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Studio 10 is thrown into chaos after host Tristan MacManus contracts COVID, forcing Sarah Harris into isolation

''I was feeling a bit shady.''

By Alana Mazzoni
Studio 10 has been thrown into disarray after one of its hosts tested positive for COVID-19.
Tristan MacManus had just finished filming Wednesday morning's show when a rapid antigen test determined he had contracted the virus.
The positive test result meant co-host Sarah Harris was forced into isolation, prompting former Bachelor Matthew 'Matty J' Johnson and reporter Lachlan Kennedy to step in.
Former Bachelor Matthew 'Matty J' Johnson and reporter Lachlan Kennedy are filling in on Studio 10. (Image: Network 10)
"Network 10 can confirm that Tristan MacManus tested positive to Covid-19 via a rapid antigen test on Wednesday afternoon," Channel 10 said in a statement.
The network said Tristan was asymptomatic and will remain in isolation until he gets his PCR test results back.
"Network 10 has activated its Covid safe plan, working in line with the current NSW Health Matrix, relevant guidelines and regulations to ensure the health and safety of all staff," the statement continued.
Tristan MacManus tested positive to COVID, forcing his co-host Sarah Harris into isolation. (Image: Network 10)
"As a precaution Sarah Harris will self-isolate until she receives the result of her PCR test. Network 10 has contingency plans in place to ensure the impact on its program schedule is minimal. The health, safety and welfare of all staff and the wider community remains Network 10's number one priority."
On Thursday morning's show, Sarah and Tristan appeared from their respective homes via video link.
"I am back sleeping in a spider-man bed for the first time since I was 12-years-old," Tristan laughed.
"Yesterday when we came into work, I was feeling a bit shady. I was really tired and hadn't slept the night before and was really cold. I put it down to the fact I've got three kids."
"As the day went on I started to feel better but I thought it would be the responsible thing to take a RAT test at home, which I did and unfortunately it came up positive."
Sarah, 40, revealed she has taken three rapid antigen tests since Sunday, two of which came back negative. However, a third test this morning registered a faint line that could mean she has also contracted COVID.
"There is the faintest little line. I have been looking it up on the internet because apparently that is all you can really do, if there is a line there, you have to isolate until you are clear," she said.
"But I feel absolutely fine. It's like, 'What next?' I guess I take a test and wait but obviously those PCRs are being reserved to those who need them."

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