UPDATED MONDAY, 6:35 P.M. Two days after announcing that he was temporarily stepping back from his duties on ITV’s flagship morning show, Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan has revealed that he tested negative for COVID-19.
Morgan said on Saturday that he was experiencing a “mild” COVID-like symptom, but today posted to Twitter that his test was negative. He said he took the test on the advice of his doctor and would “be back on @GMB as soon as my doctor advises I’m OK to return to work.”
Morgan added that he was entitled to take a test because he is considered “a Govt-designated essential worker.”
PREVIOUSLY, MAY 3 Piers Morgan has said he will temporarily step back from presenting ITV’s flagship morning show Good Morning Britain after developing a “mild” COVID-19 symptom.
Morgan tweeted late last night, “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.”
Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid will take the reins this morning.
It has been a typically eventful week for the outspoken host who has generated headlines during the pandemic for taking the UK government and Donald Trump to task over their handling of the outbreak.
Last week, Morgan was cleared of breaching TV watchdog Ofcom’s rules after thousands of viewers complained over his line of questioning of government ministers.
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