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Zoe Ball apologises after leaving part way through BBC Radio 2 breakfast show due to mystery illness

Zoe Ball apologises after leaving part way through BBC Radio 2 breakfast show due to mystery illness 2

‘I hadn’t quite realised the effect it’d had on me’: Zoe Ball apologises after leaving part way through BBC Radio 2 breakfast show due to mystery illness

Zoe Ball has apologised to fans after leaving her BBC Radio 2 breakfast show early on Monday morning.

The broadcaster, 51, arrived 25 minutes late and left within an hour, leaving stand-in presenter Richie Anderson to tell listeners she was ‘not feeling well’.

Celebrity Gogglebox star Zoe was originally late due to a flat tyre on her car but became unwell as she overexerted herself as she rushed in to work. 

Resting up: Zoe Ball, 51, has apologised to fans after leaving her BBC Radio 2 breakfast show early on Monday morning

Resting up: Zoe Ball, 51, has apologised to fans after leaving her BBC Radio 2 breakfast show early on Monday morning

Troubled morning: Zoe was originally late due to a flat tyre on her car but became unwell as she overexerted herself as she rushed in to work

Troubled morning: Zoe was originally late due to a flat tyre on her car but became unwell as she overexerted herself as she rushed in to work

Taking to Twitter later in the day, Zoe wrote: ‘Apologies for this morning gang, tyre went on the way in to work. 

‘I was so keen not miss the show, dashed in and hadn’t quite realised the effect it’d had on me. 

‘I’m ok. Thanks for the lovely messages. Big thanks to Richie and Ken for stepping in. will be back tomorrow xx.’

Comeback: Zoe promised she'd be back to work on Tuesday, telling her fans she hadn't realised how her determined rush to make it to the BBC studio affected her

Comeback: Zoe promised she’d be back to work on Tuesday, telling her fans she hadn’t realised how her determined rush to make it to the BBC studio affected her

Wishing her well, one follower wrote: ‘Take it easy this afternoon & get yourself in the right headspace for tomorrow. Must have shocked you big time. Poor thing.

‘The boys did well in your absence. Just worried for your well-being. Glad you messaged to say you’re ok now.’

Someone else wrote: ‘Hope your ok Zoe missed you this morning although Richie did a fab job xxxx’

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Get well soon: Wishing her well, one follower wrote: 'Take it easy this afternoon & get yourself in the right headspace for tomorrow. Must have shocked you big time. Poor thing'

Get well soon: Wishing her well, one follower wrote: ‘Take it easy this afternoon & get yourself in the right headspace for tomorrow. Must have shocked you big time. Poor thing’

Another follower posted: ‘God love you! On top of Covid that was all you needed! Glad you’re OK. Richie did a fantastic job standing in with Uncle Ken’s help. As long as you are OK that’s all that matters. Xx’

‘Glad you’re OK,’ wrote another fan. ‘Thought I’d woken up in an alternative universe, with Ritchie as the DJ and you were going to be the traffic guru!’

It comes after Zoe pulled out of presenting Comic Relief 2022 last month after testing positive for COVID-19.

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Oh dear: Zoe Ball pulled out of presenting Comic Relief 2022 last month after testing positive for COVID-19

Oh dear: Zoe Ball pulled out of presenting Comic Relief 2022 last month after testing positive for COVID-19

The presenter was due to be part of the star-studded hosting line-up, alongside Sir Lenny Henry, David Tennant and Paddy McGuinness.

However, she said Alesha Dixon worked a ‘double shift’ to cover her absence.

Zoe wrote on Instagram at the time: ‘pook ! fell at last hurdle and have had positive lat flows this am- noooooooo.

‘Gorgeous @AleshaOfficial is going to work the double shift tonight on @ComicRelief, i owe you lady love – good luck to A, Lenny, David, Paddy, AJ, Vernon, & the @comicrelief gang.’ 

Stars: The radio and TV presenter was due to be part of the star-studded hosting line-up, which included Sir Lenny Henry (centre), David Tennant (third left) and Paddy McGuinness (second right)

Stars: The radio and TV presenter was due to be part of the star-studded hosting line-up, which included Sir Lenny Henry (centre), David Tennant (third left) and Paddy McGuinness (second right)

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