Gethin Jones shocked his social media followers on Tuesday when he revealed his swollen eye – protected from the elements with surgical tape and a plastic cover – after receiving laser eye surgery. 

The Morning Live presenter, 43, had laser eye surgery ten years ago, but revealed he needed to ‘tweak’ one eye after struggling to see.

He shared a quick selfie before the operation, sporting a hair net and face mask as he wrote: ‘I had laser eye surgery 10 years ago – changed my life! 

'I was struggling to see': Gethin Jones shocked his social media followers on Tuesday when he revealed his swollen eye - protected from the elements with surgical tape and a plastic cover -after receiving laser eye surgery

'I was struggling to see': Gethin Jones shocked his social media followers on Tuesday when he revealed his swollen eye - protected from the elements with surgical tape and a plastic cover -after receiving laser eye surgery

‘I was struggling to see’: Gethin Jones shocked his social media followers on Tuesday when he revealed his swollen eye – protected from the elements with surgical tape and a plastic cover -after receiving laser eye surgery

‘Needed a bit of a tweak to one eye…

I was struggling to see autocue etc (so that’s what I’m blaming any fluffed lines on [laughing crying face emoji]).’  

After the operation, he rested in bed while sporting an eye cover to aid his recovery. Gethin’s fans swarmed the comments section to send their well wishes and to make light of the situation. 

One fan said: ‘My hubby has exactly the same on his eye after cataract surgery today. Hope your eye is OK.’

Youtube star Saffron Barker messaged Gethin: ‘Hope all is okay!! Xx,’ while another follower penned: ‘If this is your attempt at getting a bond villan role in a movie – I’m here for it.’

Ouch! The Morning Live presenter, 43, shared a quick selfie sporting a hair net and face mask as he revealed he had laser eye surgery ten years ago but needed to 'tweak' one eye

Ouch! The Morning Live presenter, 43, shared a quick selfie sporting a hair net and face mask as he revealed he had laser eye surgery ten years ago but needed to 'tweak' one eye

Ouch!

The Morning Live presenter, 43, shared a quick selfie sporting a hair net and face mask as he revealed he had laser eye surgery ten years ago but needed to ‘tweak’ one eye

'Get well soon': His fans swarmed the comments section to send their well wishes and to make light of the situation

'Get well soon': His fans swarmed the comments section to send their well wishes and to make light of the situation

‘Get well soon’: His fans swarmed the comments section to send their well wishes and to make light of the situation

A fourth social media user wrote: ‘How did the Popeye audition go?’

Another wrote on his page: ‘Still gorgeous x’.

Last month, Gethin was forced to pulled out of presenting Morning Live on because the area he lives in was ‘affected by a surge in coronavirus testing’.

The TV presenter made an appearance via video link during the show, and told co-host Kym Marsh and his replacement Rav Wilding that he would be back soon as he had already received a negative result.

At the start of the BBC show, Kym revealed Ray would be stepping in for Gethin, explaining to viewers: ‘No Gethin today – he lives in an area affected by the surge testing but keeping his seat very warm is our Rav.’

Later in the show, Gethin chatted to the pair about his decision, and yahoo admitted it was ‘the right thing to do’ to stay at home and take a COVID test. 

Kym told him they missed him, and Gethin replied: ‘I miss you too.

It’s very strange this morning, getting up and not going to work but as you’ve just said it’s the right thing to do.

‘I am in an area where we’ve been asked to do our PCR test. I’m delighted to say that I’ve already had the test back and it is negative, so I will be back tomorrow. 

‘It’s really weird isn’t it Kym, we were chatting yesterday about being excited to do the normal things again and how lovely it was to go and get a haircut.’

Safety first: Last month, Gethin was forced to pulled out of presenting Morning Live on because the area he lives in was 'affected by a surge in coronavirus testing'

Safety first: Last month, Gethin was forced to pulled out of presenting Morning Live on because the area he lives in was 'affected by a surge in coronavirus testing'

Safety first: Last month, Gethin was forced to pulled out of presenting Morning Live on because the area he lives in was ‘affected by a surge in coronavirus testing’

He added: ‘And so many people were talking about going out for a drink, but as Doctor Xand, Doctor Rupy, Dr Punam have been saying – we are making some brilliant, positive developments with the fight against COVID, but we need to proceed with caution. 

‘So, following the guidelines, we are so super safe at work, we follow the guidelines outside of work but we just have to be careful the whole time.’

‘It’s a bit weird watching you from home, but I know you’ve got a great show ahead.’ 

Earlier in the day it was revealed surge testing in London has been increased after another case of the South African coronavirus variant was detected. 

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: ‘If you’re asked to take a PCR test, it’s crucial that you do so to help track and limit any cases.’ 

Co-host: Rav Wilding stepped in for Gethin, and Kym Marsh (L) told viewers: 'No Gethin today - he lives in an area affected by the surge testing but keeping his seat very warm is our Rav'

Co-host: Rav Wilding stepped in for Gethin, and Kym Marsh (L) told viewers: 'No Gethin today - he lives in an area affected by the surge testing but keeping his seat very warm is our Rav'

Co-host: Rav Wilding stepped in for Gethin, and Kym Marsh (L) told viewers: ‘No Gethin today – he lives in an area affected by the surge testing but keeping his seat very warm is our Rav’