After revealing last month that he had tested positive for Covid-19, Peter Helliar has now confessed that he actually caught it from one of his co-hosts on The Project.
The 46-year-old comedian said that radio star Kate Langbroek was the source of his infection while joining her and Monty Dimond on KIIS FM’s 3pm Pick Up on Thursday.
Peter was a guest on the pair’s radio show for their regular segment ‘Coincidental Thursday’ when he shared the news.
“So this stems back to what you talked about on The Project when you had Covid a few weeks ago. Now that is in fact our first coincidence really that I haven’t talked about before, but where did you possibly get your Covid from?” Kate asked, before bursting into laughter.
“I possibly caught it from Kate Langbroek,” Pete responded with a laugh.
Kate, who recently released her memoir, Ciao Bella! Six Take Italy, about moving to Bologna with her family, hadn’t previously revealed her diagnosis.
Last month Peter spoke candidly about his Covid symptoms when he made his return to The Project desk.
“I had about three days where it felt like a pretty mild cold. I did lose taste for a couple of days and smell for about a week,” he detailed.
“I got some chills in the night and the after-effects of a cold, a blocked nose for about a week and a bit. But I felt protected.”
The How to Stay Married star first shared his health news on Instagram with a thumbs-up selfie alongside the caption: “So I was sick of friends saying they didn’t know anyone with Covid. So I went and got Covid (not deliberately of course).”
He said that because he is double vaccinated, he didn't have to go to hospital and now has a “crush on science”.
Peter’s admission comes shortly after Chrissie Swan, who is also a regular panellist on The Project, revealed last week that she had tested positive for Covid-19.
“Turns out I didn’t escape Covid after all,” the Celebrity MasterChef star wrote on Instagram.
“After feeling a bit tired and flat I took a test and it’s come back positive. I feel basically fine so far - worst is the fatigue (though I think I’ve been tired for 20 years so I’m match fit).”
She ended her post saying that she’s “not ashamed of having it” and hopes that her followers won’t be embarrassed if they also receive a positive diagnosis.
“We’re all doing our best and sometimes that’s not enough. Stay safe, friends,” she added.
Chrissie came out of home isolation on Friday and returned to work at Nova to do the final Chrissie, Sam & Browny show of the year.
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