Coronavirus: Piers Morgan off Good Morning Britain awaits test result


Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan said he would temporarily withdraw from the Good Morning Britain presentation after developing a symptom of “mild” coronavirus.

The ITV program will be hosted by Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid, while Mr. Morgan is awaiting test results on Monday, he said.

In a tweet, Morgan said he was acting “on medical advice and out of caution.”

Last week, he was cleared of breaking Ofcom’s television surveillance rules after 4,000 complaints about his interrogation.

In a lively interview, he asked Minister of Care Helen Whately the number of health workers and caregivers who died from the disease.

She accused him of “yelling at me and not giving me a chance to answer your questions” and “trying to score points”.

Morgan defended his approach, saying it was not as “uncomfortable” as the conditions of caregivers on the front line of the coronavirus crisis.

The presenter also drew positive publicity recently, as one of the famous faces rose to Challenge 2.6, which replaced the London Marathon and raised funds for struggling charities.


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