Eamonn Holmes leaves former Wimbledon star with head in hands over love life secret


With British hopefuls, Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu, both crashing out of this year’s Wimbledon on Wednesday, Eamonn Holmes and Isabel Webster welcomed former tennis player Annabel Croft onto GB News to discuss what it meant for the rest of the tournament. However, while Annabel reflected on her own career and the likes of Cameron Norrie keeping British hopes alive in this year’s contest, she was left surprised when Eamonn revealed a rather personal tale.

After hearing Annabel’s opinions on this year’s crop of Wimbledon competitors, Eamonn wanted to say hello to her husband Mel.

“Tell Mel I said hello!” Eamonn shouted down the camera but the delay in the video link meant Annabel couldn’t quite hear.

Eamonn repeated: “Mel, your husband in case you’ve forgotten him, you met while me and you were on a-“

“He’s lurking over there, he says hello back again!” Annabel replied.

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Eamonn then went on: “Hello, Mel – or ahoy I should say!”

Revealing the history of his and Annabel’s friendship and first meeting, Eamonn revealed she and Mel met on board a boat trip the GB News host was also attending.

“I was telling Isabel who doesn’t believe me that we all went on a boat and you made off with one of the crew members,” Eamonn cheekily remarked.

A red-faced Annabel threw her head in her hands before reminiscing on the encounter.

“I love it,” Isabel replied before Eamonn echoed Annabel’s tale: “I tell you what, I was never so ill.

“It was absolutely awful but Mel, as you say, is a yachtsman and he was able to keep his composure and hone in all his attention on you so it didn’t deflect him at all. 

“That has to be nearly 40 years ago!” Eamonn said in surprise while Annabel revealed: “1986 I’m being told.”

Keen to see Mel after discussing his and Annabel’s love story, Eamonn and Isabel convinced him to come on camera.

“The years have been very kind to you, you still look as handsome as ever,” Eamonn complimented.

“Well, gone a bit silver fox but…” Mel replied as the GB News hosts shared a laugh.

Isabel brought the interview to a close as she joked: “Annabel bet you haven’t had an interview like this, this morning!”

Breakfast with Eamonn and Isabel airs weekdays at 6am on GB News.



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