This Morning guest in tears as Eamonn starts applause for stabbed paramedics

Eamonn Holmes, 61, asked the This Morning studio to give a round of applause to two paramedics who opened up about being stabbed whilst attending to a concern for welfare call.

The This Morning presenter and his co-host wife Ruth Langsford were in awe of the paramedics' tragic story.

Deena Evans and Mick Hipgrave were stabbed in an unprovoked attack in July last year.

After Deena, a mother-of-three, broke down on the show whilst telling her story, Eamonn called for the whole studio to give a round of applause to the pair.

Eamonn also dedicated the applause to other key workers.

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He said: "Everybody who does the jobs that they do on the front line, absolutely brilliant, thank goodness you're there."

Eamonn added: "We mean that out of love, kindness and admiration. Respect to you both, keep doing what you're doing."

The paramedic pair were both stabbed by 52-year-old Martin Smith, who has since been sentenced to nine years in prison.

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Deena was stabbed twice and when Mick went to help her, he was stabbed in the back.

Opening up on the show, Deena said: "I felt like I’d been punched to start with because you can’t feel the stab wound.

"I thought my t-shirt was really wet and warm. I saw the blood and that’s when I shouted, 'I’ve been stabbed, I’ve been stabbed.'"

In order to stop the assailant from doing any more harm, Mick managed to put a wheelie bin in front of the pair to hinder the attacker so the police could intervene.

Although the assailant did not have any serious history of mental illness, Deena said: "I think he would have kept on stabbing."

Deena's injuries were more serious and she believed she was dying

She called for help on her emergency radio for Mick, as she believed he had a better chance of surviving.

Soon after explaining this, Deena broke down in tears, hiding her face between her hands.

Ruth apologised for setting her off, as they both spoke of their admiration for the pair who had just been doing their jobs trying to help someone in need.

The two revealed they both suffer from PTSD and that some days are harder than others.

Ruth looked upset and said: "It’s so shocking."

Eamonn also said: "It’s absolutely horrible."

Finishing the segment, Eamonn said, "Thank goodness you're there doing the dirty work that no one else wants to do."

This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.

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