Eamonn Holmes has been flooded with support form his fans after he shed tears over his late father.

The This Morning star took to Instagram to share a clip from a new interview.

Eamonn, 61, sat down with Gay Byrne for The Meaning of Life which is broadcast on RTÉ One.

The series sees the veteran broadcaster interviewing a prominent public figure in each episode.

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And it was Eamonn's turn to be quizzed - and it became quite emotional.

"He's been gone 31 years now but I still miss him every day," the broadcaster shared alongside a clip from the episode.

"I can’t recall my late Father without thinking of how he always wanted to provide… even when I had a successful career.

"I think like all of us he just liked to be needed."

Eamonn's voice broke and he became tearful as he recalled how he did would "give us a big hug" before adding: "All he did was say things like, 'Do you need any money?'

"I was on Ulster Television and I was earning £12,000 a year. He wasn't earning £12,000 a year, anything near it.

"My mum said to me one day, 'Let him give you some money.' I did, I said, ' yeah dad,' and he gave me £20."

"Sending love Eamonn. Beautifully spoken," one said.

Another commented: "I am sure your father is looking down and proud of you."

Eamonn Holmes on This Morning

"Just love you eamonn ! Honest raw he would be super proud of you," a third added.

A fourth said: "That made me shed a tear too."

Former Strictly Come Dancing star James Jordan also commented: "So glad you are so honest about your emotions…. My dad was taken 6 months ago and I’ve never felt pain like it. I will also miss him till the day I die. Big love Eamonn."

Saira Khan, former Loose Wommen panelist, added: "I loved all the amazing stories you told me about your wonderful dad. He would be so very proud of you Mr Holmes."

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