HOLMES is where the heart is
HOLMES is where the heart is
Never one to shy away from showing his feelings, particularly when on screen with his wife, Ruth Langsford, Eamonn Holmes is one of daytime TV’s most loveable characters. Here he opens up to Brendan Bale about his love for Surrey and why he wouldn’t want to live anywhere else
Brendan Bale

“I was brought up in Belfast but of course when you do the kind of work that we do, you get used to living in different places,” explains presenter Eamonn Holmes, who has been gracing our television screens as the anchor of morning TV in one form of another for the best part of three decades.

“If you spend time broadcasting in Manchester it is a good idea to have a home there. I found that cities are great for convenience but not so great for quality living. That might sound strange coming from someone who was brought up in the city of Belfast but in fact Belfast is quite green with lots of trees and parks,” he continues. “London is great but despite its great parks, it is still a manic place to be. Then we discovered Weybridge and fell in love with it. We moved in some years ago and would not want to live anywhere else on this planet. It has great access to London and other places but it is far from the madding crowd in terms of the place where you actually live and relax.

“Surrey is one of the best counties for real relaxation. A lot of people think that it is just an extension of London but it is nothing like that. We love Weybridge, the neighbours are really nice and the local shops provide everything you could possibly want. We really don’t have to go very far for anything. When you work in broadcasting you really look forward to going home to have some peace.”

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March 2020