This Morning fans have expressed their concern after Britain’s oldest twins both tested positive for coronavirus despite ‘being inside for most of 2020’.
Twin sisters Lilian Cox and Doris Day, 96, became viral sensations last year after winning over viewers on the ITV show.
Taking to their joint Facebook account on Monday, the siblings said despite shielding over Christmas, they still both managed to contract the virus.
Lilian and Doris, who have more than 18,000 followers on Facebook, broke the news on social media, and in true fashion, they couldn’t help but make a few naughty jokes along the way.
‘We have said in the past if him up there wants us…. he’s going to have to run fast,’ they joked.
‘We took a routine Covid test just before Christmas and it was negative. We have both stayed in over the Christmas period to keep safe and was lucky to have each other for company.
‘A few days ago Doris had a high temperature and Lil had a cough, so we took a 2nd test and unfortunately the results came back positive.’
The duo went on to express their ‘shock’ as they explained they had stayed inside for ‘most of 2020’ and they couldn’t work out how they contracted the virus.
They continued: ‘We are both in shock…we have been inside for most of 2020 sticking to all the rules and being careful, now this has happened and we can’t work out why or where we’ve picked it up from.’
‘We are writing this hoping we can save people from getting this horrible virus,’ the sisters warned.
‘PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take this seriously- COVID is real and it’s affecting so many lives across the world…don’t let it affect yours or your families.
‘We are running faster than ever because we both aren’t ready yet… we still haven’t met Jason Statham!
‘ We will keep you all updated and send our best wishes to you all. Keep Safe. Love Lil & Doris xx.’
Lillian and Doris’ followers were quick to wish them well, including Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan.
‘Very sorry to hear that Doris & Lillian, Britain’s oldest identical twins who gave @GMB viewers so many laughs earlier this year, are now both battling covid,’ he tweeted.
‘Say a prayer for them- they’re such wonderful ladies.’
One of their followers commented: ‘So Sorry to hear you are both unwell, you are both tough women and you will see this awful virus off. Stay strong, Jason may be waiting for you both xxxxx.’
Another said: ‘Sorry to hear you’re both poorly, hope you feel much better very soon, there’s so much love here for you two lovely ladies.’
While one added: ‘Omg. That’s unbelievable. After all you have both done to stay safe. Followed all the rules as well. I’m sending you both big hugs and lots of love to help you on the road to a speedy recovery.’
We hope you feel better soon ladies!
This Morning airs daily at 10am on ITV.
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