The Channel 5 broadcaster fell ill on Saturday and set in a video message which was aired on The Jeremy Vine Show when he was ‘feeling sorry for himself’, but he didn’t get much sympathy from some people on social media.
He returned to the programme on Friday after recovering from his brief bout with the coronavirus, and explained: ‘I had a little bit of the Covid, it was a three day wonder.
‘This was the film I made at the height – I was a bit feeling sorry for myself here. I was in bed and I had a temperature at a sore throat, that very, very red line there.
‘I just sent that into the show to say, “Look, this is how it’s going!” People got very angry about it.’
Jeremy – who has been vaccinated – then went over to the display on the wall to read out some of the tweets he received in response to his video, noting that all he said in the clip was that he was ‘feeling unwell’ and ‘a bit sorry for myself’, while urging people to ‘be careful if you’re vulnerable’.