Piers Morgan coronavirus fears: GMB host tweets he is taking time off ‘out of an abundance of caution’ while he awaits results of a Covid-19 test after feeling unwell
- The host had been going into studio every morning and doing his own make-up
- But started feeling unwell over the weekend and will not be presenting Monday
- This will only be while he waits for the test results which are expected tomorrow
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Piers Morgan will be taking some time off Good Morning Britain while he awaits the results of a coronavirus test.
The presenter, 55, started feeling unwell over the weekend and will stay off the programme ‘out of an abundance of caution’.
He had been going into the London studio every morning and doing his own make-up to abide by social distancing rules.
Mr Morgan tweeted on Sunday night: ‘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.’
The presenter (left with co-host Susanna Reid) has been one of the strongest voices holding the government to account throughout the crisis
The GMB host has been one of the strongest voices holding the government to account throughout the ongoing crisis on Twitter and the show.
Since the country was put in lockdown on March 23, he has become the interviewer ministers have feared most due to his ruthless scrutinising of the facts.
He has spoken truth to power at every turn, including fiercely questioning decisions made by both the British and US governments.
Care Minister Helen Whately was on the receiving end of two of the journalist’s most memorable displays within the space of a week last month.
The host grilled her after he caught her laughing during a chat about the number of people dying in care homes of Covid-19.
Mrs Whately, 43, the MP for Faversham and Mid Kent, was sent out to bat amid anger over the vulnerability of care home residents and a lack of testing and PPE.
She insisted the Government had been working hard to tackle the crisis, but Mr Morgan insisted she answer questions about deaths in care homes, telling her he expected her to be working hard. He went on to lay into her after he caught her smirking.
Care Minister Helen Whately (right) was on the receiving end of two of the journalist’s (left) most memorable displays within the space of a week last month
She was also hammered by Mr Morgan during her second appearance on GMB as he accused her of not knowing how many health and care staff had died from the bug.
The presenter’s willingness to speak truth to power during the pandemic was perhaps best shown by his treatment of his friend Donald Trump.
Mr Morgan has repeatedly called out the president for his handling of coronavirus, which has been rampaging across the US and killed more than 65,000 people.
This culminating in him telling Mr Trump to ‘shut the f**k up’ after the President said in a White House press briefing he was looking into the effect of injecting disinfectant to battle the bug.
Mr Trump unfollowed the journalist on Twitter.