Paul O’Grady battling coronavirus despite self-isolating

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Broadcaster Paul O’Grady has been struck down coronavirus despite stepping down from work to self-isolate due to heart problems

Paul O’Grady has been struck down coronavirus despite stepping down from work to self-isolate due to heart problems.

The broadcaster, 64, said he hasn’t been tested but thinks he “most definitely” had Covid-19.

Speaking to BBC London presenter Gaby Roslin, he said: “I’m alright now. Last week I had flu like symptoms. I didn’t have the cough bad, I certainly didn’t have the temperature or anything like that so I just got on with it.

“That was when the heating had gone so it was minus two down here and freezing and I thought someone had got it in for me. I’m fine now.”

When if he had Covid 19, he said: “Most definitely. That’s knocking about, but there’s also flus and seasonal colds going about so you’ve got to tell yourself and learn the difference.

“The coronavirus – you’d know if you caught that. I lay on the couch with the fire on and the dogs on top of me moaning. When you are lying on the couch dying or you think you are. It was sheer exhaustion like Chris Evans had too.”

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