Eamonn Holmes, 60, shares incredible throwback to when he was a 21-year-old news anchor – The Sun

EAMONN Holmes, 60, shared an incredible throwback to when he was a 21-year-old news anchor and fans are shocked.

The star is known across the country as co-host of This Morning alongside wife Ruth Langsford on Friday mornings.

So this throwback picture is completely different from his current look, with thick black hair and a navy suit.

Eamonn was presenting Good Evening Ulster in his native Ireland.

He captioned the pic: "21 year old news anchor with a lot of hair. Thank you to the viewer who sent me this.

"UTV [Ulster TV] didn't store any live programming so the only things that exist r on viewer's VHS tapes. [sic.]."

After sharing the photo, UTV's press office got in touch with the presenter to give him a black-and-white press shot.

Eamonn captioned this photo: "The Utv Press office has been in touch .I'm genuinely laughing out loud. 😁 Looks like if he was Chocolate he would eat himself. ☺The way we were."

Fans flooded the post with positive comments, with one person saying: "That Ruth's a lucky girl 😂"

Another added: "OMG! Love this!! Look at you, wee Belfast boy 😘"

A third said: "You’ve always been gorgeous Eamonn 😊 followed you for years you lovely man 😊 x"

Eamonn started work for UTV in 1979 as a host and reporter for the station's Farming Ulster programme.

He later assisted with the sports reporters, before becoming anchor for the station's flagship Good Morning Ulster programme in 1982 – succeeding Gloria Hunniford.

The presenter left in 1986, taking sports presenting jobs for the BBC, then co-hosted GMTV from 1993 to 2005.

After, he hosted Sky News Sunrise from 2005 to 2016.

He is now most famous for hosting This Morning with his wife Ruth on Friday mornings, as well as Monday to Thursday during the school holidays.

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