Danniella Westbrook 'really poorly' after catching COVID

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Danniella Westbrook was hurt by the comments made about her nose on Gogglebox. (Getty Images)
Danniella Westbrook is unwell with COVID. (Getty Images)

Danniella Westbrook has told fans she’s “really, really poorly” with COVID.

The former EastEnders actor, 47, said she was “gutted” and “fuming” after contracting the virus.

Sharing a video on Instagram which appeared to show her in bed, the star urged her fans to “stay safe” and take care of each other amid the pandemic.

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“Just a quick update to let you know that yes, I've got COVID and I'm really, really poorly,” she said.

“I'm gutted, fuming.”

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Westbrook said she knew people who had caught COVID even though they had had both of their jabs.

"It seems there's been a massive wave of COVID outbreak yet again and I'm one of the people that have got it,” she said.

"Look after yourselves, look out for each other and stay safe. Take care."

Westbrook added in the caption: “I have COVID yet everyone I know seems to be on social media having it as well …. What’s going on!”

Actress Danniella Morgan (formerly Danniella Westbrook) is returning to television's Eastenders, as Ricky Butcher's ex-wife, and the Mitchell brothers' younger sister, Samantha.  * 11/5/1999 of actress Danniella Westbrook, who said she would have died from her drug use if she had not checked into a rehab clinic in Arizona earlier this year. The former EastEnder star, who had a long cocaine habit, had begun to use valium and collapsed at her manager Cheryl Barrymore's house before she started receiving treatment in the US. But Westbrook - who gave birth to her second child Jodie last month - told OK! magazine that she has now been clean for seven months and her family life gave her a new incentive to stay off drugs.   (Photo by Andrew Stuart - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Danniella Westbrook in 'EastEnders'. (Andrew Stuart - PA Images via Getty Images)

Saying she was handing her social media platforms over to her management while she recuperated, the star said she was “sending love and light” to everyone.

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Westbrook rose to fame fame playing Walford’s Sam Mitchell in 1990.

She left the BBC soap in 1993 to pursue other projects but went on to return for several stints throughout the 1990s.

The actor has also dabbled in reality TV, appearing on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, Dancing On Ice and Celebrity Big Brother.

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