Emmerdale star falls sick with Covid just days after filming with The Chase, Love Island, Loose Women and soap stars | The Sun

AN EMMERDALE star has fallen sick with coronavirus just days after filming with The Chase, Love Island and Loose Women stars.

The soap actress took to her social media to update fans that she had caught Covid-19, admitting to fans that she felt "rotten".


Lisa, 46, who is best known for playing Mandy Dingle on the ITV soap, shared the health update to her Instagram fans on Thursday.

She told her fans in an Instagram post: "Day three of this horrible Covid experience. It's really, really rotten.

"Horrendous sore throat, coughing, endless coughing, and all round feel like absolute s**t. For everyone else with this, I know your pain."

"Hopefully feeling stronger soon," she wrote alongside a snap of her positive test as she took some much-needed rest at home.

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Her positive test came just days after Lisa was busy filming for a Christmas choir show alongside a number of other celebs.

She was joined by famous faces for Britain Get Singing, a new ITV show which is set to air over the festive season.

The Sun exclusively revealed the line-up of stars, that included famous faces from Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Loose Women, Love Island and The Chase.

Lisa's team also included Mark Charnock, Olivia Bromley, Daisy Campbell, Bradley Johnson and Lawrence Robb.

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A Coronation Street team sees Rob Mallard, Michael Le Vell and Sue Davaney among some of their co-stars.

While Loose Women is represented by Brenda Edwards, Coleen Nolan, Denise Welch, Judi Love, Linda Robson and Kelle Bryan.

Love Islanders Tasha Ghouri, Antigoni Buxton, Andrew Le Page, Danica Taylor, Luca Bish and Paige Thorne will also take part.

While The Chase is represented by Anne "The Governess" Hegerty, Jenny "The Vixen" Ryan and Darragh "The Menace" Ennis. 

A TV insider said: "The show will be brilliant festive fun, all in the name of a great cause to raise awareness around mental health.

"There is something for everyone, from soap fans to reality obsessives and quiz show addicts, so it's perfect viewing for the whole family around the silly season." 

Across the 90-minute special, which already filmed in Manchester last weekend, five groups of celebrity choirs will compete against each other in order to be crowned the festive extravaganza champion. 

Emmerdale gave no comment on Lisa's illness when contacted by The Sun Online.

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