Ben Shephard explained to Good Morning Britain viewers about his leg injury just two weeks ago, revealing that he would need surgery on his leg after he severed his nerves so badly that he was unable to feel the damage.
He explained on the morning show that he had ruptured his ACL, torn his meniscus and fractured his leg during a football match – and today he is in hospital for his op to fix it.
Posting a snap from his hospital bed, he held his leg up to the camera which had pen markings on prior to the operation.
He wrote on the photo: “Op happens today! So far so good – arrow is on the correct leg!
“Andi Peters is on the tv and super stylish socks in place.”
In a video on his Instagram story, Ben posted a clip of his leg in a cast with a faint orange stain on his leg – recognising the line before fans questioned it, he reassured them it was not fake tan.
He said: “That’s not fake tan by the way, I promise. Despite my Essex roots, I did not fake tan before my surgery.
“So they have repaired the ACL and the meniscus, so now starts the rehab, the very slow rehab.