Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid has admitted she’s in a “privileged position” after entering a period of self-isolation
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The 49-year-old presenter is set to remain at home for 14 days after her son came down with a persistent cough – but Susanna accepts that she finds herself in a better financial scenario than most people who are having to self-isolate.
Susanna – who has sons Sam, 18, Finn, 16, and Jack, 15, with her ex-partner Dominic Cotton – explained via a video link on Good Morning Britain:
‘One of my children has a cough. And that came on yesterday. Before the [Prime Minister’s] briefing yesterday afternoon, the advice had been the person themselves would be confined to the house for seven days.
‘Well, suddenly with these new drastic action measures, that changed yesterday afternoon. It meant if one member of your household had the cough or fever you would all have to go in self-isolation for 14 days.
‘Immediately, I thought I can’t go into work and work with you guys for 14 days. All the children are off. We’re two households’.
But Susanna – who has co-presented Good Morning Britain since 2014, having moved from the BBC to ITV – admitted to being in a fortunate position compared to a lot of other people.
‘It’s a very unusual situation.
‘I am very, very lucky. I’m paid even when I’m sick. I’m in a privileged position’.
Meanwhile, Piers Morgan, Susanna’s co-presenter, claimed that a lack of testing means Susanna and her family probably won’t find out if they have the condition.
‘You don’t know your son has coronavirus.
‘You might all be doing this 14-day self-isolation – quite a lot of people for your two households – for no reason. Nobody knows if they’ve got someone who’s got it’.