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Eamonn Holmes celebrates 35 years on television

Broadcaster Eamonn Holmes has celebrated an incredible 35 years on television.

The Belfast man took to his Instagram account to share the anniversary with his many followers.

He joked that while it felt like yesterday from the day he started, the pictures told a different story.

The 55-year-old is one of the busiest personalties on the television having recently agreed a deal to front a Channel 5 documentary.

He currently presents Sky News Sunrise programme and fronts the This Morning programme for ITV every Friday and during the holidays with his wife Ruth Langsford.

And the father-of-four is an occasional presenter on Songs Of Praise and other programmes for BBC.

After attending St Malachy's College in Belfast and the Belfast College of Business, he became the youngest news anchorman in the ITV regions at 21.

He once said that living in an area where unemployment was constantly knocking on the door meant he found it difficult to refuse job offers.

In 1986 he helped launch daytime television on BBC One, with the daily phone-in programme Open Air.

Among his many jobs, he served on the GMTV sofa for 12 years until 2005.

The former UTV presenter has been with his 55-year-old old wife Ruth Langsford for 18 years and married for five, and they have a 13-year-old son, Jack.

He also has three other children - Declan (28), 24-year-old Rebecca and Niall (22) with his first wife, Gabrielle Holmes.

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