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Jonathan Ross reveals daughter has 'debilitating' health condition

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Jonathan Ross’ daughter has been diagnosed with a Fibromyalgia, a debilitating condition that causes pain all over the body.

The TV presenter, 60, made an appearance on Good Morning Britain today where he was questioned on his iconic annual Halloween party – when he opened up about his child’s health.

The ITV star shares two daughters, Honey and Betty, and son Harvey, with wife Jane Goldman, but did not make it clear whose health he was discussing.

Speaking to Ranvir Singh and Richard Madeley, the Masked Singer judge explained that it will not be taking place this year, partly due to his daughter’s illness as well as the rising number of coronavirus cases amid the pandemic.

‘One of my children is not very well,’ he told the hosts. ‘One of my children had Covid-19 at the beginning of the pandemic and they thought she had long Covid-19.

‘But it has now been diagnosed as Fibromyalgia, which is quite debilitating. She’s back home with us and we’re looking after her, she’s upstairs in the bedroom.

‘I thought, I can’t, in good conscience, have a big loud fun party downstairs and one of my children is locked in a room upstairs, not able to come down. It’s like something out of a horror novel.

‘Just in good conscience, we’re not going to do it.’

Jonathan also explained that he is taking another year off from party-planning duties due to the coronavirus pandemic, insisting that he didn’t want to be responsible for a ‘super-spreading event’.


According to the NHS, Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body, with symptoms including fatigue, muscle stiffness, fatigue, sensitivity to pain and headaches.

While the exact cause is not known, it is thought to be related to abnormal levels of certain chemicals in the brain.

There’s currently no cure for the illness, but exercise has been found to help sufferers reduce pain.

Metro.co.uk has contacted Jonathan’s reps for a comment.

Good Morning Britain continues on weekdays at 6am on ITV.

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