Piers Morgan has sent his well wishes to Britain’s oldest identical twins after they tested positive for coronavirus.

Lilian Cox and Doris Hobday, both 96, have both got the deadly bug despite claiming they have spent most of 2020 "inside".

They were interviewed by Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain in May and they left him in stitches when they said the secret to a long life is “plenty of sex”.

Upon hearing the news, Piers wrote on Twitter: "Very sorry to hear that Doris & Lillian, Britain’s oldest identical twins who gave @GMB viewers so many laughs earlier this year, are now both battling covid. Say a prayer for them- they’re such wonderful ladies."

The twins announced their news on Facebook yesterday.

They're believed to be the oldest surviving identical twins in the UK
They're believed to be the oldest surviving identical twins in the UK

In a statement they said they had tested positive for coronavirus a few days ago and are "both in shock".

"We have said in the past if him up there wants us.... he’s going to have to run fast!

"We took a routine Covid test just before Christmas and it was negative. We have both stayed in over the Christmas period to keep safe and was lucky to have each other for company.

Piers Morgan has sent his well wishes to Britain’s oldest identical twins

"A few days ago Doris had a high temperature and Lil had a cough, so we took a 2nd test and unfortunately the results came back positive.

'We are both in shock...we have been inside for most of 2020 sticking to all the rules and being careful, now this has happened and we can’t work out why or where we’ve picked it up from."

They also begged people to take the virus seriously.

"COVID is real and it’s affecting so many lives across the world...don’t let it affect yours or your families," the sisters wrote.

They are "both in shock" as they stayed in over Christmas
They are "both in shock" as they stayed in over Christmas

"We are running faster than ever because we both aren’t ready yet... we still haven’t met Jason Statham!"

When the pair appeared on Good Morning Britain Piers asked:“I want to know which one of you is my fan and which one isn’t?”

While Lillian gave a thumbs-up to the camera, Doris told Piers: “I still like you, Piers!”

He also asked the pair what the secret to long life is.

Lillian then pointed at her sister and hilariously suggested: “Plenty of sex, Piers!”