This Morning's Eamonn Holmes forced to call Dr Hilary after waking up in agony with 'scary' eye problem

THIS Morning's Eamonn Holmes was forced to call on ITV doctor Hilary Jones after waking up in pain today.

The 61-year-old star had to wear glasses while fronting today's show because of a stye – a small painful lump around the eye.

He told viewers: "The glasses are going to stay on all day folks. I couldn't take them off because it would frighten the wits out of you."

Wife Ruth Langsford, 60, added: "You frightened the wits out of me. He couldn't see. His eye was closed up all swollen, a stye."

Eamonn explained: "Doctor Hilary came to see me today and gave me a prescription for it."

He later explained he would be wearing the glasses – which many viewers insisted looked "sexy" – for the whole week.

What is a stye?

A stye is a small, painful lump on or inside the eyelid or around the eye.

They are often caused by bacteria infecting an eyelash follicle or eyelid gland.

Styes can be treated by a GP, who can burst it with a thin sterilised needle or remove the closest eyelash, but most clear up on their own.

Source: NHS

The star tweeted: "Guys left eye in a bad way today ….Stye trouble…. hope that explains the Glasses."

Sharing a monochrome close-up of him in them, he added: "And the B&W pic. Spares you the gory colour. Think I'll have to wear them for the rest of the week."

When a follower suggested the specs would only aggravate the problem, Eamonn replied: "But they hide it Vince while on air ! Promise I'll take them off after the programme."

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