The This Morning star and his co-host wife Ruth Langsford joined the latest edition of the Channel 4 programme for its new series on Friday night.

The celebrities were reduced to tears when the show aired a story where a child phoned 999 as his dad appeared to be having a heart attack.

The 10-year-old was in bits as he told the call handler that his father has lost consciousness, and aired concerns when he was directed into giving chest compressions ahead of the emergency crews arrival.

Amazingly, the young boy managed to bring his dad back round leaving viewers, including the celebrities, all emotional.

Eamonn and Ruth were then shown discussing the arrival of their son Jack in 2002 in which Eamonn joked he got his wife to the hospital "in the nick of time."

He said: "All I can say is, when your contractions started when you had Jack.

"I don't like singing my own praises, but thank goodness I was the ambulance that day, I got you there in the nick of time."

Ruth then pointed out that she had to direct him to the hospital but he responded: "Look, did I get you there? Did you have the child in the hospital under medical supervision? All's well that ends well, thanks to me."

Viewers were left raging at his comments

However, viewers were raging that Eamonn appeared to detract away from the story of the 10-year-old boy and made it "about himself."

But a distraught Eamonn has since responded on Twitter telling his followers: "In reply to a number of complaints .... I am hurt beyond belief that @C4Gogglebox chose not to use me talking about my Father dying from a Heart Attack at the side of a road and replace it with a funny story following a young lad giving his Father CPR . Idiotic and cruel edit.

"So following a tragedy that has forever haunted my family, I am in no mood for criticising holier than thou mouthpieces on here who haven't gone through what we did.

"I had nothing but praise and emotion for the Ambulance control room TV programme. An atrocious edit @StudioLambert ".

The Manchester Evening News have contacted Channel 4 for a comment.