STRICTLY Come Dancing's Judi Love says she has had a "rough couple of days" after being struck down with Covid.
The Loose Women star, 41, tested positive for coronavirus last week and has lost her sense of taste, smell and 'has been coughing like she needs a TENA Lady sponsorship'.
In a new video, recorded while laying down at home, Judi has also revealed the unusual but traditional West Indian remedies she has tried in an attempt to shift the illness.
The comedienne – who is supposed to be back in the ballroom with dance partner Graziano Di Prima this Saturday – posted the clip on Instagram, branding the virus as "Damn Rona".
Despite feeling unwell, Judi has credited her recent dance training for helping her to feel better than she perhaps could have.
Judi said: "I don't even know what day it is. Some kind of motivation day.
"I just wanna say to you guys, Rona is real. I give thanks that I was doing exercise and dancing thing. I feel like I'm handling it much better than I would have if I hadn't been doing exercise and sweat."
Sounding croaky, she continued: "You can hear from my voice…I have done all the West Indian recipes and remedies. For those who are West Indian, especially Jamaicans, you know what I'm talking about.
"I eat the garlic, onion, the turmeric, the honey, the expensive honey – the Manuka one – the ginger, the lime, the lemon, the rum.
"I've had all kind of soup… chicken foot soup, lamb neck soup, red peas…and my voice is still like this."
'ROUGH COUPLE OF DAYS'
Judi went on to tell her fans that she has been unable to taste or smell her remedies due to 'Rona'.
"The Rona will then turn around to you and say, you know what, on top of that, Bredrin, I'm going make you not able to smell or taste," she says.
"I mean, I can't even smell myself and I know some of you lot need to smell yourself."
Judi also describes the time since testing positive as a "rough couple of days".
But she has warned others to 'get their health in order' in case they are also struck down with Covid.
"Health is wealth," she explained. "I just mean having that health so you can live at your optimum, you can continue creating memories, having life experience, spending time with loved ones as long as possible."
Judi also told fans that 'Rona has got her coughing so hard you're begging for a sponsorship from TENA Lady'.
The star finished her video by thanking fans for their get well wishes.
Replying to the footage, Judi's dance partner Graziano wrote: "Love you my darling!"
Her Loose Women co-star, Ruth Langsford, has meanwhile penned: "Hope you’re feeling better soon….missed you SO much on @bbcstrictly!!'"
And pal and parenting expert Jo Frost – aka Super Nanny – told Judi: "Your HEALTH is your WEALTH !! 🎤 drop! Speedy recovery hon, and BREATHE between them sentences you making my panic for ya!"
Judi and Graziano were put straight through to Halloween week following her positive test.
Fans have been wishing her a speedy recovery so the pair can make it back onto the dance floor for this weekend's spooky special.
"Miss you!!! Get well soon and back on the show!!" one wrote.
Another added: "Get well soon, hope to see you on that Strictly dance floor on Saturday."
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