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Piers Morgan reveals relief as covid-stricken parents are 'a lot better' and dad's sense of taste is back after 3 weeks

PIERS Morgan has revealed his relief as his sick parents are doing "a lot better" since being struck down by covid.

The 55-year-old said his stepdad's got his sense of taste back after three weeks.

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Worried Piers admitted it had been a "scary time" for his family as coronavirus had brought down his elderly mother Gabrielle and stepdad Glynne "like dominos".

Updating Good Morning Britain viewers on their condition today, Piers said: "They're a lot better, it's such a relief."

Earlier this week Piers had asked Doctor Hilary Jones when his dad could expect to get his taste back.

"He can't taste his wine," said Piers, before joking: "I told him he can drink the cheap stuff and save a fortune."

Revealing he'd finally started to be able to taste food again, Piers said today: "My dad sensationally revealed last night, after three weeks of no sense of taste or smell, he finally tasted the salt in his meal.

"He saw that as a gigantic step forward to being able to taste his wine again.

"So, well done, dad. One small salt step for man, one giant leap for your chances of guzzling some vino by the end of the week."

The presenter had spoken of discovering the "psychological trauma" of coming up against coronavirus.

Piers told Good Morning Britain on Monday: "I would just like to say something to my parents who are both battling Covid at the moment and have been for two weeks.

"It's a scary thing for a family when your elderly parents go through this. They got it from someone in their bubble.

"It was 'bang, like dominoes'. They had one lunch together and within three days my mum and dad both had Covid-19.

"It's been a long two weeks for our family.

"It's long for us because we can't get in there."

He added: "50 per cent of the battle for anyone who gets it – especially when you're slightly older – is the psychological trauma you go through.

"All you read about is the horror stories and it's a scary time for people.

"My parents have been very unnerved by it. Thankfully they're starting to come out the other end of it and they haven't had to be hospitalised and no oxygen issues, thank god for that.

"I wanted to talk about it because they felt strongly that if you get this it doesn't automatically mean you're going to go to hospital and you may die."

He added: "It's been a very sobering insight into what it's like for many families."

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