Good Morning Britain’s Sean Fletcher must isolate over Christmas after positive Covid test

Sean Fletcher will not appear on Good Morning Britain this week after recording a positive Covid-19 test two days after presenting the show

Sean Fletcher has tested positive for Covid-19

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Good Morning Britain presenter Sean Fletcher faces Christmas in isolation after testing positive for Covid-19 two days after hosting the breakfast show.

Sean, 47, broke the news to his Instagram followers on Sunday afternoon, revealing his positive test forced him to skip his hosting duties on BBC One’s Sunday Morning Live.

Alongside a snap of a positive test, the presenter wrote: “Had quite a morning. A positive Lateral Flow Test backed up by a positive PCR test. Went downstairs for breakfast and cut my finger with a bread knife. Couldn’t stop it bleeding.

“Patched myself up in time for an appearance on #SundayMorningLive via zoom with #AdrianChiles covering for me, alongside @jacquijosephdesigns, on a programme that also featured my previous co-presenters @sallysmack @nina.wadia and @revkatebottley, as well as @raetheduke @thekingdomchoir @henry.bonsu @drnighatarif among others.”

Sean Fletcher will have to isolate over Christmas



He went on to thank Adrian Chiles for stepping into his presenting duties on Sunday, saying: “Thanks for stepping in Adrian. And thanks to everyone for watching this series. See you for another series in the summer.”

Several famous faces took to the comments section to wish Sean a speedy recovery. Among those was Dr Zoe Williams who wrote: “Oh noooooo! Hope the Covid is a mild case Sean – just coming out the other end here x”

Gaby Roslin also left well wishes, writing: “No! Wish you better lovely,” alongside an emoji blowing a kiss.

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Fans of the presenter were also on had to leave positive comments, with one user writing: “Get well soon. Praying for quick recovery my dear brother.”

Another penned: “Oh no Sean… I hope you are ok & I’m sending you get well vibes.”

Sean is a regular face on the ITV morning show GMB. He is often seen alongside either Susanna Reid, Ben Shephard, Ranvir Singh, Charlotte Hawkins or Kate Garraway.

Over the Christmas period, Ben, Susanna and Kate are taking a fortnight off, with Charlotte confirming she will be taking up hosting duties this week

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On Friday’s show she said to Ben: “You’re off now, aren’t you?”

He replied: “That’s it now for me for Christmas. I’ll see you on the other side of New Year.”

Charlotte then commented: “I’ll be back from Monday.”

Adil Ray is set to join her, with him confirming his presence to his Instagram followers on Sunday night.

Alongside a selfie of him and Charlotte on set he wrote: “Back @gmb tomorrow with @charlottehawkins1 do join us. We’re both on from 6! Earlier start. She likes me that much! Lots to get through!”

Charlotte commented on his post, saying: “See you then! x,” with an alarm clock emoji.

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