Carol Vorderman gives unexpected update on Lorraine Kelly amid absence from show

The Countdown star delivered some news to viewers

Carol Vorderman has given a health update on Lorraine Kelly, who has been absent from her ITV morning show since Monday after contracting Covid over the weekend. 

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The former Countdown star has been stepping in for the Scottish presenter and will continue to do so over the coming days. 

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When asked by GMB's Susanna Reid how Lorraine was doing, Carol responded: "Well, she's feeling great, which is fantastic. So hopefully, she'll be here later in the week but you know, all the tests and everything that has to be done," before going on to tease the upcoming segments on the show. 

Viewers may be surprised to hear that Lorraine might be back on the show so soon given she has only been off for one day. However, since she tested positive at the weekend, a negative lateral flow before the end of the week is still possible. 

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Lorraine announced her coronavirus diagnosis to her Twitter followers on Monday, tweeting: "Well the Covid has finally got me and I tested positive at the weekend.

Lorraine is currently absent from her show due to Covid

"Thanks to the vaccine it's not too bad and I hope to be back at work very soon. Huge thanks to @carolvorders who will be hosting @lorraine until I'm back."

Viewers were quick to send their well wishes to the 62-year-old, with one person tweeting: "Get well soon Lorraine, sorry to hear you've got Covid, I hope it goes away soon and glad the vaccine is helping a lot also. I know the viewers miss you not being on the programme," while another added: "Awww poor you Lorraine!! Hope you're ok and it's not too severe with the vaccine helping!! Thank goodness!!! Get well soon!!"

Lorraine isn't the only ITV presenter who is absent from their usual position this week as both  Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are taking an extended break from This Morning

Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary are standing in for Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield

A number of other substitute presenters will be taking their place until their return in September, including Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary, as well as Rochelle Humes and Vernon Kay

Loose Women star Ruth Langsford, who previously appeared on the programme with her husband Eamonn Holmes, is set to make a return to host for a week alongside Rylan Clark.

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