LINDA Lusardi told shocked fans tonight that she has the coronavirus and is “extremely ill”.
The 61-year-old former Dancing On Ice star and one-time Page 3 girl made the confession on her Twitter account.
Replying to a fan who asked for a message from Linda for her granddad, she replied: “Sorry Kerry. I am extremely ill with Corona at the moment.”
Many were stunned by the news, with one follower posting: “Sending you all our love and hope you feel better soon love you very much.”
Another wrote: “Bloody hell. Get well soon Linda.”
Linda was a once a regular on the Loose Women panel and appeared on Dancing On Ice in 2008, finishing in sixth place with pro dancer Daniel Whiston.
Linda heading in to Loose Women’s London studios in 2017
Linda on Dancing On Ice with skating partner Daniel Whiston
Alongside husband Sam Kane at a movie premiere in 2018
The Londoner became a household name in the Seventies and Eighties, and in 2005 was voted the UK’s most popular Page 3 girl ever.
In 2018, she stripped off to mark her birthday nearly four decades since she first appeared in The Sun.
She said: “I still look sexy at 60 and my husband thinks so too — he reckons I’m the best thing since sliced bread.”
In 1998, Linda married actor Samuel Kane and they have two children, a son called Jack and daughter called Lucy.