Gethin Jones forced to cancel operation after catching Covid: 'It's a shocker'

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Gethin Jones has been forced to cancel an operation after catching Covid, he confirmed during Tuesday’s Morning Live. 

The presenter, 43, has been absent from Morning Live this week, replaced by Rav Wilding and a string of guest hosts, including AJ Odudu and Dragons’ Den star Sara Davies. 

Appearing on the show via a video link, Gethin revealed he’s had a ‘bit of a shocker’ after catching Covid days before Christmas and a scheduled surgery on his ankle. 

‘Like so many people all over the country at the moment for Christmas my plans changed over night,’ he told hosts Rav and Sara. 

‘As you say, I was supposed to get ankle operation today, hence why I’m not with you on Morning Live, and then I had a positive PCR over the weekend which meant the operation was cancelled.

‘Then I had to make that really horrible phone call to mum and dad who come to me for Christmas day and I was just saying to them it’s not a cancellation, we’re going to postpone it but we will get it done at some point, it’s just the way it is.’

‘Obviously they were massively disappointed, I was looking forward to making them a steak I had loads of advice and tips about over the last couple of weeks.’ 

‘It is what is it, what can you do about it,’ he sighed. 

Gethin added he only had a few mild symptoms and ‘was in the queue to get the booster’. 

Covid cases are soaring across the United Kingdom as Omicron rapidly tears through the country, with over 90,000 cases of the virus confirmed on Monday, December 20.

However, Boris Johnson confirmed there are currently no plans to introduce more restrictions before Christmas as millions plan to travel across the country to mix with their families in doors. 

Morning Live airs weekdays at 9.30am on BBC One. 

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