HIS wife is busy impressing the nation with her dance moves on Strictly Come Dancing.
The This Morning host will soon be showing off his performing chops on national TV too, after signing up to be the voice of a new CBeebies show called Biggleton.
And Eamonn will also unveil his secret singing skills on the kids’ series, as he will croon tunes throughout the 25 episodes.
The telly favourite said: “I have been asked by the BBC to voice an animation programme, a children’s animation programme for CBeebies called Biggleton.
“It is like Trumpton or Camberwick Green.
“I will be saying things like, ‘It was a cloudy day in Biggleton’.
“I am totally surprised. I mean why come to me? And they want me to sing.”
In order to get the role Eamonn was set the task of singing a classic kids’ tune in front of producers, which he found more difficult than he anticipated.
He added: “My audition was to sing Nellie The Elephant but I don’t know the words.
“This is me all over. I don’t know if it is fantastic but I would be lying to you if I did not say I was tickled.”
Channel boss Kay Benbow confirmed Eamonn’s new role, adding: “I am thrilled to welcome Eamonn to CBeebies.
“It’s great to have his warmth and humour as the narrator on our new series, Biggleton.”
Eamonn will be making his narrating debut on the show, which features a cast of five to seven-year-olds playing out their own version of the grown-up world, next month.
He follows the likes of TOM HARDY, DAVID HASSELHOFF and JAMES McAVOY who have all been unlikely stars to appear on CBeebies, having featured on the channel’s Bedtime Stories segment. If he impresses, that may be Eamonn’s next gig.
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Jessica’s monkey business
NEW BBC drama The Last Post launched on Sunday, but filming had to halt after its cast came under attack from baboons.
JESSICA RAINE and her co-stars in the series about British Army officers and their families in Sixties Yemen, had to be rushed to safety.
Producer Margery Bone revealed: “We were filming in barrack buildings in South Africa and this huge family of baboons came on to the roof – and they’re pretty dangerous.
“You certainly can’t have actors put at risk or crew going near them, they can attack. So we had to wait for the baboon wrangler.
“Meanwhile, the alpha-male baboon proceeded to climb down the roof and help himself to all of the toasties left by catering.
“Filming had to be stopped.”
Jessica, who looks smoking in my exclusive snap, plays a rebellious wife in the series written by PETER MOFFAT.
Of her character, she said: “There’s not much of the fun she wants in the strict military environment.”
Hughes: Katie’s a mug
But the Love Island star insists there’s still a chance of the pair patching things up despite their public bust-up.
In an exclusive interview, he said: “We haven’t blocked each other and I still follow her, I think.
It’s a funny industry isn’t it? I don’t know when we might work together again so I don’t want to close any doors. It’s done now, it’s sweet.”
Despite this, Chris still dubbed Katie “a mug” for lying about sending him secret messages asking to meet up. He added: “She tweeted me and accused me of lying – but she’s turned out to look like a right mug.
“ I think any message from a girl to a boy who has got a girlfriend – like giving your number out, texting you at half three in the morning – that is flirty, it doesn’t matter what the content is.
“She’s only met me once – what she did wasn’t right.”
His best pal KEM CETINAY, who will join Chris in the second instalment of Kem and Chris: Straight Outta Love Island, which airs tonight on ITV2 at 9pm, was also quick to defend Chris for leaking Katie’s messages.
He added: “I think, to be fair, Chris said what he needed to say, so no one accused him of anything and that’s it now.”
I still think he should have kept them under wraps.
IN Monday’s EMMERDALE a massive explosion spells doom for at least one of the villagers.
Emma confronts her arch-enemy Moira over her feelings for James and the pair becoming embroiled in a bitter bust-up in the barn.
Things get so heated as residents grab their pitchforks that a light is knocked over and a fire breaks out.
As Moira begs for help, Emma faces a stark choice – come to her rescue or leave her to die.
Meanwhile, over on CORONATION STREET, it’s finally the day of Nathan’s trial but Bethany’s ordeal is far from over.
The youngster is kidnapped by Mel before she has the opportunity to give evidence in court.
WHAT? Curb Your Enthusiasm, Sky Atlantic, 10pm
WHY? After six years away LARRY DAVID’s hit US comedy is back for a ninth series.
ELIZABETH BANKS and BRYAN CRANSTON guest star.