Joe Swash has revealed he was likely suffering from coronavirus when he was filming the end of Dancing On Ice.

The 38-year-old actor and presenter won the show, but was suffering from a fever and sickness which left him bed-ridden for a while.

Speaking to MirrorOnline, he explained: "In the final week of the competition I was really ill, I had a bad ear, I was being sick quite a lot, I had fever.

"I think I may have had corona in the last week of Dancing On Ice."

Joe Swash and Alex Murphy took the crown in the latest season

It was a slow journey back into fitness for Joe, who admitted he "let himself go" shortly after filming the gruelling show.

"When I finished the show, my body just gave up on me, my shoulders, my knees, so I hadn't exercised for two or three weeks.

"And the other day I did some exercise in the garden and I am so sore! Everything is killing me!"

Joe and skating partner Alex took the Dancing On Ice trophy. but Joe was suffering from extreme sickness at the time

Some photos emerged of Joe and his skating partner Alex Murphy, exiting a hotel hand in hand, leading to questions about their relationship, as Joe is in a long-term relationship with Stacey Solomon.

Joe set the record straight on the photos: "The whole cast stay in the same hotel after the after party, and in the morning we had to get up for This Morning.

"We were going from reception to the car, people are always going to try to insinuate things, but it was totally innocent.

Stacey had explained on Instagram that Joe was ill

"I love her, she's amazing, I couldn't have won it without her, and she's like a sister to me."

He laughed: "She's a massive Stacey Solomon fan! She doesn't stop asking about Stacey!"

But the experience was one of lifetime for Joe, who said: "I am really missing it, it was the hardest thing I've ever done, but I loved the people I was doing it with, and I loved the routine.

Stacey and Joe with Leighton, Zachary, Harry, and Rex

"I never thought I'd say that!"

He explained that at first he and Stacey "stepped on each others toes" in isolation together, but, "it's all about giving each other space and working as a team, and get things done together."

In fact, their sex life is certainly benefiting from the change, as Joe revealed: "Stacey finds me sexy when I do chores!

"If I clean the windows or do the hoovering, she's like, 'Ooh Joe...', no matter what."

Stacey Solomon said Joe Swash is trying to get her pregnant again

Stacey recently joked that Joe was "trying to get her pregnant again" while they were isolating together, as she fancied him so much while he was cleaning, but Joe said they don't have any baby plans for a while as they have their hands full with the children and Rex, who doting Joe described as "perfect".

While helping to home school Stacey's children Zachary, 11 and Leighton, eight, Joe is working in partnership with BT, who have launched a website called Code a Cake for parents and children to learn new skills such as coding.

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Code a Cake helps children understand the art of coding through a simple baking analogy, programming a robotic arm to help them create their own virtual cake as they learn the basic steps of coding: sequencing, variables and looping.

As they input instructions, the robotic arm carries out the instructions in real time. Over 50 different video clips are played in different combinations, depending on which options the user selects in the experience, leading to thousands of possible unique journeys and outcomes.