Catherine Tyldesley says her parents, Janet and Graham Tydesley, are currently battling coronavirus.
The former Coronation Street star revealed today that her dad was so unwell he ended up in hospital, but was told he would be better off at home as he was not in “direct danger”.
Cath, 36, says she is desperate to see them but due to lockdown has only been able to drop food parcels at the end of their driveway.
She spoke to Lorraine Kelly and Dr Hilary Jones on Good Morning Britain earlier today, saying that it is “worrying times” for her and her family.
The Strictly star said: "This is week three now of them having the virus.
"It’s been a bit of a slog. Every time we think they're getting better they seem to go backwards, but I do feel that they have started to turn a corner now.
"Last week my dad got taken to hospital, and they said to him there they felt his obs were okay for him to go home.
“The nurse said, 'You'll be much better off at home, we don't feel like you're in direct danger at the moment,' so we're really fortunate that they’re both recovering at home.
"Mum said to me she had never seen my dad so poorly, and it's so worrying because all I want to do is give them a hug.
“I am dropping food parcels at the end of the driveway and that’s all I can do.
"It's very worrying times."
Cath also believes that her husband Tom Pitfield contracted COVID-19 last year during their trip to Dubai.
She said the couple, and their son Alfie, five, visited the country on holiday in November, and during their flight, a passenger became unwell and collapsed several times.
The next day Tom was very ill and struggled to breathe.
"He was wheezing. He said, you need to call an ambulance,” added Cath.
The actress said that while Tom was not officially tested, he had "all the symptoms" of the virus, including a high temperature and a fever.
She has since discovered that several other people on the same plane also became ill.
Dr Hilary chipped in to say that as the disease was not known about in November, as it stands it would have more likely have been a strain of seasonal flu.
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