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Eamonn returns to This Morning sofa after double hip op and wife Ruth is delighted

By Chris McCullough

He's back! Local boy Eamonn Holmes has finally returned to the This Morning sofa much to the delight of his wife and co-presenter Ruth Langsford.

Eamonn had taken 10 weeks off to recover from a double hip operation while his place on the sofa had been filled by Ben Shephard and Rylan Clark-Neal.

But the 56-year-old was able to hang up his crutches to take the seat beside his wife yesterday and return to doing what he does best.

Ruth was so pleased to see her husband back that she planted a huge kiss on Eamonn's cheek as a special way to mark his return.

Eamonn said: "Ten weeks today, that was the operation. Look, I can fully do all that I'm supposed to do."

Taking to Twitter later he let his followers know exactly what it meant to him to be back. He said: "Well, it's not that exciting, but its a big thing for me, got my boots on and ready to play."

And paying tribute to his wife, Eamonn said: "It doesn't take much to make her happy, but happy she seems to be! Bless her."

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 painkillers and you will get through it."

Fans also took to social media to voice their delight over the return of their favourite TV presenter with some saying Eamonn and Ruth are the best couple on television.

Back in January Eamonn bid a fond farewell to the sofa and the daytime programme as he prepared for his operation.

Among the many well- wishers at the time was former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson who had previously been through the same operation on his hip.

During his stint in hospital Eamonn kept everyone up to date on his progress via social media.

And last week, he made a surprise return to the This Morning studio to pay a warm tribute to the show's agony aunt Denise Robertson who sadly passed away at the age of 83 after suffering from pancreatic cancer.

He later posted on Twitter: "Had to be here, or she (Denise) would have told me off from above."

Eamonn will also be back hosting Sky News Sunrise on Monday.

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