Eamonn Holmes accuses wife Ruth Langsford of asking ‘strange question’ about grandchild

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Eamonn Holmes accused his wife Ruth Langsford of asking him a 'strange question' about his newborn grandchild as they hosted This Morning on Friday.

As the ITV daytime show opened at 10am, Ruth turned to her husband and asked him about being a new grandfather.

"How's your first week as Papa Holmes been? Have you got used to it yet?" Ruth asked him.

"No, of course not, I haven't met the child yet," Eamonn replied, with a hint of sarcasm.

"I know, but getting used to the name, people going, 'alright Papa'," Ruth added.

"No," Eamonn answered whilst giggling at his wife, as she said: "It takes a while."

Eamonn Holmes accused his wife Ruth Langsford of asking him a 'strange question' on Friday

"That's a strange question,' he then told her as Ruth explained: "I just wondered y'know, has it sunk in yet?"

"I wasn't sure what you were getting at with this, but of course it's wonderful, it's beautiful," Eamonn then told her.

On Tuesday's show, Eamonn expressed his happiness over becoming a grandfather for the first time.

The 61-year-old presenter revealed that his son Dylan had welcomed a baby with wife Jenny.

The 61-year-old presenter revealed that his son Dylan had welcomed a baby with wife Jenny this week
(Image: EamonnHolmes/Twitter)

Kickstarting the programme, Eamonn said that "things had changed" since he last saw viewers on the Monday.

"That you're a granddad!" Ruth exclaimed before clapping happily.

Eamonn joked: "It wasn't just me – it was my son Declan and his wife Jenny, they are the happy couple and Jenny gave birth to Amelia."

'Lovely name," Ruth gushed.

Eamonn revealed that his granddaughter had been born at 7lbs 6 oz and added: "So that's the first grandchild, my mother's a great-grandmother."

Ruth asked Eamonn if being a grandfather had sunk in yet
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"What are you going to be?" Ruth asked. "Gramps, granddad? Grumps we came up with, didn't we, but he wasn't too keen on that one."

Eamonn joked: "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'."

"I like Papa," Ruth remarked. "It's got a 'head of the family' feel about it."

"It's like the Pope," Eamonn remarked. "So I'd quite like my grandchildren to call me Papa."

"I like Papa," Ruth agreed, as Eamonn said: "Papa would be nice."

Ruth added: "Congratulations Declan and Jenny, we're very, very excited."

This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.

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