Eamonn Holmes addresses Ruth Langsford split for first time on GB News show

TV presenter Eamonn Holmes has thanked his fans for their support after he spoke about his split from Ruth Langsford for the first time.

The presenter returned to GB News on Tuesday after the pair revealed they will divorce in a statement on Saturday.

Addressing viewers Holmes said: “Just before we move on we'd just like to thank people for your support for Ruth and I over the last few days as to the news of our separation. Your support for both of us is very much appreciated."

Earlier in his Breakfast show, the 64-year-old described how he had an “emotional” weekend after Manchester United’s surprise FA Cup victory over local rivals Manchester City.

He told his co-host Isabel Webster: "The weekend was just marvellous, marvellous, marvellous. The FA Cup final was one of the greatest cup finals there has ever been. It got me there. Yeah, it's emotional."

Holmes and Langsford, who had been together for over a decade and previously co-hosted This Morning, confirmed they will divorce through their representative on Saturday.

A brief statement read: “Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes have confirmed their marriage is over and they are in the process of divorcing.”

Ahead of his GB News show a source told the Sun that Holmes knows fans will want to hear from him and he will not shy away from sharing his side of the story.

They said: “Eamonn is always frank on camera and knows it will be odd for him to discuss the day’s news without mentioning his split so he’ll say a few words.

“He is putting on a brave face and will be the true professional he always is. Focusing on work will be a welcome distraction.”

Holmes and Langsford, who married in 2010, have one son, Jack, who was born in 2002.

Holmes also has three children, Declan, Rebecca and Niall, from his first marriage.

He also presented Channel 5 programmes with Langsford including How The Other Half Lives, Do The Right Thing With Eamonn And Ruth and Eamonn And Ruth’s 7 Year Itch.