Actress Linda Lusardi says she is ‘extremely unwell’ with coronavirus

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Dancing On Ice star Linda Lusardi says she is "extremely unwell" with coronavirus.

The actress, 61, revealed the news on Twitter while replying to a fan asking for a video message for her grandfather on lockdown in Spain.

Former glamour model Lusardi said: "I am extremely ill with Corona at the moment."

Lusardi – whose TV appearances include Emmerdale, Dancing On Ice and Loose Women – did not provide further detail.

The fan who made the request was among those sending get well soon messages.

She said: "Oh my goodness! I feel terrible for even tweeting you about this! I hope you are much, much better soon x"

Another wrote: "Take care, Linda. Thinking of you." And another said: "Wishing you a very speedy recovery."

Lusardi found fame in the 1970s and 80s, and in a 2005 poll was voted the UK's most popular Page 3 girl ever.

In 2008, she finished sixth on Dancing On Ice alongside professional skating partner Daniel Whiston.

Other celebrities to have tested positive for Covid-19 include Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, Luther star Idris Elba and former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko.