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Andi Peters returns to Good Morning Britain after being struck down with shingles

Andi Peters returns to Good Morning Britain after being struck down with shingles… as Piers Morgan takes a swipe at stand-in host Jack Fincham’s presenting skills

He took his first sick day in 20 years last week when he was struck down with shingles.

And Andi Peters made a triumphant return to Good Morning Britain on Wednesday, with Piers Morgan celebrating his comeback by taking a swipe at stand-in host Jack Fincham’s presenting skills.

Returning to screens for a competition segment, the presenter, 49, said:  ‘Yes I am back. Thanks for all the people who have sent me messages.

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Return: Andi Peters made a triumphant return to Good Morning Britain on Wednesday after taking sick leave due to shingles

Return: Andi Peters made a triumphant return to Good Morning Britain on Wednesday after taking sick leave due to shingles

‘Susanna (Reid) sent me some texts, thanks Susanna for wishing me well. Ranvir (Singh) sent me some fruit. Thank you so much 

‘Alex (Beresford) didn’t send me anything, not even a text. So forget it!’ as a visibly awkward Alex watched on.

‘Piers (Morgan) also got in touch, but what did he say? He said he almost misses me so that’s good enough for me! ‘

Discussing his time on sick leave he said: ‘I would say I’m back to 90 per cent, that’s good enough to be here. 

Oh dear: Piers Morgan celebrated Andi's comeback by taking a swipe at stand-in host Jack Fincham's presenting skills the day before

Oh dear: Piers Morgan celebrated Andi’s comeback by taking a swipe at stand-in host Jack Fincham’s presenting skills the day before

Playful: He said; 'Words I thought I'd never use until I saw the bloke from Love Island trying to do your job yesterday. I actually missed you'

Playful: He said; ‘Words I thought I’d never use until I saw the bloke from Love Island trying to do your job yesterday. I actually missed you’

‘Thank you to everyone who has sent me a text. It’s amazing when you have shingles that you can share the story with others. 

‘You just have to listen to your body, it’s horrible. I had 12 days off! It’s so bizarre. I’ve watched so much of The West Wing! It feels like I’m at home again.’

Piers, 54, then took a savage swipe at Love Island winner Jack, 28, and his presenting skills. 

He said; ‘Words I thought I’d never use until I saw the bloke from Love Island trying to do your job yesterday. I actually missed you.’

Healthy: Returning to screens for a competition segment, the presenter, 49, said: 'Yes I am back. Thanks for all the people who have sent me messages'

Healthy: Returning to screens for a competition segment, the presenter, 49, said: ‘Yes I am back. Thanks for all the people who have sent me messages’

He said: 'Susanna (Reid) sent me some texts, thanks Susanna for wishing me well. Ranvir (Singh) sent me some fruit. Thank you so much'

He said: ‘Susanna (Reid) sent me some texts, thanks Susanna for wishing me well. Ranvir (Singh) sent me some fruit. Thank you so much’

Susanna, 49, then clarified he was referring to Jack with Piers adding: ‘We got down to asking him what day it was and even then he struggled.’

A triumphant Andi retorted: ‘Let’s take it back, Piers missed me. You heard it here first.’      

Presenter Susanna revealed last Wednesday that Andi wouldn’t be available for work due to the nerve infection.

The host told ITV viewers: ‘Sorry, I’ve just got some breaking news from Andi Peters’ sick bed. He’s got shingles. First day off in 20 years.’  

Awkward: He added: ''Alex (Beresford) didn't send me anything, not even a text. So forget it!' as a visibly awkward Alex watched on'

Awkward: He added: ”Alex (Beresford) didn’t send me anything, not even a text. So forget it!’ as a visibly awkward Alex watched on’

When her co-host Piers  quizzed Susanna on how to contract shingles, she responded by saying:’It’s chicken pox for adults.’  

Good Morning Britain newsreader Ranvir chimed in to inform Piers that the viral disease is ‘really bad’.

Wishing Andi well, Piers said: ‘I feel sorry for Andi, it’s not the same without you mate. Sorry about your shingles. Hope you get well soon.’

Much-missed: A triumphant Andi retorted: 'Let's take it back, Piers missed me. You heard it here first'

Much-missed: A triumphant Andi retorted: ‘Let’s take it back, Piers missed me. You heard it here first’

 

 

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