GMB viewers concerned for Martin Lewis’ appearance amid his coronavirus warning

Martin Lewis was trying to bring reassurance on Good Morning Britain as he answered coronavirus travel questions.

The money saving expert answered discussed whether you need travel insurance and what you should do about your summer holiday.

Martin claimed coronavirus was "the straw that broke the camel's back" for airline Flybe and speculated it would not be the last to collapse if we are hit by a pandemic.

The money guru said he did not want to 'catastrophize', but warned people in the vulnerable categories to consider their health first.

However, GMB viewers were actually concerned over Martin's appearance as he dished out the advice.


One worried viewer said: "Martin looks a bit rugged today."

"Martin Lewis looks like he's been dragged through a hedge backwards, forwards and sideways," added another.

A third asked: "Why is he not shaving?"

In response, another replied: "He is growing his own face mask to protect against #Coronvirus"


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Martin explained that when you are travelling is an important factor as he gave a worrying warning to viewers planning a summer break.

He said: "The sooner you are it's easier to check the level of contagion in the country you’re travelling too and its health reporting. If it's low you can probably still book and it's not a problem.

"The longer away, the bigger window of uncertainty. For example, summer holidays are four months away. The first reported coronavirus case was two months ago. Look how quickly this can move. Where we are in the summer we don't know."

Martin's second point was that you may not be covered on travel insurance as he revealed his fears for the travel industry.

The money saving guru said: "Would you be disinclined to travel if you were going to a country with a big coronavirus outbreak but wasn't on the foreign office list of coronavirus banned countries?

"Because then your travel insurance wouldn’t cover you and if you chose to travel you wouldn’t get your money back.

"If the answer is 'no', I wouldn’t book somewhere you don’t have free cancellation. Or I’d wait until I booked.

"Certainly vulnerable people who have a condition than means they really don't want to go I'd say check whether travel insurance is available.

"It's disastrous for the travel industry. I’m trying to protect consumers on one hand but don’t want our trial industry to go down. Tourism, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, shops. If we’re told not to go out of course there's a potential knock on."

The reassuring money expert added: "Everyone have a good week – and don’t panic too much."

*Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am

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