This Morning co-presenter Holly Willoughby has explained she took time off work after a Covid-19 scare in her home.
On Wednesday and Thursday this week, Phillip Schofield was joined on This Morning by temporary co-hosts Alison Hammond and Davina McCall, who were standing in for Holly.
It was explained on the ITV morning talk show that Holly was taking a couple of days off and would return on Monday morning.
Holly has now released a statement on Instagram outlining why she was missing from the show, stating that two of her children became unwell with Covid-19 symptoms.
However, they have since tested negative for the virus.
‘Just wanted to say thank you for all your kind messages,’ the 39-year-old wrote on her Instagram Story.
‘Over the last few days two of our children were unwell and had symptoms of Covid.’
Holly explained that in keeping with government guidelines, the family were ‘waiting for results of the tests’ before she could return to work on This Morning.
‘Couple that with just wanting to look after two poorly children, it meant having two days away from @thismorning,’ she wrote.
‘I chose not to alert everyone to this because my focus was on looking after them. Thankfully all tests came back negative and everybody’s feeling much better.’
Holly concluded her message by writing: ‘See you Monday! Once again thank you for all the lovely messages.’
The presenter has three children – Harry, 11, Belle, nine, and six-year-old Chester -with her husband, television executive Dan Baldwin.
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.
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