Piers previously told how his mother and step-father, Gabrielle and Glynne Pughe-Morgan – who Piers said are both in their ‘mid to late seventies’ – fought the disease.
Good news! Piers Morgan has revealed his delight after both of his parents were administered the coronavirus vaccine on Friday
Update: The Good Morning Britain presenter, 55, took to Twitter on Saturday to share the news as he also revealed that the vaccine total was at its second highest daily total
On Twitter he wrote: ‘BREAKING: Another 489, 934 Covid vaccines were administered in the UK yesterday… the 2nd highest daily total to date.
‘Brilliant news… and I’m even happier that today’s figure will include my parents who got jabbed this morning. Keep up the great work @NHSuk @nadhimzahawi.’
Piers announcement comes as Hugh Bonneville also revealed that he’s had a Covid vaccine and started volunteering as a marshall at a vaccination centre.
The Downton Abbey star, 57, took to Instagram on Friday to post snaps of himself at the Riverbank Medical Centre in Midhurst, West Sussex.
Sharing the news with his 126K fans, Hugh said he was ‘delighted’ to be joining the support team after being given the AstraZeneca jab.
Battle: Piers previously told how his mother and step-father, Gabrielle and Glynne Pughe-Morgan – who Piers said are both in their ‘mid to late seventies’ – fought the disease
Vaccinated: Huge Bonneville ralso evealed that he’s had a coronavirus vaccine on Friday and is volunteering at a Covid centre
Hugh penned: ‘Midhurst’s Riverbank Medical Centre started vaccinating last week. Today Midhurst Pharmacy, led by Raj Rohilla, joined the rollout in north West Sussex.’
He then shared a group image with others working at the centre, with everyone donning masks, and added: ‘With former nurse Jo Wiltshire (left), Raj and retired GPs Andrew Douglas & Madelaine Litchfield (who gave me my AstraZeneca jab).
Rounding off his post, Hugh shared a cheery snap of himself in a bright yellow vest and hat as he did a double thumbs up.
He penned: ‘Delighted to be part of the support team as a volunteer marshall. I get to wear hi viz and everything.’
Working together: The Downton Abbey star, 57, said he was ‘delighted to be part of the support team as a volunteer marshall’
Helping out: Hugh shared a group image with others working at the centre, with everyone donning masks, and added: ‘With former nurse Jo Wiltshire (left), Raj and retired GPs Andrew Douglas & Madelaine Litchfield (who gave me my AstraZeneca jab)’
Jabtastic: Hugh will be working as a volunteer marshall at the centre in West Sussex
Sir Tom Jones has also received his dose, telling Jools Holland’s Annual Hootenanny show: ‘That’s one good thing about being 80, you’re first in line for the jab.’
After getting the vaccine at the Arts Research Centre, Queen Mary University Hospital in December, Sir Ian McKellen said: ‘It’s a very special day, I feel euphoric!’
He went on: ‘Anyone who has lived as long as I have is alive because they have had previous vaccinations.
‘The take-up amongst the older generation will be 100 per cent – it ought to be – because you’re having it not just for yourself but for people who you are close to – you’re doing your bit for society.’
Heartache: Piers revealed both his parents contracted coronavirus
He confirmed they had come out the other side and are in recovery, but his step-father is still complaining about a loss of taste and smell.
Piers said: ‘I’d like to say something to my parents, they are both battling COVID and have been for two weeks and it’s a scary thing for a family…
‘When your elderly parents are fighting it, they are both in their mid to late 70s, and they got it two weeks ago from someone in their bubble and they had to go out and they were very sensible but got the virus and then bang it was like dominoes.’
Piers’ biological father Eamonn Vincent O’Meara, tragically died in a road accident when Piers was just 11 months old, and when his mother remarried, the TV star and journalist took on his step-dad’s surname.
Hard times: The star spoke on Good Morning Britain about how his mum and step-dad, Gabrielle and Glynne Pughe-Morgan, have fought the disease over a ‘scary fortnight’ (Piers and his parents, pictured in 2012)