For the past few weeks, Kay Burley and several other journalists on the Sky News Team have been absent from the studio. Instead, Niall Paterson has been holding the fort, reporting live from the studio.

Sarah Jane Mee is currently pregnant and reporting from home, Stephen Dixon has also been broadcasting live from his home to the studio. But when it comes to Kay Burley, and Anna Botting for that matter, both journalists have been absent from the recent episodes of Sky News.

This has happened with many of regular Breakfast show teams across all networks, so viewers who are used to waking up with the team at 7 am daily have been concerned for the missing journalists.

So why is Kay Burley not on Sky News? Is she ill?

Kay Burley attends The Spectator Parliamentarian Of The Year Awards at Rosewood London on January 22, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Spectator)

Why is Kay Burley not on Sky News today?

Kay Burley is currently on holiday.

She quelled the fear of many fans by responding to a comment on Instagram. When asked where she has been, Kay replied “holiday.”

Kay did not, however, confirm when she would return to the show. As she posted that response on Friday, April 17th, we shouldn’t expect Kay to be off on holiday for too much longer.

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Instagram screenshot: Kay Burley

Is Kay Burley ill?

No. Although many have theorised that Kay Burley must be sick with – most likely – coronavirus, given her absence from the air for almost two weeks. However, she is clearly well from taking a look at her social media.


Kay Burley has been tweeting about Sky News every morning and also posting pictures of her dog.

Hopefully it won’t be too long before Kay Burley is back on our screens reporting the news. But it’s likely that she’ll be broadcasting from home like the rest of the Sky News team.

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