Kym Marsh pulls out of hosting The One Show over coronavirus fears

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Kym Marsh has pulled out of hosting The One Show.

The former Coronation Street star had been lined up to present alongside Alex Jones for today's episode (March 20), but shared that she is currently self-isolating amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic after falling ill.

Chris Ramsey will be stepping in as co-host in Kym's place.

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"I've had to cancel some work," Kym explained to OK! Magazine.

"I was supposed to co-host The One Show, but it would have been very irresponsible of me to travel there even if I had been feeling well enough."

A BBC spokesperson commented: "We were looking forward to having Kym guest present alongside Alex tonight, but sadly she is displaying flu-like symptoms and in line with all official advice is self-isolating with her family."

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Kym originally announced that she would be joining The One Show earlier this week, and said at the time that she was looking forward to the one-off hosting gig.

"I've always enjoyed doing live TV – let's hope I don't make a mistake," she wrote in her column.

Kym's self-isolation comes as regular host Matt Baker is also staying away from the studio over coronavirus fears. "One of us [in our house] has a cough, and that means we're following the Prime Minister's advice," he said on Tuesday.

Matt's final day on the series will be on Tuesday, March 31.

The One Show airs Mondays through Fridays at 7pm on BBC One.

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