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Mark Wright appeared on Good Morning Britain on Monday where he spoke to hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid about how Covid had ravaged several members of his family.

He begged viewers to take the virus and lockdown measures seriously, as his uncle remains in hospital fighting for his life.

Mark, who is married to Michelle Keegan, said his father is now out of hospital but mentally is not the same person he was before.

One of his uncles is on oxygen in hospital, while another uncle named Eddie is in a critical position

"My dad is out of hospital now, one of my dad's other brothers is in hospital, he's doing okay, he's on oxygen and my dad's other other brother … he's in a critical condition as we speak," he said.

"The message is what it should have been and has been from the start, like Kate has tried to promote on Good Morning Britain until you see it first hand, that might be the day you realise I need to buck up my ideas, but then it might be too late."

Mark Wright's uncle is in a critical condition and he said he is "praying"
(Image: ITV)

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He continued: "I have good friends who are conspiracy theorists and they think it’s all rubbish and you don’t need to be locking down the country.

"My answer is, the Government, whether they are right or wrong, they know more than you, so, if they are telling you to do this, do it.

"Because until you get to a point where I am now, and I’ve had the hardest few weeks of my life and looking at basically potentially losing family members who are close to you or them being very sick.

Mark Wright's sister Jess said Covid has ripped through family 'like wild fire'
(Image: jesswright/Instagram)

"You will regret doing what you are doing. So listen to the rules, stay at home, there is a lockdown for a reason.

"Please just obey by these rules, i’s so important.

"When you see it first hand, it’s the most scariest virus you will ever see, the things it does to the body, what it’s done to my dad.

"He’s out of hospital and I hope he doesn’t mind me saying this but mentally something is not right there at the moment.

He’s okay, but he’s not my dad he was four weeks ago, he’s better and I’m hoping there’s improvement more to come.

"But it can leave long lasting problems."

* Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am