“Hello Laura, Eamonn here, but you knew that already,” Holmes said in a covert message from the This Morning studio.
“Thanks so much indeed for your lovely words of admiration. You made an old man very happy. And talking about happy, I’m happily married to the lovely Ruth [Langsford].”
However, it was then that Eamonn’s inner-Wes took over: “But she’s not a lovely all the time and the question is, could I be happier with someone else? Because there are times like these when you start to consider…”
It was then that Eamonn’s grafting was cut short by the arrival of his missus. “Erm, what are you doing?” a non-plussed Ruth asked her husband. “Are you trying to crack on with that Laura? You know I’m loyal babes… Don’t mug me off on here!”
And for many fans, this was the best moment of the entire 2018 series…