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Eamonn Holmes: 'Long way to go but journey is underway' as he charts double hip op recovery

By Claire Williamson

Published 13/02/2016

Eamonn Holmes stands supported by crutches following a double hip operation.
Eamonn Holmes stands supported by crutches following a double hip operation.

Eamonn Holmes bravely stood tall supported by crutches as he said his journey of recovery is underway following a double hip replacement.

The Sky News anchor from Belfast underwent major surgery which lasted more than three hours at the start of February.

Good Morning .... might not be a big thing to you but it is these days to me..A long way to go but the journey is underway.

Posted by Eamonn Holmes on Friday, 12 February 2016

The broadcaster gave an emotional goodbye to the This Morning sofa and team at the end of January as he prepared for the op which will see him off for 10 weeks.

Following the surgery he has been unable to stand or walk for long. He has been keeping his fans updated on his recovery as he undergoes physio and hydrotherapy.

Today he posted a photograph of himself standing upright smiling.

He said: Good Morning, might not be a big thing to you but it is these days to me.

"A long way to go but the journey is underway."

At the time following the procedure Eamonn's This Morning co-presenter and wife Ruth Langsford took to Twitter to say that said all went well and that he was smiling.

The presenter has said he is now looking forward to doing "ordinary things" he could not do before his operation.

"People will talk about me doing the extraordinary but all I want to do is the ordinary, I have no desire to run a marathon or do crazy things. The ordinary things that I've missed out on for years will be extraordinary for me," he told the Daily Mail.

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