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Radio host left furious as he tests positive to Covid-19 and is forced to miss his breakfast show

Top-ranking radio host left furious as he tests positive to Covid-19 and is forced to miss his Melbourne breakfast show: ‘I’m banished to the bedroom’


He’s the British radio personality who fronts Melbourne’s number one FM breakfast show on Gold 104.3.

But on Sunday, a visibly disappointed Christian O’Connell revealed he’s set to miss the start of the radio year this week after testing positive to Covid-19.

The presenter announced the news on Instagram, saying he was ‘p****d off’ that he would be missing the show on Monday but hopes to be back the following day.

‘P****d off and sorry’: On Sunday, a visibly disappointed Christian O’Connell revealed he’s set to miss the start of the radio year this week after testing positive to Covid-19

‘I’m not going to be quite right to do the show tomorrow morning,’ he wrote.

‘I’m sorry and p****d off. Seven days in ISO and three days with Covid isn’t a fun hang,’ he said, before joking: ‘Poor little Mr DJ.’

He then said he had been ‘banished to the bedroom’ to prevent spreading the virus to his wife and two daughters.

‘I’m banished to bedroom, meals left outside the door. Which is great so the dogs get the chance to tuck in first,’ he added.

‘I’m not even joking, I heard one of the kids scream “the dogs are eating it” to hear my beloved say in between sips of her ice cold rosé, “Yer dads got Covid, doesn’t matter what he gets now.” 

'I'm sorry and p****d off. Seven days in ISO and three days with Covid isn't a fun hang,' he said, before joking: 'Poor little Mr DJ'

‘I’m sorry and p****d off. Seven days in ISO and three days with Covid isn’t a fun hang,’ he said, before joking: ‘Poor little Mr DJ’

‘Marriage folks! Oh, the humanity!’

He then said that Tuesday ‘has my name written all over it,’

He added: ‘Regular viewers will know the level of tap dancing I do across the airwaves is nothing short of Fred Astaire like. But old mate Fred didn’t have work his magic with the “spicy cough”.

‘Stay vibed friends, your friend in the morning, Christian.’

The presenter hosts the hugely successful Christian O’Connell breakfast show, named the #1 FM show ranking show in the ratings last year.

In 2018, Christian was announced as the replacement for Gold FM’s breakfast duo Jo and Lehmo.

'I’m banished to bedroom, meals left outside the door. Which is great so the dogs get the chance to tuck in first,' he said

‘I’m banished to bedroom, meals left outside the door. Which is great so the dogs get the chance to tuck in first,’ he said 

At the time, described leaving the United Kingdom for his new role as ‘the hardest decision of my life’, in an ARN Network statement.

‘The chance to move to Melbourne was an opportunity just too good to pass up because, well, who wouldn’t want to move to the world’s most liveable city?’ he stated.

‘My family and I chose Melbourne for the lifestyle, comedy and arts culture, and, obviously, the coffee. And the wine. Did I mention the wine?’ he continued.

‘The decision to leave the UK has been the hardest of my life, but we can’t wait to start this new adventure,’ he added.

Career: In 2018, the British host described leaving the United Kingdom for his new role as 'the hardest decision of my life', in an ARN Network statement

Career: In 2018, the British host described leaving the United Kingdom for his new role as ‘the hardest decision of my life’, in an ARN Network statement

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