Tamzin Outhwaite and her boyfriend suffered from coronavirus symptoms, but she isn't sure whether they had the virus.

Tamzin Outhwaite

Tamzin Outhwaite

The former 'EastEnders' actress has been dating filmmaker Tom Child for two years, and she has recalled experiencing a "sore throat" and "terrible headache" when the respiratory illness was first around in the UK, but they weren't tested.

She said: "I did have symptoms in that first week. I think my partner did too.

"I had a sore throat, a terrible headache and I felt so lethargic. It was not like a normal flu. I didn't have any fever or chest pain. We didn't get tested but who knows. You also don't know if you are going to get it again."

Tamzin - who has daughters Florence, 11, and seven-year-old Marnie, with ex Tom Ellis - admitted it was tough to video call her pals and not be able to embrace them when lockdown was first introduced, and joked her main aim during isolation is not to come out of it "a fat alcoholic".

She is quoted by Mirror Online as saying: "I found it more distressing to see your friends on screen and not being able to hug them. After a few weeks, I went, 'Ah, it will be all right. This is OK.'

"Your main objective is staying alive and keeping your mental health intact, and trying not to come out of it a fat alcoholic."

Tamzin recently revealed 'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke offered to read to her daughters to help with homeschooling.

She tweeted: "I'm a lucky one. I have @emiliaclarke offering to read stories to my girls, live!

"I have chef friends happy to drop off food. A boyfriend who is bleaching the house, and a whole heap of friends who are offering support but I'm still going slightly crazy!"

Despite this, the 49-year-old star - who was recently cast alongside Emilia in West End production 'Seagull' - found her first day of homeschooling challenging.

On March 23rd, she wrote: "I'm already at the end of my tether with home schooling and it's 10am."