Well-known TV presenter Eamonn Holmes has called on the British Government to remove the ban on assisted suicide.
Eamonn Holmes has said he would rather die than “lose his dignity” whilst suffering from dementia.
The 58-year-old explained that he had witnessed too many loves ones battle dementia to willingly endure the degenerative disease himself.
"It's what everyone dreads. It's a long, lonely walk - one I would never want to go on," Holmes told the Daily Mirror.
"I genuinely say to all my children and my wife, 'Take me to a suicide clinic and press the red button'. That's what I want."
"I have no desire to lose my dignity. I just don't want that to happen to me. However controversial that may sound, that is my genuine wish."
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The Belfast native also shared that he had lost 30% of his hearing by the age of 50, which increases his likelihood of developing dementia according to doctors.
Belfast native Eamonn shares a son, Jack, 16, with his wife and co-host Ruth Langsford, as well as three older children from his first marriage.
The father-of-four revealed that two of his uncles, his paternal grandfather, and his recently-deceased aunt Phyllis had all passed away after battling dementia.
"You watch them deteriorate - I watched my aunt for 10 years," he said. "The law in the UK should be changed to allow for assisted suicide. I don't understand this country. The constant excuse not to let people die as they want.
"The questions asked are to protect the few: 'What about the weak?' 'What about the vulnerable?' ‘What about the rest of us?’ Everyone has the right to live as they like, but when it comes to death we put restrictions on that.
"If you have at least two doctors who agree with the diagnosis, it should be your choice."
For the past 12 years, Holmes has presented one of Britain's flagship programs This Morning, alongside his wife Ruth Langsford.