Fern Britton has tested positive for Covid and told fans she felt ‘gloomy’ and ‘burnt out’. The TV star shared the news with her fans on Sunday morning on Twitter.

The 64-year-old didn’t initially test positive for Covid but told her fans she was lying in bed with multiple symptoms. She wrote: “The day nurse is wonderful medicine, isn’t it. Feeling pretty gloomy (not covid) with clogged ears, sore throat and sore muscles.

“2 pills lifted me enough to make a cup of tea… exhausted now, so go back to bed. The two cats take care of me.

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Shortly after, Fern shared a photo of a positive Covid test. She tweeted, “So last night’s test was negative…but now,” followed by an anxious face emoji.

Fans rushed to support the star. @jillpne6 said, “Hope you don’t have bad symptoms. Know more people with this now than in Lockdown 1. Be careful!”

@YbreareyYvonne wrote: “Oh no! Poor you! Rest well Fern xx” @iamcornishpasty commented: “Oh no this is the one time you don’t want to wake up positive. Hope you don’t don’t feel too bad about it Fern Mind you, the weather is a bit uncertain today, I should stay cuddled up inside with a good book and maybe a good glass of wine. Stay safe, stay happy.

After being inundated with messages, Fern thanked her followers for their support. She tweeted: “You are all so adorable! Showing sympathy and sending love to all who are hurting. She added, “Back to bed.”

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