Eamonn Holmes has admitted he still can’t tie his shoelaces so only wears slip-on shoes.
The This Morning presenter, 61, opened up about his lace troubles during a discussion on Twitter.
When one user asked for examples of skills adults had yet to master, Holmes confessed: “Shoelaces and swimming.”
“As a result I only wear slip ons. True,” added the TV star, with a laughing emoji.
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“Irish Mammies have a lot to answer for... doing everything for their Sons in particular,” the Belfast-born star continued.
Holmes’ revelation may go some way to clearing up the questions raised when his comfy slip-ons were spotted while he hosted the ITV programme last year.
The presenter and his wife and co-host Ruth Langsford were on the This Morning sofa when his black and white trainers came into view – and people tuning in thought they were rather an odd choice to pair with a smart suit.
“Have they put Eamonn Holmes in trainers?” tweeted one perplexed viewer.
“Does Eamonn own a proper pair of shoes? Those daps look daft with that suit,” posted another.
Fans will be seeing a little less of Holmes and Langsford on This Morning this year as Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary will be replacing them on Fridays.
The husband and wife team will now only host the programme during key holidays.
The presenters addressed the news on Twitter, saying in matching posts that it was “a changing of the guard”.
“We hope you make Alison and Dermot as welcome as you’ve made us over the years,” they said.
“Have a Ball you two!
“It’s not Goodbye from us, it’s simply Au Revoir until the next half term.”
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