Dame Joan Collins: Keeping fit indoors has ruined my carpet

Dame Joan Collins says getting the Covid-19 jab was the "easiest thing" – as she revealed she has "worn out the carpet" by keeping fit during lockdown.

The ex-Dynasty star, 87, received the "painless and seamless" vaccination on Saturday morning, on the "same day as our Queen!"

She told Good Morning Britain: "I really wanted to get it. I just wanted to tell anybody who is worried about it, there is nothing to worry about. It was the easiest thing.

"It was just like a little scratch, there was no pain at all. I had no after effects. I went home and had a drink, even.

"If you are advised by your GP to go, please go."

Dame Joan said she "rushed" to get the vaccine after getting the call.

She told the ITV show she found lockdown "pretty difficult" before channelling "how I was as a little tiny girl, during the war...

"We didn't have a television and we didn't have a lot of things but... I did a lot of reading, writing, painting, drawing," she said.

"I did a lot of things with my hands and this is what I'm starting to do."

The glamorous actress has taken a novel approach to exercising, because she loathes winter walks.

"I really don't like going for long walks when it's three degrees," she said.

"So, I've been walking around our flat, I've worn out the carpet."

Asked if getting the jab was the best thing she has done since appearing in The Flintstones: Viva Rock Vegas, she quipped: "I would say it beats it hands down!"

Actor Sir Ian McKellen, 81, Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith, 80, and rock and roll star Marty Wilde, 81, have previously shared their experiences of getting the vaccine.

The Government is aiming to offer inoculations to almost 14 million vulnerable people in the UK by mid-February.

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Joan Collins during 41st Annual Academy Awards After Party at The Bistro in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
English actress Joan Collins sits on a mattress by a swimming pool, circa 1960. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Joan Collins, John Forsythe and Linda Evans star in "Dynasty." (ABC via Getty Images)
Actress Joan Collins and screenwriter Ron Cass attending the premiere of the film 'Goodbye Mr Chips', November 1969.(Photo by Frank Edwards/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
British Actress Joan Collins. (Photo by Photoshot/Getty Images)
British Actress Joan Collins. (Photo by Photoshot/Getty Images)
British Actress Joan Collins. (Photo by Photoshot/Getty Images)
British actress Joan Collins prepares to shoot a scene for 'The Executioner', directed by Sam Wanamaker, at the Hilton Hotel in Athens, 22nd May 1969. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Joan Collins during 41st Annual Academy Awards After Party at The Bistro in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Leaving Heathrow Airport for Corfu is actress Joan Collins, wearing a white Dior coat and a red hat. She will be away for three weeks filming, 17th May 1969. (Photo by Tony Sellers/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
Joan Collins during 41st Annual Academy Awards After Party at The Bistro in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Portrait of actress Joan Collins leaning against an iron gate, as she films 'Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?', Malta, circa 1969. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)
English actress, author, and columnist Joan Collins poses on a bed set on a beach during a photo shoot, UK, 18th September 1968. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
24th June 1968: British actress Joan Collins, on a shopping trip in Rome. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
August 1968: British actress Joan Collins (left) and her young children Sacha (with Joan) and Tara enjoy a beach holiday in St Tropez with friends. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 03: Actors Joan Collins, Topol, Olga Schoberova And Richard Chamberlain In London On March 3, 1968. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
Joan Collins on the set of her new film 'Subterfuge', 4th February 1968. (Photo by Staff/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
Joan Collins publicity portrait for the television film 'Warning Shot', 1967. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Anthony Newly takes a break from his chores during the filming of his latest picture, Dr. Doolittle, to chat with his wife, Joan Collins.
British actress Joan Collins, wife of actor and singer Anthony Newley, with her daughter Tara (right) and son Alexander, (known as Sacha) at the Palace Hotel during a holiday in St Moritz, Switzerland, 1966. (Photo by Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 8: Joan Collins, Allen Ludden and Anthony Newley on the CBS gameshow, PASSWORD. Image dated June 8, 1965. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
Bing Crosby and Joan Collins dances in a scene from the film 'The Road To Hong Kong', 1962. (Photo by United Artists/Getty Images)
Joan Collins, London, 31st August 1960. (Photo by Daily Herald/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
English actress Joan Collins wearing a black lace negligee, circa 1960. (Photo by Jack Albin/Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
English actress Joan Collins wearing a yellow blouse, circa 1960. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
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