This Morning fans go wild as Eamonn Holmes returns for a travel segment three weeks after axing from Friday show

THIS Morning fans went wild today after Eamonn Holmes returned for a travel segment three weeks after he was axed from hosting Fridays.

Viewers were delighted to hear the much loved presenter lending his voice to a tour of the Caribbean in the throwback segment.

The 61-year-old star, who used to anchor Fridays on This Morning with wife Ruth Langsford, was introduced by Phillip Schofield.

He said: "In our very own 'Holiday 81' series narrated by our very own Eamonn Holmes, we take a look back."

Travel footage then flashed up on screen with culinary star Phil Vickery heading to Turks and Caicos, diving for sea crustaceans and getting to know the locals.

Viewers shared their reactions on Twitter as Eamonn returned to This Morning earlier than expected after being relegated to holiday cover.

One begged to see Eamonn on screen though, as they said: "oh how I wish Eamonn was on."

Another wrote: "Honestly, I miss ruth and eamonn so much"

Eamonn and Ruth stepped down from their regular hosting gig on the show after 15 years to make way for Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary.

The decision attracted a significant backlash from viewers unhappy that their favourite presenters were being replaced.

But in his parting words to viewers, Eamonn asked fans of the show to be "nice and lovely" to the pair saying he was "very close" to Alison.

He shared in the final moments of his last Friday on air in December: "You won't be watching us any more on Friday.

"Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary, they're going to be here on Friday from here on in.

"Please can we ask you to be as nice and lovely to them, friends of ours as they are, we're very close to Alison, as you have been to us for the past 15 years.

However, Eamonn had earlier launched into a miniature outburst about how bosses were "getting rid" of him and Ruth.

He told Ruth: "Do you know what I saw yesterday? Outside the opticians was a man selling Christmas trees, discounting them by half price."

His wife replied: "They're struggling to get rid of them, I suppose."

Eamonn told her: "I would say so, darling. That's the obvious conclusion. Which is why they're getting rid of us on a Friday now – after all this sort of chat."

But she chided him: "Oh stop it" before continuing with the rest of the show.

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