Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan is set to return to the show after he tested negative for Covid-19.

The 55-year-old presenter missed Monday's programme after developing a "mild" coronavirus symptom, but his test results have shown that he does not have the illness.

Morgan tweeted the news and said he will seek medical advice before returning to the Good Morning Britain sofa.

He said: "UPDATE: My COVID-19 test was negative. I was advised to take the test by my doctor after developing possible coronavirus symptoms, and was entitled to do so as a Govt-designated essential worker.

"I'll be back on @GMB as soon as my doctor advises I'm OK to return to work."

UPDATE: My COVID-19 test was negative. I was advised to take the test by my doctor after developing possible coronavirus symptoms, and was entitled to do so as a Govt-designated essential worker. I'll be back on @GMB as soon as my doctor advises I'm OK to return to work.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 4, 2020

Morgan told fans on Sunday he had developed a possible coronavirus symptom and was getting tested "out of an abundance of caution".

Ben Shephard stood in for Morgan on Monday's GMB while his usual co-host Susanna Reid quipped she will be on her "best behaviour" while he is away.