'She didn't want me there' Eamonn Holmes recalls late mum's words as he misses her funeral | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Due to health reasons, Eamonn Holmes was unable to attend his mum’s funeral in Belfast today, but spoke virtually to the congregation to pay a loving tribute. The 62-year-old’s mum was remembered by her loved ones, including Eamonn’s brothers, at Saint Patrick’s Church, Donegall Street.

According to the Belfast Telegraph, he made a touching speech heard by those in attendance. 

He said: “Thank you for being there today on what is a work day.

“My name is Eamonn and I am the second son — my other brothers being Emmett, Connor and Leonard Holmes — of Josie.

“They are all here today and I love and respect them so much for what they constantly do for mum.

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He added: “We loved and will miss her so much. Every time I visited her she came to the door to bless me with Holy Water and Wave goodbye.

“Now sadly it really is Goodbye Mummy x.”

Eamonn was unable to attend the funeral due to being in recovery following a string of health issues.  

The broadcaster has been suffering from chronic pain for several months but was dealt a new health blow earlier this month.

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