This Morning's Cat Deeley halts ITV show to deliver major 'illness' blow to viewers

Cat Deeley brought This Morning to a brief pause on Thursday, as she delivered some bad news to viewers at home who are prone to hayfever, with mention of a 'pollen bomb' set to hit the UK.

Joining forces with co-host Ben Shephard for the fourth time this week, former SMTV star Cat was back in the ITV studio and around 20 minutes into the episode, issued an update that any hayfever sufferers watching most definitely did not to return. Teasing what was coming up on the show after an ad break, Cat explained: "There's bad news for hayfever sufferers as forecasters have warned of a pollen bomb that's about to descend on the UK."

Offering a slight silver lining, the popular presenter then added: "But, if you need help getting your symptoms under control, allergy expert, Professor Adam Fox is here to take your calls today," as the camera then cut to Prof Fox over the other side of the studio and Cat then quipped: "He really is fantastic, the fantastic Mr Fox."

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Addressing the warning Cat had just given, Prof Fox remarked: "The grass pollen season is getting going, so if you really suffered last year and is worried about what's coming, give us a call and we'll try and advise to make sure this season is easier, or maybe if you're already getting symptoms ad you're not sure if it's related to hayfever or not, give us a call."

A pollen bomb, which sometimes resemble smoke, travels through the air from trees that have stored huge stacks of pollen. The pollen count in the UK is expected to rise as early as next week with warmer weather creeping in.