This Morning star Eamonn Holmes started working in television four decades ago this month. The 60-year-old presenter marked the special occasion by sharing an old black and white picture of himself from his early days on Instagram yesterday.
The photograph captured Eamonn, who would have been around 20-years-old at the time, when he first started working for Ulster Television, an Northern Irish branch of ITV, which is now known as UTV.
He captioned the snap, which he shared with his 689,000 followers: “My journey in TV all began in Oct 1980.
“40 years ago this very month with my beloved Ulster Television.”
Eamonn’s first job for the broadcaster was on a farming programme titled Farming Ulster, hence the outdoor location and lack of studio in the picture.
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This Morning presenter Rochelle Humes, who gave birth to her third child earlier this week, wrote: “You are a legend. Happy Anniversary Mr H.”
Co-star Alison Hammond added: “The best in the biz!!!! Happy Anniversary Eamonn.”
Meanwhile fellow TV host Davina McCall commented: “Happy tv birthday you total legend and lovely man.”
“Look at you. So handsome,” one fan wrote next to the photo.
“Like a young George Clooney there,” another follower commented.
“Happy Anniversary gorgeous!” his wife remarked.