“What I want to say is that I’m aware that his remarks, though meant without malice, have offended people.
“And if that comment had been made to me by a stranger, then I too would likely have been offended.
“It was misjudged and I think it’s fair to say that both Eamonn and I wish it hadn’t been said.”
She then added about how she felt “torn” about the response but was pleased it had “opened the door to a conversation”.
Eamonn has been back on screens this week as he continues to host This Morning with his wife Ruth Langsford.