Alex Beresford pulls out of GMB amid Covid fears as co-star blasts self-isolation ‘choice’

GMB: Alex Beresford calls Charlotte Hawkins a ‘diva’

Good Morning Britain host Alex Beresford, 40, shares 11-year-old son Cruz with his ex-wife Natalia, who he separated from last year. The host presents the weather forecast during Thursday and Friday’s episodes of the ITV morning show and sometimes steps in to co-host

Taking to Twitter this morning, he told his 67,000 followers: “Over the weekend my son’s mother tested positive for coronavirus.

“As he moves between households I will now be self isolating with my son, who came to stay with me this weekend.

“Currently we don’t have any symptoms. First and foremost we wish Natalia a speedy recovery.”

Many of his fans flocked to his post to share their thoughts.

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One user wrote: “Wish you all to be safe and well.”

“I hope your son’s mother makes a full and speedy recovery and that you and your son stay safe and symptom free xx,” a second added.

A third added: “You’re a good guy Alex. Wishing you and your family all the very best.”

The Government and NHS advise people should self-isolate immediately for the following reasons; if you have symptoms and have tested positive for coronavirus, if someone in your support bubble has symptoms or the disease and if you’ve been in close contact with somebody who has Covid.

Alex’s co-star Charlotte Hawkins, 45, pulled out of the show last week after coming into close contact with somebody who had it.

At the time, she showed her fans her temporary home studio as she continued to present her Classic FM programme.

While many of her social media fans sent their wishes to Charlotte, one queried whether she had broken lockdown rules.

The Twitter user wrote: “I like you a lot, a breath of fresh air in the morning but if you’ve been tagged then you are not following the rules properly. Simple as that.”

Hitting back, she replied: “Not as simple as that Jon, I have absolutely been following the rules. It was flagged via our contact tracing system at the ITV studios.”

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A spokesperson for ITV told Express.co.uk: “As part of our health and safety protocols Charlotte Hawkins is self-isolating.

“The welfare of everyone who works on Good Morning Britain is our top priority and we continue to have a robust set of measures in place to operate safely within COVID-19 guidelines and to ensure the wellbeing of everyone connected with the production.”

Today, the mother-of-one shared a selfie from the ITV studio as she returned to the show.

“Great to be back on @gmb after self-isolating for 10 days,” she wrote.

“So hard not being able to hug my 5 year-old & keeping my distance. I’m relieved it’s over & all OK, but thinking of those going through it right now & those who can’t hug loved ones.

“Can’t wait till all this is over.”

The presenter also told fans she was concerned about misinformation being spread online about self-isolating.

She added in view of 232,000 followers, she added: “There seems to be a worrying amount of misinformation on here about self-isolation.

“It’s a legal requirement to self-isolate if you’re contacted by NHS Test & Trace, or if you test positive.

“It’s not a choice, it’s your responsibility to do it properly to protect those around you.”

Alex shared Charlotte’s post, writing: “Preach.”

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.

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