'It's been a scary two weeks' - Piers Morgan reveals both his elderly parents are battling Coronavirus

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Piers Morgan has revealed both his parents have been battling Coronavirus for the past fortnight.

The journalist turned TV presenter opened up about his ongoing family fight with the deadly virus on Good Morning Britain, ahead of the nation being placed into a second lockdown.

Piers said, "I’d like to say something to my parents, they are both battling Covid and have been for two weeks and it’s a scary thing for a family."

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It's understood Piers mother and step-father - Gabrielle and Glynne Pughe-Morgan, contracted the virus from someone in their social bubble, after like most families, they tried to be careful.

Piers' biological father Eamonn Vincent O'Meara, tragically died in a road accident when Piers was just 11 months old. His mother later re-married and he took on his step-dad's surname.

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He explained, "When your elderly parents are fighting it, they are both in their mid to late 70s, and they got it two weeks ago from someone in their bubble, and they had to go out and they were very sensible but got the virus, and then bang it was like dominoes."

Piers, who has four children - sons Spencer, 27, Stanley, 23, Albert, 19, and daughter Elise, eight - with wife Celia, urged others to be more considerate as the government sets in place Lockdown 2.

He went on to confirm that they are now in recovery, although Glynne has still lost his sense of taste and smell.

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He added, "It's been a long two weeks for our family. It's long for us because we can't get in there but incredibly long for my parents and for anyone that goes through this."

Fans have offered their support. One wrote, "I may not agree with you at times but I'll be praying for you and your parents." And another added, "Hoping they both pull through and are back on the road to recovery soon mate."

Piers Morgan has launched his own TV show called Uncensored.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)