Alex Beresford will miss Good Morning Britain this week (Picture: ITV/REX)
Good Morning Britain weather reporter Alex Beresford will be forced to miss the show this week after his son’s mother contracted coronavirus.
Alex, who usually presents the weather on a Thursday and a Friday instead of Laura Tobin, took to social media to share with his followers that he has to self-isolate.
The 40-year-old TV presenter shares joint custody of his son Cruz, 11, with his ex-wife Natalia following their split in June last year.
Taking to Twitter he wrote: ‘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 recover.’
Alex’s followers were quick to wish him well, as one replied: ‘Take care Alex hope you stay well, hope your son will be ok and get well soon to Natalie xxx.’
Another tweeted: ‘Keep safe Alex will miss seeing your smiley face in the morning.’
One added: ‘Hope you’re ok and hope you don’t have it.’
A few weeks ago Alex shared a snap of himself lying in a hospital bed as he recovered from a Tonsillectomy operation.
His break from the show comes after his co-star Charlotte Hawkins was also forced to self-isolate after she came into contact with someone at ITV with Covid.
Making her return on Monday’s show, Charlotte told viewers: ‘It’s good to be back after 10 days of isolation.’
Later on in the episode, Charlotte said she took advice from Dr Hilary Jones and did a self-imposed quarantine at home.
‘I was really worried and I just felt that huge sense of responsibility of keeping my family safe,’ she told her co-stars.
‘It was a really tough thing to do.’
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.