Kym Marsh forced to pull out of Morning Live after catching Covid

Kym Marsh forced to pull out of Morning Live after catching Covid

July 13, 2021

Kym Marsh has been forced to pull out of Morning Live after catching Covid.

The news was announced on BBC Breakfast, when Dan Walker and Louise Minchin spoke to Morning Live’s Gethin Jones.

The presenter is thought to have caught the virus from her son, and will be replaced on the show by Janette Manrara while she isolates.

‘Janette is in for Kym today. Kym is at home after testing positive for Covid so we will check in with her,’ Gethin said.

‘So we will be checking in with her during the show.’

Speaking last week, Kym said her son David had the symptoms of Covid passed on from his girlfriend, who was ‘really, really poorly’.

It meant that Kym was forced to miss episodes of the show last week. 

‘Yeah, so I wasn’t well last week, I think you already mentioned that,’ Kym said, adding: ‘I’d had a bad cold, and had two PCR tests both negative, but still was kind of coughing all over the place.

‘I travelled home as always on the weekend, to be with my family, with my kids, and then over the weekend my son has tested positive for Covid. So not great.’

When asked on the show about how her son was doing, Kym said he was in a better state than his partner who was unwell.

‘He’s okay. He’s not doing too badly. So it’s come from his girlfriend, his girlfriend is also self isolating. She’s been really, really poorly,’ she said.

Former Coronation Street star Kym has hosted the BBC’s Morning Live with co-host Gethin since it launched in October last year.

Her temporary replacement, Janette, will be familiar to fans of Strictly Come Dancing – and was recently confirmed as the new co-host of Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two alongside Rylan Clark-Neal.

BBC’s Morning Live airs on weekdays at 9.15am on BBC One.

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