Ranvir Singh was once advised to “give up” her job on Good Morning Britain due to a “genuine worry” for her health.
The much-loved presenter from Preston has opened up about her health concerns and how medical professionals told her to quit her career for the sake of her health.
The broadcaster is one of the most recognisable faces from morning television, but early starts have taken a toll on her wellbeing.
Ranvir, 44, joined the Good Morning Britain team in 2014 – a job that requires waking up before the crack of dawn.
Speaking on Loose Women, the mum-of-one described herself as “sleep deprived” and discussed her issues with sleep.
According to the Express, she said: “I did a sleep documentary and they were saying that one of the problems with shift workers is, and essentially getting up at 3am is shift work, is that it sends your circadian rhythm into a shock.
“So the temperature of your organs drops a bit and that is why shift workers over time, you know when pop-science tells you in the papers that you lose years off your life, it’s because your organs are continually being slightly shocked.”
Ranvir went on to explain how even when she isn’t on an early Good Morning Britain shift, she still automatically wakes up around three in the morning.
This isn’t the first time the Lancashire star has spoken out about her battle to get a good night’s sleep.
Last month, the presenter admitted to Good Morning Britain guest Lord Jeffery Archer that she “doesn’t sleep” during a segment on the ITV show.
“I really admire, particularly the lady on the end [Ranvir] there who seems to get up she tells me at three o’clock in the morning,” he told her co-hosts, Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley.
Susanna replied: “That will be Ranvir.
“The lady at the end.”
He continued: “Ranvir, I’m sorry, I apologise.
“She told me she gets up at three in the morning. I said ‘what time do you wake’ and she said ‘I just don’t sleep.'”
In the past, Ranvir has consulted a top Oxford University sleep expert in a bid to get to the bottom of her troubles.
The popular broadcaster was shocked when the expert advised her quit her impressive career.
“I asked a sleep expert from Oxford ‘what can you do to help me?’, thinking he’d have some advice and he said, ‘You need to give up your job!” she explained.
The blunt advice has led to the star becoming “genuinely worried” about her inability to get a good night’s sleep.
She added: “Because apparently when you sleep well and regularly it washes out the proteins from your brain, and there are studies that say a build-up of proteins is linked to Alzheimer’s.
“So I really do genuinely worry about it now in a healthy way.”
Luckily for the presenter, her latest venture doesn’t involve too early of a start.
Ranvir will soon be showing people how they can achieve their dream green homes in her brand new ITV series, Save Money: My Beautiful Green Home.
The new show sees the star team up with an eco-designer and a money-saving expert in order to help homeowners making more stylish and greener decisions to fit in with their lifestyle.