Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan has been forced to pull out of the show on Monday, after being tested for coronavirus.

Piers confirmed on Twitter that in the past 48 hours he has suffered mild symptoms, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

As a result, Piers will remain of the show until his test results confirm whether or not he has the virus.

He told his followers: “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.”

Piers revealed he is still awaiting the test results, which should come in tomorrow.

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The host, alongside co-presenter Susanna Reid, has been keeping GMB viewers up to date with all the latest COVID-19 news.

It’s not yet confirmed when he will be back on the show.

Piers didn’t go into what symptoms he had experienced, but did reveal he was going by medical advice.

Piers and Susanna have continued to host the show
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His friend Susanna was forced to miss two weeks of GMB at the start of lockdown measures being introduced in March, after her son had a cough.

She soon returned, and Piers upped his episodes to four a week and has been vowing to get the answers the public wants on COVID-19.

After posting the news on Twitter, Piers was met with a huge response from his followers.

Piers Morgan shared the news on Twitter

One fan tweeted: “I hope you’re well Piers. We need you!”

Another said: “Hope all is well Piers we need you.”

Others commented on the fact Piers had been in the GMB studio for weeks, so were concerned over whether he should have been there.

Piers grilled MPs over the testing figures
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But Piers had only began experiencing “mild symptoms” in the past 48 hours and wasn’t on the show on Friday.

It’s been revealed that Ben Shephard will replace Piers on Monday morning.

In recent weeks Piers has been praised by viewers amid heated interviews with those in government, amid the ongoing COVID crisis.

Just last week, Piers called out MPs over the testing shortages after Matt Hancock’s promise to hit 100,000 tests a day.

As the number strayed from this amount for several days, Piers questioned how they planned to meet their promise.

At the end of the week, it was claimed the government had met this number, but on Sunday the amount dropped again it was reported.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.



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