GARY Lineker will miss out on covering Kidderminster Harriers' FA Cup tie this weekend after testing positive for Covid-19.

The Match of the Day host posted a photo of a positive lateral flow test on Twitter today (February 3).

The 61-year-old admitted he is “gutted” to be missing the FA cup coverage this weekend while he self-isolates.

The positive test means he will miss the Harriers clash against West Ham, which is being televised live on BBC One.

The former England star explained he started feeling unwell on a flight back from Cape Town in South Africa.

The former England and Leicester City striker also apologised to those sitting near him on the plane but insisted he “wore a mask for the entirety of the journey”.

He wrote on Twitter: “Gutted to miss our live BBC Sport 4th round ties though. Always the most fun.”


He added: “Thanks for all the well wishes. You’re a lovely lot. Thanks too, to the brilliant scientists for the vaccines that should mean I won’t be seriously ill and clog up our brilliant NHS.”

The game will be broadcast live on BBC One from 12.30pm on Saturday February 5.