Eamonn Holmes unrecognisable as he shares snaps amid horrific shingles battle

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This Morning's Eamonn Holmes has shared pictures taken during his battle with Shingles that saw him looking extremely different.

Eamonn, 61, claimed he looked like something from a "Hammer horror film" and was left speechless when he saw his own reflection in the mirror.

The veteran presenter admits that he was forced to pull out of fronting This Morning three years ago when he first contracted the virus.

Appearing on Loose Women, Eamonn said that he looked "like Quasimodo", admitting that it was "quite brutal".

Speaking to the i, he said: "It was like some hideous movie, where you feel your face and you go, ‘What’s that?’

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"I remember going to the bathroom mirror and jumping back in horror. I had no idea what the symptoms were or why you would even be vulnerable to it."

He continued: "I had no idea whether I had ever had chickenpox at all, so I had to go and ask my mother."

Eamonn revealed that doctors were concerned about his particular bout of Shingles as the sores on his face put the presenter at risk of having his eyesight affected.

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He added: "The doctors were really worried about it being on my eyelids, so the more worried they were, the more worried I was."

Eamonn's Shingles came at an unideal time for the star.

With his symptoms displaying just two weeks before the wedding of his eldest son Declan, Eamonn was also going through the 'second most traumatic experience of his life'.

The presenter was taken to court by HM Revenue and Customs in a dispute about his freelance status, which he described as the "most humiliating experience of [his] life" and "absolutely horrendous".

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