Eamonn Holmes says he's 'on borrowed time' after Ruth Langsford split

Eamonn Holmes
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Eamonn Holmes has sparked worry among his circle of friends after he cryptically mentioned that he's living "on borrowed time" following his separation from fellow TV personality Ruth Langsford. The seasoned television presenter, now a regular face on GB News, is said to be finding solace in the company of several female friends post his split from Ruth.

The 64-year-old expressed his desire to maintain a cordial relationship with his soon-to-be ex-wife. When probed about their current relationship status by Best magazine, he replied, "It's too early to say, but I hope we can still be friends."

Eamonn was seen using a walking aid at The Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) awards party last month. Winning the award for best breakfast show, he hinted at feeling betrayed, as reported by the Express, stating: "I went for an operation a year and a half ago and it went wrong. So I got two things in my back that I didn't want.."

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The Belfast-born host admitted that it was "not a good time at all" currently, while his co-host on the award-winning GB News morning show, Isabel Webster, revealed how colleagues and friends were rallying around him, saying: "He's gone through an awful lot and we are all 100 percent behind him.", reports the Mirror.

Post his marital split, Eamonn has been linked with Katie Alexander, a 42-year-old relationship counsellor he's grown close to, as well as podcaster Hayley Sparks, and Lisa Harris, a facialist and mutual friend of the former couple.

Eamonn Holmes has candidly spoken about his ongoing battle with chronic pain after a back surgery last year didn't go as planned, leaving him facing the possibility of limited mobility. In January, he shared his fears and frustrations, saying, "It's as if somebody up there is playing with my life. In the past year, I've had an operation on my back which went wrong and has confined me to a wheelchair. I've fallen and broken my shoulder. Honestly, you could not make it up."

Reflecting on his challenging situation, Eamonn admitted, "I have tried every treatment, but you go. Maybe I'll never get out of it,' which is a harsh reality to face."

Meanwhile, both Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford have a special place in their hearts for their rescue dog, Maggie. Chatting with The Telegraph, they shared how much joy she brings into their lives.

Ruth couldn't help but gush over their pet, stating: "She's just adorable. We love her so much." Eamonn, echoing Ruth's affection for Maggie, humorously commented: "If my wife loved me the way my dog loves me, I'd be a very happy man."

However, concerns about who will care for Maggie are growing due to Eamonn's health issues. A source revealed to The Sun the couple's worries, saying, "Maggie is like a daughter to them. They dote on her. But she's getting on and they know she needs stability," and noted, "It's a case of who can give her that. Eamonn adores her and Maggie's been such a support during his health woes."

"The thought of giving her up is heartbreaking to him. But if Ruth is able to get out and about and walk her more, then it may well be that she gets Maggie in the split."