Phillip Schofield tests positive for coronavirus - who will replace him on 'This Morning'?

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Phillip Schofield has tested positive for COVID-19. (Getty Images)
Phillip Schofield has tested positive for COVID-19. (Getty Images)

Phillip Schofield has revealed he has come down with COVID-19 and is self-isolating.

The 59-year-old This Morning presenter - who is fully vaccinated - shared the results of his lateral flow test on social media on Monday night (31 January).

And ITV spokesperson confirmed to Yahoo UK that Alison Hammond has been drafted in to co-host the daytime show alongside Rochelle Humes while Schofield recovers in quarantine.

Schofield captioned the photograph of his positive test: "Well b******s!!"

Read more: Alison Hammond addresses rumours about replacing Holly and Phil on This Morning

Watch: What is a Rapid Lateral Flow Test?

Alison Hammond opened This Morning with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield nowhere to be seen
Alison Hammond will stand in for Phillip Schofield on 'This Morning'. (ITV)

He added: "Currently just a slight sore throat."

Schofield has been presenting This Morning with Humes for the past two weeks as Willoughby has taken a leave of absence to film new survival show Wim Hof’s Superstar Survival, featuring The Iceman.

Government guidelines for those who have tested positive with coronavirus now state that you can leave the house after five full days of self-isolation if you test negative on day five and say six.

Phillip Schofield shared his positive lateral flow test on Instagram
Phillip Schofield shared his positive lateral flow test on Instagram

Schofield is due to co-host Dancing On Ice with Holly Willoughby on Sunday evening - which will be the seventh day after he first tested positive.

The ITV skating show has already been hit with problems caused by coronavirus and injuries among the cast.

Happy Mondays star Bez was forced to miss week two of Dancing On Ice after he tested positive for COVID-19, although he was not due to skate that week.

'This Morning' presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are now both absent from the show. (ITV)
'This Morning' presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are now both absent from the show. (ITV)

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And S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens missed her first scheduled performance on the ice after she injured her wrist in rehearsal.

Stevens made her skating debut on Sunday evening, but Olympic BMX rider Kye Whyte was absent after injuring his knee in training.

Last year's Dancing On Ice suffered a record number of celebrity drop-outs, with five celebrities forced to leave the cast over injury and testing positive for COVID, and a number of the pro skaters also injured.

Watch: Phillip Schofield react to competition winner who isn't impressed with £1k cash prize

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