Former Hollyoaks cast member Jorgie Porter has been dating through FaceTime amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The actress, 32, is best known for playing hopeless romantic Theresa McQueen on the Channel 4 soap opera, but has been looking for love on dating apps.

Having found what seemed an ideal match, Jorgie then took to FaceTime to have a digital date in this strange time of lockdown during the COVID-19 crisis.

Speaking to new! magazine, Jorgie opened up on how this kind of romance isn't always the most comfortable.

She said: "I've had a FaceTime date. It's quite scary because you think we're just gonna sit face to face and say, 'Hello, how are you?'"

Jorgie Porter has discussed her love life while in lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic

"It's kind of awkward, so it's good to do a creative activity like paint a picture together, which is what we did. It's cool because you see how much effort they've put in.

"So if they get their paints and canvas ready, you're like, 'Ah, he wants to impress me'."

Jorgie previously dated her Hollyoaks co-star James Atherton from 2011 to 2014 but has since been on the search for love.

She has, however, struggled as many of her matches end up thinking it's a catfish pretending to be her.

Jorgie hasn't had the best luck with dating apps

When speaking to The Sun, she discussed how it was a similar case to what happened to A-list star Sharon Stone who had her account on dating app Bumble deleted after it was thought to be fake.

Jorgie told the publication: "I got Sharon Stoned on Tinder. No one believed it was me.

"People were messaging me going, 'There’s a fake of you on Tinder. But don’t worry, we've reported it and we've cancelled it'. I was like, 'No, it really is me'."

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However, despite being unlucky in love, Jorgie seems perfectly content being a single and independent woman.

"I’m glad I’ve not settled down at a young age, married, got divorced and had to deal with the heartbreak," said Jorgie.

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