Good Morning Britain's Piers Morgan admitted Susanna Reid's stunning magazine cover was giving him "heart palpitations" as they flashed up on the screen.
Susanna had opened up in a brave interview about the night terrors she suffered from at the start of lockdown.
The pandemic and all the uncertainty gave Susanna extremely "distressing" nightmares and "a sense of helplessness".
She added that as a journalist reporting on some heartbreaking stories at the peak of the virus, it was difficult to cope with such terrible news day in day out.
In her interview with Stella, Susanna said she would wake up "screaming and crying" after the nightmares.
"There was a sense of being overwhelmed by the fear of what was happening at the time," said Susanna, as Piers was distracted by the photos.
"Can we go back to that one?" he asked. "I am having some heart palpitations myself, lovely, gorgeous."
Susanna went on: "I did find them quite distressing and I woke up with a sense of powerlessness that I couldn't help,
"We were here reporting on he pandemic and the stories were overwhelming upsetting because we were dealing with so much bad news and it was affecting so many people."
She added that she had not personally been affected but a member of the team, Kate Garraway, had been after her husband fought the virus with long term damage.
"We are very concerned about that," said Susanna.
Piers added that he felt the same at the start of the pandemic and he was averaging three or four hours' sleep a night for months.
He said that in the first lockdown the nation experienced "fear of the unknown", whereas now we fear the repercussions because we know the effects.
Susanna said that when she and Piers continued to come in the studio as key workers in March, the streets were deserted.
But now there has been a "slight change of mood" after the public has been blamed by the government for the rise in cases, when they were only following the guidelines.
* Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am