Eamonn Holmes’ 60th birthday celebrations start with a giant portrait of himself

It's never easy getting gifts right for anyone born in December – and you can pretty much forget about a good card.

So Eamonn Holmes revealed he has unwrapped something very different as he turns 60.

The presenting legend has been showing off a rather grand portrait of himself.

He paraded the artwork to his 560,000 Instagram followers – and they they seemed to like the giant piece.

It was painted by artist Colin Davidson, who has even sat down with the Queen.

Eamonn and wife Ruth Langsford posed along side the portrait and he captioned the image: "An Honour to be interpreted at 60 by esteemed artist Colin Davidson. Thank you."


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He has opened up about Christmas at home – and explained why poor Ruth lost it with him one year.

"Ruthie and I are having a conversation about our Christmas decorations," he explained.

"There’s a lot of beige in Ruth’s life. She’s had her way with her yellow lights for 20 years, but it’s not happening this time.

"I’m getting coloured lights and ornaments and gimmicks like reindeer and a snowman that waves in the garden.


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"Ruth won’t take any instructions from me! I can’t offer her any advice and it’s hard working with her.

"We are far too real for our own good and it never ceases to amaze me how many people tell us how much we’re like them."

It got very dramatic one year.

"When Ruth and I first started dating she gave me 44 presents and I gave her five. She is addicted to Christmas," he reveals.

"Then there’s the year we didn’t talk. I’d been busy working on GMTV and doing three quiz shows a day.

"Ruth told me not to worry about presents for her… so I gave her an envelope of money and she threw the turkey dinner across the table and right down my front!"

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