Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford had This Morning fans on tenterhooks throughout the first half of the ITV show on Wednesday as the two teased a big “personal announcement” to come. As the clock hit 11am, Eamonn revealed he was set to become a grandad after his son Declan and daughter-in-law Jennie were expecting their first child together. However, thanks to the pair’s sombre tone throughout the build-up, a number of viewers blasted the host for misleading them into expecting a more downbeat announcement.
“@EamonnHolmes so glad you’re going to be a granddad.. You had me worried for the last hour..,” one fan admitted on Twitter. “Also Granny @RuthieeL.. Congratulations to the parents of the new arrival due in July.”
A second also vented the frustrations while congratulating the star: “Thought Eamonn Holmes was gonna retire or something… he’s gonna be a grandad? Great news but very badly worded… #ThisMorning.”
Another echoed: “@EamonnHolmes @thismorning Geez Eamonn, you news sounded like there was something serious wrong with you. Can you be less dramatic and sound more cheerful lol.” (Sic)
While a fourth added to the conversation: “Not very impressed with Eamonn Holmes leading everyone on to think he’s poorly or something only to then announce he’s going to be a Grandad? Badly worded lead up #ThisMorning.”
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