“She passed away just 2 weeks wanting her 94th but we will all the time be joined on the hip. Saggitarians. All the time too alike.”
As a result of his health struggles, Eamonn was unable to attend his mum’s funeral in Belfast, but spoke virtually to the congregation to pay a loving tribute.
The presenter admitted during his speech, in line with Belfast Telegraph: “Just a few weeks ago she said to me she didn’t want me at her funeral anyway.
“That’s what she said… ‘Because you’d just develop into the the fella in the massive picture — it might all be about you’.”
The previous ITV host has been affected by chronic pain for several months and was then left with a fractured shoulder following the tumble at his Surrey home.
The accident meant Eamonn needed to undergo a second operation throughout the space of just a number of weeks.