Eamonn Holmes has opened up about his mum's death ahead of what would've been her 94th birthday while marking his own.
The TV host, 62, told of his his grief last month as his mum Josie was laid to rest at a service in Belfast, following her death at the age of 93.
GB News presenter Eamonn revealed that he and his "four amazing brothers" were there to say goodbye to her.
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The Belfast Telegraph reported that Holmes was unable to attend the funeral due to "health reasons", but that he did speak virtually to the congregation at St Patrick's Church in Belfast.
Eamonn took to Instagram with the photo of himself and his mother cuddled up on a sofa as he paid tribute to her.
He wrote: "So my birthday today and mum's tomorrow. She passed away just two weeks short of her 94th," adding: "We shall always be joined at the hip. Sagittarians. Always too alike."
Eamonn's friends and followers flooded the comments section to send him their best wishes, including a "Happy Birthday".
Carol Vorderman wrote under the snap: "What a lovely picture and always together with her at this time," while former Gogglebox star Lisa Baggs added: "Happy Birthday Eamonn. That's such a lovely photo."
Eamonn took to Twitter to thank his fans for their support, saying: "To all you genuinely good people who have offered me such kindness and comfort over the death of my mother, I read all your messages and am genuinely overwhelmed and humbled."
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The star, who is married to Loose Women star Ruth Langsford, previously spoke about about his relationship with his "hero" mum, who lost Eamonn's dad Leonard 30 years ago from a heart attack.
The ex-This Morning presenter told how Josie's mind was still "sharp as a tack" and praised her for making him "the man I am".
Eamonn recently revealed he was left with a fractured shoulder following a fall at his home in Surrey.The presenter had been off work to relieve pressure on his sciatic nerves following months of pain.
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