Eamonn Holmes is the proudest ‘Papa’ as he shares first photo of granddaughter

Eamonn Holmes was thrilled to welcome the new arrival (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Eamonn Holmes has melted all of our hearts by sharing the sweetest first photo of his granddaughter Emilia.

The This Morning presenter announced that he’d become a grandfather live on the show earlier this week with his wife Ruth Langsford and, naturally, he couldn’t stop beaming.

Clearly thrilled to show off the new arrival to the family, Eamonn shared a photo of his son Declan holding Emilia.

‘My First born Son Declan with his first born and my first Grandchild Emilia,’ the 61-year-old wrote. ‘Welcome to The World Emilia. Just call me Papa.’

So cute!

Fans and friends are thrilled for him, with Stacey Solomon commenting: ‘Congratulations 😍😍😍’.

This Morning’s Dr Zoe Williams added: ‘Ahhhh congratulations Eamonn xxx’ while Kate Thornton said: ‘What glorious news! Congratulations to you all xxx’.

Previously sharing the news on the ITV show, Eamonn explained that Declan and his wife Jenny had welcomed the little one, saying: ‘Some things have changed since I last saw you yesterday and that is…’, with Ruth adding: ‘You’re a granddad!’

The star is also convinced he inspired the new arrival’s name, confidently explaining: ‘You’ll spot the connection – Emilia, Eamonn.

‘There’s an E, there’s an M in it, there’s an A. So the child, obviously a tribute. He’s my firstborn, that’s his firstborn. He’s keeping the connection going.’

Ruth wasn’t as convinced – but we’re sure there’s something in it, Eamonn.

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Declan is one of Eamonn’s three children from his previous marriage to Gabrielle Holmes, which ended in 2005. The pair also share their son Niall and daughter Rebecca, who recently got engaged.

Eamonn and Ruth welcomed their son Jack in 2002.

The couple announced that Declan and Jenny were expecting their first child earlier this year.

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Bringing up a picture of his son and daughter-in-law, Eamonn said: ‘These people are called Declan and Jenny – the clue is their surname is Holmes. Declan is my eldest boy…and that is Jenny, his beloved wife.

‘They have just announced that I, and together with Valerie and Robin, Jenny’s mum and dad, and Gabrielle, Declan’s mummy, we’re all going to be grandparents!’

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