From the first cases and deaths, to the ever-evolving locking rules, Dr. Hilary has been there for all of this.
By providing key information and advice, and by addressing cases where the handling of Covid-19 may have gone wrong, he has been a key figure in the series for the past four months.
Before that, he appeared regularly to discuss the latest health issues, before his role intensified in the midst of the pandemic.
But Dr. Hilary will not be on the set for a while, and it is not confirmed how long.
He revealed that he was taking a break from the show after hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid.
They have also hosted most of the shows since March and needed a break.
Speaking on Thursday’s show, presenters Adil Ray and Charlotte Hawkins announced the upset with him, also confirming.
Adil said, “Where would we be without Dr. Hilary? He told me he was leaving next week. You can’t leave next week. ”
Charlotte added, “What? I don’t know who allowed it to happen. It is very well deserved. “
Dr. Hilary then replied, “I need to take a short break. ”
Piers and Susanna won’t be back until around September, enjoying a long vacation.
It is not known how long Dr. Hilary plans to take off, and whether he will return around the same time or before or later.
Today, he was discussing the possible Covid-19 vaccine currently under test, agreeing that it could be effective – when he was not yet sure whether it was a breakthrough.
Good Morning Britain is aired weekdays at 6 a.m. on ITV.