GMB's Charlotte Hawkins reveals Covid blood clot scare and being left with numbness, brain fog and extreme exhaustion

By Megan Nisbet

Charlotte Hawkins has revealed she was checked for a "suspected blood clot" as she continues her Covid-19 recovery.

The Good Morning Britain presenter returned to work on Monday after spending ten days in isolation due to contracting coronavirus.

Speaking to co-hosts Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard during Friday's instalment of GMB, Charlotte explained she was still feeling exhausted and discussed a health scare that left her fearing she had a blood clot.

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"I mean I was obviously really grateful that I had just mild symptoms," Charlotte explained.

"I had extreme tiredness at the time and cold-like symptoms. Coming back to work on Monday, I felt okay and then just absolute exhaustion hit me and that's kind of how I've felt all week this week and that sort of really wobbly feeling, the brain fog."

She continued: "Yesterday I had a situation with my leg that went completely numb and I had a pain, I rang the doctors and I had to go and get it checked for a suspected blood clot."

Charlotte Hawkins 'left with exhaustion, brain fog and leg numbness' after Covid (ITV)

"But it wasn't?" Ben interjected, as Charlotte replied: "It wasn't luckily, which I'm very grateful for. I sort of assumed because I'd been lucky enough to have it mildly, that I would emerge from this and think everything would get better."

"There are so many people that are living with all sorts of strange after symptoms of varying degrees."

"But we're used to tiredness when we come off air but you're talking about a very different sort of tiredness," Ben asked.

"It's absolutely exhaustion," Charlotte explained. "I've just gotta come straight back home and go to bed and that's it, I can't do anything.

"They're still trying to understand what the after effects of Covid are."

"It is very very very tricky," Kate agreed.

Charlotte also tweeted about her symptoms, telling her followers: "Talking long covid on @gmb, despite luckily only having mild symptoms I've been left with exhaustion, brain fog & leg numbness/pain that had to be checked for suspected blood clot (fortunately wasn't).

"Sending love to all those battling the effects & after-effects of this virus."

Good Morning Britain continues weekdays on ITV at 6am.

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