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Piers Morgan is off work after falling ill with symptoms

Awaiting test result: Piers Morgan PICTURE: ITV/REX

ITV’S Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan has been tested for coronavirus after feeling unwell over the weekend.

The 55-year-old presenter, who has clashed repeatedly with government ministers over their handling of the pandemic, is awaiting the result and is staying at home as a precaution.

‘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,’ he tweeted last night.

Morgan and co-host Susanna Reid have continued to present the ITV programme from the studio in central London — but both have had to do their own hair and make-up.

Last week, he dismissed Boris Johnson’s first press briefing back after beating the virus as ‘complete and utter bulls***’. He said: ‘When Boris fans, the vast majority of them with union jack flags and Brexit slogans in their profiles, scream abuse at me all day long on Twitter for challenging their hero’s coronavirus strategy, they do so because, to them, any criticism of the government over this crisis is a re-run of the viciously toxic and partisan Brexit campaign.’