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Delta Goodrem reveals she’s glad the Omicron Covid strain has taken over

Delta Goodrem reveals she’s glad the Omicron Covid strain has taken over the headlines… after her name was used for an earlier variant


While many people are panicking about the spread of the the Omicron coronavirus strain in Australia, singer Delta Goodrem is quietly thrilled.

The Born to Try star, 37, infamously shares a name with an earlier Covid variant and said on Thursday she was relieved to no longer be synonymous with the virus.

Delta said on Sunrise that while she’s ‘not glad’ the pandemic is still going on, she’s pleased to see fewer negative headlines featuring her name. 

Funny: Delta Goodrem, who shares a name with an infamous Covid variant, said on Sunrise on Thursday she was relieved the Omicron strain had pushed her name out of the headlines

‘Definitely, let’s move on. I don’t want to hear about this terrible Delta,’ she told hosts David ‘Kochie’ Koch and Natalie Barr. 

‘Get rid of her, get rid of her,’ she added. ‘I was here first!’

Natalie observed it ‘must’ve been hard’ hearing her name in the news every day when the Delta was the most prevalent Covid strain. 

Delta and the Delta strain: The 37-year-old Aussie singer spoke with Natalie Barr and David 'Kochie' Koch on Sunrise about sharing her name with the Delta Covid variant

Delta and the Delta strain: The 37-year-old Aussie singer spoke with Natalie Barr and David ‘Kochie’ Koch on Sunrise about sharing her name with the Delta Covid variant 

‘It was definitely confusing to watch you guys in the morning, when I’m getting up I’d hear “Delta danger” or “Delta out of control” and I’d be like, “What? what?”‘

The former Neighbours star joked that she’d sometimes react to breaking news bulletins with: ‘What did I do? What happened?’

It comes after Delta was announced as Revlon’s first ever Australian ambassador on Wednesday.

Reaction: The Neighbours actress recalled how she was confused watching the Sunrise hosts in the morning and hearing  'Delta danger' or 'Delta out of control'

Reaction: The Neighbours actress recalled how she was confused watching the Sunrise hosts in the morning and hearing  ‘Delta danger’ or ‘Delta out of control’

The Paralyzed singer said she was ‘incredibly humbled and excited’ to be working with the global makeup company. 

‘Revlon is a brand that celebrates and supports women and their #liveboldly message recognises the beauty and brilliance in each one of us,’ she wrote on Instagram.

‘A woman who is fearlessly herself, who boldly takes chances, lives with purpose and chases her dreams.

‘I’m so honoured to be starting this journey with @revlonanz. I can’t wait to share with you all the wonderful things to come.’

Groundbreaking beauty: Delta was announced as Revlon's first ever Australian ambassador on Wednesday

Groundbreaking beauty: Delta was announced as Revlon’s first ever Australian ambassador on Wednesday

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