Piers Morgan tested for coronavirus and announces he’ll be absent from Good Morning Britain

The controversial TV host announced he wouldn’t be on Mondays show in a Twitter post.

He wrote: ‘UPDATE: 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.’

Piers did not state the symptoms he had started showing that were connected to coronavirus.