Eamonn Holmes says 'it finally caught me' as he contracts Covid-19
26 October 2021, 12:40
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Eamonn Holmes has revealed he has caught coronavirus as he continues to isolate at home.
Eamonn Holmes, 61, has contracted Covid-19.
Eamonn took to Twitter to announce the health update, telling his fans that he is "thankful" he has been double jabbed.
The father-of-four said that he is currently halfway through his isolation process, but still won't be able to attend a number of professional and personal events.
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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— Eamonn Holmes (@EamonnHolmes) October 26, 2021
Eamonn's full tweet reads: "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."
Fans have been quick to offer words of support to the TV broadcaster, with many wishing his a swift recovery.
Many have also agreed with Eamonn that he is in a better place due to being fully vaccinated.
One person commented on the post: "Get well soon @EamonnHolmes. The fact you are double jabbed probably saved you from an horrific time and potentially life threatening situation."
Another person posted: "I’ve got it and double jabbed been feeling rotten but reckon it would of been worse without it, glad I didn’t take the chance".
Back in December 2020, Eamonn said that he was "definitely taking the vaccine" as he believed he had "more to lose by not taking it".
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror at the time, Eamonn said: "I will definitely take the vaccine. I reckon I’ve got more to lose by not taking it.
“Life is for living, not wasting. I have too much to do and see and to pack into whatever is left of my life rather than waste years hiding away."
For the facts about Covid-19 and the vaccine, visit the NHS website here.