The hosts of E! News' virtual Emmys pre-show were forced to miss the festivities after testing positive for coronavirus.
Both Giuliana Rancic and Vivica A. Fox stayed home Sunday night due to their diagnoses, E! announced.
“Now as much as I didn’t want to hear that, I’m very thankful I heard it before I traveled and possibly could have exposed other people," Rancic said in a statement. "So for that, I’m thankful.”
Her husband, Bill, and son, Duke, also tested positive but the longtime host said the entire family is “doing well.”
“But I just want to say I’m wishing you all the best and please protect yourselves and protect those around you," Rancic said. "Take good care and I’ll see you on the next red carpet.”
Fox also announced her absence, saying she was isolating at home “in an abundance of caution.”
“During these unprecedented times, it’s more important than ever that we follow all safety and health rules and guidelines to protect ourselves and each other," Fox said in a statement.
In their stead, Brad Goreski and Nina Parker stepped in to host.
It’s unclear when Rancic and Fox tested positive and how last-minute the replacements were.
The 2020 Emmys are being held entirely virtually, leaving the award show’s famous red carpet with nobody to walk it.
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