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Eamonn Holmes back on This Morning sofa after double-hip op recovery

Eamonn Holmes has returned to the This Morning sofa after almost 10 weeks off recovering from a double-hip operation.

Rylan Clark-Neal has been standing in for Eamonn in recent weeks.

In January, Eamonn said an emotional goodbye to the daytime programme and good luck messages flooded in from fans of the show - including from former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson who had a similar operation two years ago.

He also received a basket of goodies from his team which included a shirt signed by Wayne Rooney

The Belfast-born presenter kept fans up-to-date on his recovery with a series of social media updates.

He made an unexpected return to the show last week to pay tribute to agony aunt Denise Robertson, who died from cancer at the age of 83.

On Friday morning he was back beside wife Ruth Langsford as they co-hosted their first programme in months.

Ruth said: "I've had a few TV husbands sitting here with me but now I've got the best back. It's true."

To which Eamonn quipped: "We'll see how long it lasts."

He continued: "If you are facing a hip operation or two as in my case, there is light at the end of the tunnel. It can be done, do your exercises, take your pain killers and you will get through it."

Ruth then revealed how she fell foul to a joke present of a bell she bought her husband.

She said: "Be nice to your wife who is only trying to help."

To which Eamonn added: "You're the one who bought a bell".

Ruth laughed as she said: "Don't buy a bell for a joke because they will try to use it."

Eamonn will be back hosting Sky News Sunrise on Monday April 18.

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