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Eamonn Holmes wants to bring back This Is Your Life

By Lauren Harte

TV presenter Eamonn Holmes has said he is "on a crusade" to resurrect This Is Your Life.

The Belfast-born broadcaster would like to be the second Eamonn to front the hit show and present unsuspecting stars with the big red book.

The series, previously presented by Dublin-born Eamonn Andrews and later by Michael Aspel, ended in 2003 after 48 years.

But Holmes (59) has revealed that he would like to see the popular show back on our TV screens.

In a Radio Times interview alongside wife and This Morning co-host Ruth Langsford (58), Eamonn said he's keen to follow in the footsteps of his namesake. "I'm on a crusade to bring back This Is Your Life, presented not by Eamonn Andrews, but by Eamonn Holmes," he said.

Ruth added: "Eamonn was named after Eamonn Andrews because his mum was a big fan."

The couple, who have been together for more than 20 years, have also said the secret to a happy home is to keep TV time separate - particularly because the former Sky News presenter "likes to talk", according to his wife.

"I don't like watching TV with Eamonn because he talks. He wants to discuss everything and will keep pausing the programme," Ruth said.

Although the pair work on TV together, they told the magazine they tend to watch it separately.

Ruth said: "Eamonn's got one room, and I've got a little family room with an L-shaped sofa that has a footstool. I always sit with my feet up. And my television's on the wall - it's quite big..."

"First of all, it's not very big, it's 40 inches," Eamonn added.

"I watch a big television, which is 72 inches and I have a reclining leather chair that I don't move from. I often sleep in it, I eat in it, and you'll probably find me dead in it."

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