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Piers Morgan’s GMB co-stars ‘not happy’ as he returns to UK to dodge quarantine

Piers Morgan has made a speedy return to the UK from St Tropez after the government announced that France would be taken off the quarantine-free travel list.

The Good Morning Britain host flew black with his sons Spencer, 27, and Bertie, 19, in order to avoid the rules, which come in at 4am on Saturday.

For those returning to the UK after the early morning cut off, they will have to quarantine for two weeks as France was removed from the safe list.

Piers packed his bags and rushed back to the UK, away from his luxury villa in the sunshine hot spot.

He shared a photo on Instagram that featured him and Spencer and Bertie ready to go with their face masks on in Nice airport.

The 55-year-old captioned the snap: "Quarantine dodgers."

His GMB co-stars didn't appear to be thrilled about the news, as Andi Peters asked Richard Arnold whether he would be able to get home.

Richard replied: "Yes we have managed to get back home. Good news for you, Andi, and for the rest of us too – Piers Morgan has managed to best quarantine."

Andi paused and mumbled: "Er, yeah, sort of, I suppose."

Piers had been enjoying his time in the luxury holiday destination and was seen rubbing shoulders with some very famous faces.

He enjoyed a lunch with Joan Collins, and met up with pal Amanda Holden, who was enjoying time with her family.

Earlier this week, Piers admitted he was "praying" that he wouldn't have to quarantine when he came home.

He still has some time until he returns to Good Morning Britain hosting duties in September.

In the meantime, he has been replaced by Adil Ray, who has been hosting alongside Kate Garraway, who returned after focusing on husband Derek Draper's coronavirus battle.

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Sean Fletcher has also stepped in as main host this week, covering for Ben Shephard who usually presents on Thursdays and Fridays.

It's thought that half a million Brit tourists are currently in France, with many trying to get home before the 4am Saturday cut off, otherwise they will have to self-isolate for 14 days.

And it's not looking good for them, as the Channel Tunnel warned they were "fully booked", while one British Airways flight quadrupled in price.

The same fate is promised to those in the Netherlands, Monaco, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba and Malta, as they have also been added to the quarantine list, as well as Spain, which was added previously.

Hope isn't lost for Brits hoping for a summer holiday without a quarantine on return though.

Countries that have no self-isolation upon return rules include Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey and even the Seychelles, among others.

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