Dr Mark Porter replaces Dr Hilary Jones

Who is Dr Mark Porter? GP replacement for Dr Hilary Jones on Good Morning Britain

Dr H is having a break

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Dr Hilary Jones has been doing a heroic job keeping the nation informed on Good Morning Britain.

But, after two months, he’s taking a well-deserved week off from the breakfast show.

The developments about coronavirus and lockdown keep coming though, so GMB needs a replacement medical expert.

Dr Mark Porter
Dr Mark Porter is covering for Dr Hilary Jones (Credit: ITV)

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And on Tuesday morning, Dr Mark Porter joined Ben Shephard and Charlotte Hawkins.

Who is Dr Mark Porter?

Dr Mark is no stranger to a TV studio but, like Dr Hilary, he is a practising GP and spends half his week at his practice in the Cotswolds.

Dr Mark Porter
Dr Mark is not a TV newcomer! (Credit: ITV)

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The rest of the time, he concentrates on his journalism and broadcast career, which includes fronting BBC Radio 4’s medical series Inside Health.

He has been appointed MBE for services to healthcare, and has received the Healthwatch-UK Award for his contribution to public understanding of evidence based medicine.

What other TV has Dr Mark Porter done?

He started working at the BBC in 1992 and has worked on numerous shows, beginning with Good Morning With Anne and Nick. He’s currently the resident doctor on The One Show.

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