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Eamonn Holmes is ridiculed on Twitter for Easter Sunday tweet

Eamonn Holmes is ridiculed on Twitter for Easter Sunday tweet

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  • Eamonn tweeted on Easter Sunday to inform his fans of what day it was
  • Followers responded with sarcastic comments thanking the presenter 
  • Others mocked the tweet claiming they had never heard of the celebration 

Martha Cliff for MailOnline

It’s the day when millions of people around the world attend an Easter Sunday church service, and munch on hot cross buns and chocolate eggs.

However, despite it being the second biggest Christian celebration in the calendar, Eamonn Holmes decided to send a tweet to his 900,000 followers to remind them about how significant the day was – much to their bemusement.

The This Morning host, 56, who is married to Loose Woman presenter Ruth Langsford, took to the social media site on Sunday to inform his followers of the special occasion.

The This Morning host, 56, who is married to Loose Woman presenter Ruth Langsford, took to the social media site on Sunday to inform his followers of the special occasion

The This Morning host, 56, who is married to Loose Woman presenter Ruth Langsford, took to the social media site on Sunday to inform his followers of the special occasion

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He tweeted: ‘Since you are unlikely to read it anywhere else …let me tell u today is the most important day in The Christian Calendar… #EasterSunday’

The bizarre tweet quickly picked up momentum – with more than 1,700 likes and 421 retweets – as many of his followers replied with very sarcastic responses, thanking the Sky News reader for reminding them. 

In a clearly mocking tweet Amoebatron wrote: ‘THANKS EAMONN, FOR OPENING MY EYES.’

Others joined by tweeting equally sarcastic tweets asking the presenter to enlighten them further to the celebration.

Nick Sheridan wrote: ‘Not heard of this. Are there any books, films, public school or persistent global institutions where I can learn more?’

David Jackson added: ‘Tell me what happened then all those years ago. I would love to know. Jesus did what?’ 

Saltire green made a mockery of the tweet writing: ‘I think I may have read about it in a story book once, the Bubble…the Bobble…the Babble? No sorry. Thanks Odin for Twitter!’ 

Other’s made light of the fact that it is one of the best known public holidays in Britain and one we are taught about from a young age.

Tony Jackson tweeted: ‘All that compulsory Christian RE & school church services we suffered must have been a bad dream.’

Alex joined the conversation adding: ‘Mate, cheers for the heads up. Just Googled “Easter”. Had never even heard of it before. Nice one.’ 

And Simone Spoon piped up: ‘Yeah, Christian leaders Should’ve considered taking out a full page ad in their local papers. Shame on them.’  

Eamonn Holmes’ Twitter presence has been particularly heavy over the past month after an operation has kept him off work.

The presenter underwent double hip replacement surgery in February which has seen him take time away from the This Morning sofa where he presents with his wife Ruth.

Eamonn is expected to return to the This Morning sofa in 10 weeks’ time but, in the meantime, is being replaced by Ben Shephard while he recuperates.