Lorraine Kelly revealed she was still recovering from surgery as she hosted her show and showed off her sling.
The 63-year-old underwent an operation on her shoulder shortly before Christmas with the episode on 3 January signalling her return to the show.
Kelly then proceeded to show a photo of herself recovering in a sling before thanking the medical team that worked on her: "Thank you to Professor Levy and his brilliant team because, oh my goodness, keyhole surgery is incredible."
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She further detailed her procedure and recovery over the Christmas period: "I just had to remove some calcification and a little bit of bone and, yeah, I’m doing my physio and I’m all fine.
"But we had a really quiet one at Christmas and New Year. Rosie and Steve looked after me and Rosie obviously takes after me in the cooking department, not."
Despite saying she was looking after herself, Kelly did confess to enjoying an alcoholic beverage or two over Christmas: "Yes, you said it was alright to have one or two. I was actually very, very well behaved and I’m fine and I’m doing lots of different exercises, I’m getting there."
Madeley told Good Morning Britain viewers: "I had that [superbug] all Christmas for a month. Never had anything like it before. In fact, I’m beginning to wonder if there’s a new strain of Covid going around."
He added: "I took a test every week, it was always negative, but I can’t help thinking that’s what I had."
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