Piers Morgan reveals he is pulling out of Good Morning Britain after suffering coronavirus symptoms

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Piers Morgan reveals he is pulling out of Good Morning Britain after suffering coronavirus symptoms

Piers Morgan tonight revealed he won’t be appearing on Good Morning Britain after suffering a coronavirus symptom.

The 55-year-old presenter explained he has been tested for coronavirus and will not be back on screens until he gets the results back.

He tweeted: UPDATE: On medical advice, and out of an abundance of caution for a mild symptom that arose in past 48hrs, I’ve had a test for COVID-19 and so won’t be working on @GMB until I get the result back, which should be tomorrow.

One concerned follower asked: But who will look after the country Piers? Another added: I hope you’re well Piers. We need you!

ITV confirmed to The Sun Online that Ben Shephard would host the show alongside Susanna Reid in his absence.

Piers Morgan a long-time critic of the government’s coronavirus strategy, was due to appear on the ITV breakfast show alongside Susanna tomorrow.

Piers applauding NHS workers with daughter Elise, 8, in the weekly Clap for Carers
Piers applauding NHS workers with daughter Elise, 8, in the weekly Clap for Carers. Credit: Refer to Caption

The pair have been continuing to front the show from ITV’s West London studios despite the public health crisis knocking many live shows off air.

Piers and Susanna have been sitting the regulation two metres apart from each other on the usually-crowded Good Morning Britain desk and doing their own make-up for the show.

The daytime hit has often been a crucible of confrontation in recent weeks as Piers challenged a string of government ministers over their handling of the coronavirus crisis.

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