A heartbroken Eamonn Holmes paid tribute to his beloved mum Josie as he prepared to spend his first Mother’s Day without her. 

The presenter, 63, took to Instagram on Saturday to share a video of his mother looking thrilled with an interview he did last year where he talked about how much he loved her.

Eamonn lost his mother in November. She was aged 93. Writing about his loss, he said: ‘This is my first year without a Mother on Mother’s Day.

‘But I did an interview last year where I said how much I loved her. How glad I am I did. As you can see she seemed pretty happy. If you still have a Mum.

‘Give her a hug from me and don’t forget her tomorrow.’ 

Eamonn’s former ITV colleagues took to the comment section to share their condolences. 

Former Loose Women panellist Saira Khan wrote: ‘Love her’, while Vanessa Feltz typed: ‘Sending you so much love. This is my 18th year without my beautiful mother. She was just 57 when she passed away. I miss her every day. Huge hugs my darling friend.’

Alison Hammond added: ‘Thinking of you.’

Eamonn was devastated when his mother passed away and was unable to attend her funeral in Ireland due to health reasons. 

He previously paid an emotional tribute alongside a photo of them together, taken a few years ago. 

He wrote: ‘My 4 amazing brothers and I said Goodbye for the last time to our beautiful Mum Josie this afternoon. She’s at last reunited with Daddy now. That is our only consolation.

‘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’s father Leonard died at the age of 64 following a heart attack whilst driving over 30 years ago. 

Journalist Eamonn previously opened up about his relationship with his mum as he branded her his ‘hero’.

The former This Morning presenter told how Josie’s mind was still ‘sharp as a tack’ and praised her for making him ‘the man I am’.

He also reflected on his relationship with Josie, lived in his hometown of Belfast, after the Queen’s death.  

Eamonn said: ‘No matter how much you prepare for the death of a parent or how much you think you’re prepared it’s still comes as a shock.

‘I think with the Queen this is how it’s hit me and a lot of the nation, we’ve all known [that she’s been unwell] but it’s still a shock.’

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