Ben Fordham confirmed on Sunday evening that Richard Wilkins has tested positive for COVID-19, better known as coronavirus.
Fordham made the announcement via his Twitter account.
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'Breaking - Big love to Richard Wilkins who has tested positive to coronavirus. I spoke to Dickie tonight and he feels fine,' he shared.
The news comes a week after 65-year-old Wilkins interviewed American actress, Rita Wilson in Sydney on March 7. She and her husband, actor Tom Hanks were tested positive last week and remain hospitalised in Queensland were he is filming Baz Luhrmann's Elvis biopic.
A Nine spokesperson added: 'Richard is not showing any symptoms of the virus and has been self-isolating, on his own at home, since Thursday last week.
Entertainment reporter, Peter Ford added that Wilkins' diagnosis could also have serious implications over at Channel 10.
'Dickie Wilkins has tested positive to coronavirus. Immediate investigation who [he] has been near in recent days including his son Christian doing DWTS (in Melbourne).