Loose Women star Gloria Hunniford pulls out of show amid coronavirus fears

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Loose Women star Gloria Hunniford has decided to stay away from the television studios after new government advice about the coronavirus.

The 79-year-old media personality has decided to stay at home and self-isolate amid the increase of coronavirus cases.

She had planned to carry on coming into the studios, but after new COVID-19 advice, she’s made the decision to avoid leaving the house.

Her family have also urged the TV star to remain at home because of her age and also due to health concerns within her family.

She appeared on the show earlier this week via video link, telling her co-stars how she was finding self-isolation.

Gloria was on Loose Women via video link after being advised to self-isolate

The ITV show’s panelist told Janet Street-Porter, Andrea McLean, Brenda Edwards and Denise Welch: “I’m feeling absolutely fine but things changed for me last Sunday when more and more information came out.

You know me and my work ethic, I would crawl to the studio, to my work, if I could. So up until then I was carrying on as normal.

“Then when everything happened I realised my grandsons who are in their 20s are working from home, my sons are working from home.

Loose Women have been broadcasting without a live studio audience amid the coronavirus pandemic

“They had to put a bit of pressure on and say, ‘Look, Steven had a very bad medical year last year. He’s still in recovery so we have to be very careful’.

“I am pre-diabetic so when I listened to to all the research and everything coming out, I thought I have to take action.”

Gloria’s co-star Janet Street-Porter has refused to go into self-isolation, despite being in the “high risk” category, which includes people over the age of 65, people with underlying health conditions and women who are pregnant.

Gloria has decided to stay at home after new COVID-19 advice to self-isolate

She said: “Can I just say how upset I was at the weekend. I am Sunday morning heard on radio a government minister talking about locking up 70 year olds for three months.

“And now they’re talking about underlying health issues and it hasn’t become house arrest yet. It’s house arrest for me.”

Loose Women continues tomorrow at 12.30pm on ITV

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