Good Morning Britain's Ranvir Singh replaced in the middle of show due to illness

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Watch: Ranvir Singh started presenting the show with swollen eyes before pulling out

Good Morning Britain newsreader Ranvir Singh was forced to quit in the middle of the show as she was suffering from suspected hay fever.

The 44-year-old TV presenter started the ITV morning show at 6am on Tuesday 29 March with co-presenters Richard Madeley and Susanna Reid, wearing glasses as her eyes were so swollen she could not put in her contact lenses.

But by 7am she had left the studio and Louise James stepped in to read the news.

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James revealed: "Ranvir is fine. Well, I think she's going to be fine. We think she's had a bit of an allergic reaction maybe, she's got a bit of a sore eye. She's just resting."

Ranvir Singh started presenting the show with glasses on as her eyes were too sore to put in her contact lenses
Ranvir Singh started presenting the show with glasses on as her eyes were too sore to put in her contact lenses. (ITV hub)

After Singh read the first news bulletin Madeley told her: "Hey, credit to you. You've got the worst hay fever I think I've ever seen. I thought you were going to have to stop half way through, are you alright?"

Singh replied: "I'm okay, thanks. Just streaming eyes and very sore face."

<p>Good Morning Britain co-host Ranvir Singh had to stop presenting the ITV breakfast show on Tuesday, 29 March after suffering extreme hay fever. The presenter said she was struggling to present after waking up with streaming eyes and a swollen face, and eventually had to go off air complaining of 'the worst most painful stinging hay-fever' she'd ever had.</p>
Richard Madeley told Good Morning Britain co-host Ranvir Singh she had the 'worst case of hay fever I have ever seen'. (ITV hub)

She then revealed she planned to consult GMB's resident GP Dr Hilary Jones.

Reid revealed: "We think Ranvir may have had an allergic reaction."

Singh tweeted: "Anyone else got the worst most painful stinging hay-fever they’ve ever had? I can barely keep my eyes open. If there was a vaccine for this I’d sign up asap :( "

Yahoo UK has contacted ITV for comment.

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The TV presenter - who competed in Strictly Come Dancing in 2020 - is a single mother to son Tushaan, ten.

In 2020 she told Woman and Home magazine: “It’s hard work being a working single parent.

Ranvir Singh danced with Giovanni Pernice in Strictly Come Dancing in 2020. (BBC)
Ranvir Singh danced with Giovanni Pernice in Strictly Come Dancing in 2020. (BBC)

“I struggle with an enormous amount of guilt with my son and not being there when he goes to school. We’re very attached to one another because it’s just me and him.

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“I do get quite tearful sometimes and I worry he’s going to hate me when he grows up because I was never there.”

Watch: Richard Madeley tells Ranvir Singh to dry her eyes as she cries on GMB

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