want to let everyone know why & offer my apologies".

Many of Eamonn's fans were quick to reply in the comments as one person wrote: "Get well soon – hope Ruthie is looking after you!"

Another said: "I am double jabbed but ended up in hospital with covid complications . It effects everyone differently despite the vaccine, I just think if this is how badly it effected me being vaccinated just how bad it would have been without hopefully you will be fine".

While a third added: "Look after yourself. Your health comes first. No need for apologies. I’m starting to think it’s not going away until everyone has had it. I’ve escaped so far".

It comes after Eamonn recently opened up on the panic he experienced after his doctor warned him he could go blind.

The This Morning presenter had suffered from an incredibly painful bout of the shingles – a nasty rash that is caused by the reactivation of chicken pox in adults – back in 2018, and he was covered in swollen spots all over his face.

Thankfully, the Belfast-born star managed to recover from the illness, but he was left with nasty red scars for weeks.

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Eamonn initially opened up on the condition on Loose Women last month in a bid to raise awareness about the shingles, and has now recalled the awful fear he had about losing his sight, as well as the horror of looking in the mirror.

Eamonn later told the Mirror: "I literally jumped back at my image shouting 'what the heck is this?'

"It was like waking up in a horror movie."

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He then explained that his medical practitioner was more worried about the location of the spots.

"When I called my doctor and said it was on my face the first question was, 'Is it near your eyes? Don't touch your eyes because it could affect your vision,'" the presenter continued.

The doctor then warned he "could go blind" and ordered Eamonn to whip down to the surgery as fast as possible so he could be examined. "It was panic stations," the star added.

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