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How British TV hosts are having to do their own hair and make-up amid coronavirus pandemic

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Who needs a glam squad? TV hosts show off their DIY hair and make-up efforts as they follow social distancing rules amid coronavirus pandemic

  • TV stations have sent non-essential staff home amid the coronavirus pandemic
  • Includes hair and make-up teams so UK TV hosts forced to glam themselves up
  • Stars including Good Morning Britain’s Kate Garraway, The One Show’s Alex Jones and This Morning’s Phillip Schofield have all embraced their DIY looks
  • Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

By Jessica Green For Mailonline

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With preventative measures in place across the UK to try and curb the COVID:19 pandemic, British TV presenters have been left without the help of their glam squads.

TV stations have sent non-essential staff home, including hair and makeup teams, meaning some of our favourite hosts have been forced to embrace DIY looks.

And it’s come as quite a shock to some viewers, with ITV newsreader Mary Nightingale revealing on Twitter on Tuesday that fans were worried she was unwell after she did her own ‘TV make-up’.

Meanwhile, Alex Jones, who co-hosts the BBC‘s The One Show, was among the TV presenters paying tribute to their loyal glam squads after being forced to do their own make-up.

She took to her Instagram stories this week to say: ‘We can’t have any make-up artists any more and it breaks my heart because after nearly a decade, our team of girls are very close friends and this is a game-changer for them financially.

The Welsh presenter, 43, added: ‘Plus I’m terrible at doing make-up but #thistooshallpass, we’ll be reunited soon and my face will be so grateful!’

Here, FEMAIL reveals the TV hosts braving the spotlight with their own make-up skills… 

Holly Willoughby

With preventative measures in place across the UK to try and curb the COVID:19 pandemic, British TV presenters, including This Morning’s Holly Willoughby (pictured left, with the help of her make-up team earlier this year, and right, with her own DIY look) have been left without the help of their glam squads

Louise Minchin

TV stations have sent non-essential staff home amid the coronavirus crisis, including hair and makeup teams, meaning some of our favourite hosts have been forced to embrace DIY looks, including Louise Minchin (seen left with a professional make-up look, and right, with her own)

The BBC Breakfast presenter posted a tweet apologising to her viewers about her make-up ‘no longer being what it used to be’

Kate Garraway 

While Good Morning Britain’s Kate Garraway (pictured left on March 6 2020) did her own make-up today (pictured right), she admitted that she had concerns over an eye infection and so wore her glasses today

Taking precautions! In accordance with social distancing rules Kate had done her own make up and hair today and posted this picture on her Instagram to prove it

PIERS MORGAN 

Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan (pictured left, earlier this year) was forced to apply his own make-up on Wednesday’s show. The 54-year-old slipped on a leopard print robe as he shared a picture of the moment on Instagram ahead of the show (pictured right)

Ranvir Singh

Ranvir Singh (pictured left on March 4, 2020) presented Good Morning Britain yesterday (pictured right) and there were no make-up or hair teams available

Dan Walker

Dan Walker (pictured left, late last year) took to Twitter this week to share his struggle with doing his own make-up, posting a snap of him applying concealer (pictured right)

Phillip Schofield

Phillip Schofield (pictured left with the help of a make-up team and pictured right, this week) took to his Instagram stories on Monday to explain that he had ‘no glam squad now, I’ve just made myself up’

Alex Jones

Alex Jones (pictured left on March 17, 2020, and right, this week), who co-hosts the BBC’s The One Show, was among the TV presenters paying tribute to their loyal glam squads after being forced to do their own make-up

Alex took to her Instagram stories (pictured) this week to say: ‘I’m terrible at doing make-up but #thistooshallpass, we’ll be reunited soon and my face will be so grateful!’

Mary Nightingale 

ITV newsreader Mary Nightingale (pictured left, last month, and right, yesterday) revealed on Twitter on Tuesday that fans were worried she was unwell after she did her own ‘TV make-up’

Mary took to Twitter to explain that she was doing her make-up herself to follow the social distancing rules put forward by the UK government

Ben Shephard

Ben Shephard (pictured earlier this year, left) appeared on Good Morning Britain today (pictured right) without the help of his make-up and hair team

Sophie Raworth

BBC newsreader Sophie Raworth (pictured left in February, and right, yesterday) responded to Mary Nightingale’s tweet and said applying her own makeup was also a ‘steep learning curve’ for her

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