Kelly Ripa shows off grey roots amid self-isolation

Kelly Ripa

Kelly Ripa has taken to social media to show off just how much her grey roots have grown while she self-isolates amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Live with Kelly and Ryan host is holed up at her home in New York as the city's residents have been urged to go into lockdown to avoid spreading the Covid-19 virus, which has so far claimed the lives of more than 16,700 people worldwide.

But in a new Instagram Stories post, the 49-year-old shared a snap of a small patch of silvery roots in her blonde hair and jokingly bemoaned her lack of access to a hairdresser.

"Root watch week one," she captioned the image.

Kelly, who recently donated $1 million (£850,000) to coronavirus relief efforts, previously joked about having a "very serious medical problem" while she headed to an aesthetics clinic to receive Botox injections before the Big Apple went into lockdown.

In a video, the former All My Children star visited Dr. Robert Anolik, who said she had a "Botox deficiency", with symptoms including "lines and wrinkles".

Kelly later shared a list on Instagram, highlighting the tasks people should and should not be doing during the coronavirus pandemic. The mother-of-three also urged her 2.7 million followers to take a break from watching the news and to instead consider how they can focus on their mental wellbeing.

"It's O.K. to feel frustrated that you can't hug your parents or convince them to stay inside. It's ok to cook the same thing over and over and then reheat the leftovers," she added.

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