Eamonn Holmes hopes hip surgery will give him a 'new lease of life'
Eamonn Holmes hopes his double hip replacement will give him a "new lease of life."
The 'This Morning' presenter, 56, is set to go under the knife next month after battling with excruciating pain for many years and is confident he'll return to the well-loved breakfast show in around 10 weeks' time with an obvious spring in his step.
He explained: "I'm going to be rebuilt... they are taking out both of my hips and giving me new ones. I've put it off for too long ...and for me, I think it'll be a new lease of life."
However, not everybody is excited for the surgery as his wife Ruth Langsford, whom he married in 2010 following 13 years together, is petrified of the possible complications.
Speaking to her husband on the show, she added: "I had a cry the other night because I was so worried about you."
However, the blonde beauty has tried to make light of the situation and even bought her beau a bell for Christmas in preparation for when he is discharged from the hospital.
But, despite the clever idea, Ruth is no doubt regretting it now as Eamonn thought he'd try it out over the festive period.
He said with a giggle: "She didn't like it!"
Meanwhile, Ruth wasn't the only person to buy Eamonn a gift ahead of his surgery as his co-presenter Rylan Clark-Neal pulled on the host's heartstrings when he presented him with a Manchester United shirt, the football team he supports, signed by Wayne Rooney as well as a club mug.