David Koch has revealed why his Sunrise co-host Natalie Barr did not return to the program after a short break in Perth.
Kylie Gillies filled in to present the Channel Seven breakfast show last week, with viewers expecting Barr, 54, to return to their screens on Monday.
But Monique Wright presented the show with Kochie on Monday, and they shared why Barr was absent.
“Well everyone’s been asking ‘where’s Nat?’… well you may have noticed she’s been missing over the past week or so,” Koch said.
“She’s at home in isolation after testing positive for COVID.”
Wright told viewers what Barr has been doing to pass the time.
“But during her time off, Nat’s been very busy, she’s been trying new recipes, she’s also been working her way through her new wardrobe doing some early spring cleaning and organizing, due to being stuck in her bedroom,” she said.
The TV hosts went on to explain that Barr was feeling “pretty good” despite having the virus.
“She’s fully vaccinated of course… all the four doses, her cough is virtually gone,” he said.
“We wish her a speedy recovery.
“Yeah, that’s the beauty of having four doses. She’s doing well,”
Koch said Barr is expected to return to Sunrise on Wednesday.
Barr, who was born in Bunbury, and grew up in Perth spent a few days on holiday in WA, and when she returned to Sydney, contracted the virus.
“Quick trip to Perth. Which seems to be doing a pretty good job of winter,” Barr captioned an Instagram selfie last week.