Piers Morgan replaced on GMB while awaiting test results for coronavirus

Piers Morgan, 55, has been replaced on Good Morning Britain after developing a coronavirus symptom in the last 48-hours. Earlier yesterday evening, he told worried fans that he would be stepping down from the ITV flagship news program for safety reasons.

ITV have since revealed Friday’s host Ben Shepherd, will present alongside Susanna Reid.

The outspoken presenter confirmed he has taken a test for COVID-19 and will not be co-hosting the show until he receives the results.

Piers took to Twitter to announce the worrying news, but didn’t divulge which symptom he’d developed.

The GMB host 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.”


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The 55-year-old presenter usually presents the ITV morning show with Susanna on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Fans took to the comments section to share their views about his health update, with people sharing their well wishes and hoping for good news for the GMB presenter that he hasn’t contacted the virus.

One said: ““Oh no, I really hope you don’t have it, get well soon Piers, GMB won’t be the same without you.”

“Please stay well, who else will keep this so called government on their toes,” a second remarked.

Celebrity pals also sent their love, with online nemesis and rival host from BBC Breakfast Dan Walker said: “I hope you’re feeling better soon Piers. Stay safe.”

Actress Linda Lusardi gave her support: “I really hope you haven’t got it. Wishing you well. I’m here if you want to ask me anything. Love Linda.”

Linda and her husband both came down with the deadly illness and she ended up spending 10 days in intensive care before returning home to recover.

Others wished him well but were “looking forward” to him not presenting the ITV show this morning.

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One said: “As much as you’ve p****d me off recently, I do hope you’re ok.”

Another commented: “Hope the result is negative, however your pompous behaviour won’t be missed from GMB.”

“Might not agree with your views on this pandemic, however I hope the test is negative. Never wish ill on anyone,” a third reminded.

A fourth agreed: “Because I’m an adult & not childish, I wish you well. But will not miss your ranting in the morning.”


  • Piers Morgan pulls out of Good Morning Britain over coronavirus fears

Piers has been very vocal throughout the crisis in holding the government to account for their decisions.

He recently responded to hate from trolls, explaining he will continue to do his job regardless of the “abuse” he receives.

We all hope it’s good news for the presenter at this trying time.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am.

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