Eamonn Holmes says Dr Zoe's hair is like an alpaca
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In recent months, Eamonn Holmes has suffered from chronic pain caused by a dislocated pelvis and three slipped discs. He now relies on crutches to get around, with the host recently revealing he takes them everywhere.
When asked if the 61-year-old had approached her for advice on his health, the 41-year-old said the team were always helping each other out.
“That’s the good thing about This Morning, everyone’s an expert in something, whether its pet advice or cleaning advice or medical advice, there’s always somebody to turn to,” she spilled.
Eamonn and his wife Ruth Langsford haven’t been on the show since August, with Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary stepping in during the latest half term holiday.
Earlier this week, the broadcaster revealed he had been isolating at home after catching coronavirus.
In view of his one million followers, he wrote: “Covid finally caught me.
“Thankfully I’m Double jabbed. More than Half way through my isolation and coping with the symptoms and effects well.
“Unfortunately I’m going to be a no show for some Professional & Personal events.
“Just want to let everyone know why & offer my apologies.”
During his last stint on the show, the presenter caused offence after he likened Zoe’s afro hair to an alpaca.
The host later apologised on Twitter after receiving backlash and she accepted his apology.
Zoe went on to release a statement explaining why the comment was offensive, but insisted all was good with Eamonn.
She told us: “I knew personally that Eamonn’s intentions were innocent but it did raise a conversation beyond Eamonn, a conversation that needed to be had.
“When it comes to those situations, it wasn’t very nice, the way I’ve always dealt with those situations is whatever you’re feeling, if you can be honest and put it down on paper and it’s truthful, then that’s OK with me.
“I think we’re past that, we’re beyond it now.”
She added: “We live in a world now where it’s constantly changing, rules are constantly changing, I think nowadays, taking it away from the race thing, it’s just not really the done thing to comment on somebody’s appearance in public, certainly.”
In an interview last month, Eamonn said he feared losing his job due to cancel culture.
He claimed that live TV shows were “a dangerous place” where people could get sacked for saying the wrong thing.
Eamonn told the Daily Star: “It’s a minefield, it’s a total worry all the time.”
He went on to say that he knew he was a “tolerant, caring and open-minded person” but this didn’t stop him from saying that something is wrong or right, or having a joke.
“But there are people who wake up wanting to be offended and they literally want you sacked.”
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