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Eamonn Holmes surprises Gloria Hunniford with This Is Your Life moment on Loose Women

Portadown presenter Gloria Hunniford was left stunned during Monday's Loose Women when Eamonn Holmes interrupted the live show to present a This Is Your Life moment.

The Belfast man did his best Michael Aspel impression as he kicked off a celebration of Gloria's 70 years in showbiz.

Gloria was unaware she would be the centre of attention when she joined the panel alongside Coleen Nolan, Nadia Sawalha and Ruth Langsford on ITV.

During a discussion about love, Eamonn appeared from the behind the scenes clutching the famous red book, telling his fellow Northern Irish star: ‘You thought you were here today to be a part of a Loose Women panel but you are here today because, Gloria Hunniford, this is your life.’

Gloria took a trip down memory lane before being serenaded by comedian Brian Conley who sang 'Congratulations' to the presenter.

A pre-recorded message was also shown from Gloria's friend Sir Cliff Richard, who congratulated her on her 70 years in telvision.

A compilation of the broadcaster's career highlights were then shown on screen, beginning with her time as a radio presenter in Belfast in the 1970s.

The video also paid tribute to Gloria's daughter Caron Keating, who died in 2004 following battle with breast cancer.

The presenter could be seen wiping away tears, but she told the audience: ‘It’s a happy celebration, when you see those photographs."

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