Susanna Reid explains why Piers Morgan is not back on GMB despite a negative test for Covid-19

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Susanna Reid explained why Piers Morgan was not back on Good Morning Britain today despite a negative test for the coronavirus.

Piers, 55, was replaced today by Ben Shephard after telling viewers over the weekend that he had symptoms of coronavirus.

He wrote: “UPDATE: On medical advice, and out of caution for a mild symptom that has appeared in the past 48 hours, I have taken a test for COVID-19 and will therefore not work on @GMB until to get the result, which should be tomorrow. ”



Susanna Reid explained why Piers Morgan was not on GMB today



Piers tested negative for covid-19 despite his symptoms

Presenting the show this morning, Susanna said, “We are pleased to report that Piers has tested negative for the coronavirus, but is still under the weather. “

Reading Piers’ tweet, Susanna said, “My COVID-19 test was negative. My doctor advised me to take the test after developing possible symptoms of coronavirus and was authorized to do so as a government-appointed essential worker.



Piers has been replaced by Ben Shephard for the second day in a row



Piers tweeted that he would not be on today’s show

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“I will be back on @GMB as soon as my doctor tells me that I agree to return to work. “

Dr. Hilary responded to the news by saying, “For him and his family, we are relieved too. This is really good news for anyone who has a negative result for covid-19.

“Piers had symptoms that were suggestive, so it’s really good that he was able to pass this test and it was negative, so we wish him a quick and speedy recovery. He’ll be there very soon, I imagine. “

Susanna added, “Yes, best wishes to you. “

Ben joked: “Yes, the sooner the better. I’m tired enough and it’s only the second day, frankly!

* Good Morning Britain is broadcast on weekdays at 6 a.m. on ITV

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