‘Gutted’ Vernon Kay forced to pull out of This Morning after catching Covid

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Vernon Kay has been forced to cancel his presenting debut on This Morning after contracting Covid.

The TV star, 47, had been set to host the popular ITV chat show for the first time tomorrow alongside Rochelle Humes during the final week of the holidays.

However, the presenter will no longer be able to appear in the hosting seat next week as he will have to self-isolate at home in order to follow the government's Covid rules.

It comes soon after famous TV couple Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford had been filling in for Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby over the summer.

Sadly though, it has been reported that none of the four TV veterans are able to cover for I'm a Celebrity finalist Vernon at the last minute.

Speaking to The Sun :, Vernon admitted that he is "absolutely gutted" that he's unable to present the show next week.

He told the outlet: I’m absolutely gutted that because of a positive Covid test I’m no longer able to present on This Morning next week with Rochelle nor do Radio 2 guest hosting and Steve Wright’s cover, two iconic shows which I’ve been a fan of for decades.

It comes not long after Vernon had been due to take his teen daughter to Reading festival over the weekend, however it is not certain whether he actually attended the event.

Vernon had told the Daily Mail that Reading Festival had been his first ever festival, so he was excited to chaperone his daughter at Reading this weekend.

He said: "Phoebe is 16 and her first festival will be Reading.

"It was my first festival, too, and everything that goes on at a festival went on and it was quite daunting. So I'm going with her."

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