Earlier this week, fans queried why Eamonn Holmes, 60, and Ruth Langsford, 59, were noticeably absent from This Morning’s Christmas party. Regular hosts Holly Willoughby, 38, and Phillip Schofield, 57, shared a picture of them enjoying time with the team on their social media pages.
Many fans queried why the married couple were a no-show at the event and now Eamonn has revealed it was on the same day as his surprise 60th birthday party.
The father-of-four reached the milestone age earlier this week and said his spouse surprised him with a week of celebrations.
He said of being absent from the event: “It was my birthday, my wife had a lovely surprise party for me.
“There were 100s of people there. It was overwhelming I really didn’t know what to do.
Eamonn Holmes: This Morning host revealed why he didn't attend the show's Christmas party (Image: INSTAGRAM•HOLLYWILLOUGHBY•WENN)
Eamonn Holmes: This Morning host had been celebrating his 60th birthday with Ruth Langsford (Image: INSTAGRAM•EAMONNHOLMES)
“She’s a wonderful woman, she pulled out all the stops.”
The broadcaster had previously joked that he wanted to ignore turning 60, but ended up having a blast.
Eamonn’s wife surprised him with a trip to Vienna and Austria, as well as family meals and a party.
He said: “Well I didn’t want to talk about