Published: 17:41, 09 April 2020
| Updated: 18:09, 09 April 2020
Popular TV host and Kent resident Paul O'Grady has spoken about his experience of having a suspected case of Covid-19.
The 64-year-old For the Love of Dogs host lives in Aldington, near Ashford.
O'Grady spoke to BBC London after his bout of flu-like symptoms ended this week, noting that he felt "sheer exhaustion".
He told presenter Gaby Roslin: "I’m alright now. Last week I had flu like symptoms. I didn’t have the cough bad, I certainly didn’t have the temperature or anything like that so I just got on with it.
"That was when the heating had gone so it was minus two down here and freezing and I thought someone had got it in for me. I’m fine now.
"The coronavirus - you’d know if you caught that. I lay on the couch with the fire on and the dogs on top of me moaning.
"When you are lying on the couch dying or you think you are - it was sheer exhaustion like Chris Evans had too.”
The veteran TV personality has suggested a homeopathic remedy for the coronavirus, however it has not been proven to contribute to recovery.
He said: "There’s a concoction - four thieves vinegar - and I made it up.
"In France during the plague in the 1600s four thieves were going around and they were knocking off everybody’s houses and robbing the dead.
"So when they were finally sentenced to be burned at the stake the magistrate said ‘If you tell us how you’ve managed to survive not getting the plague, I’ll lower the sentence to hanging' which was big of him.
"Basically this is the recipe which is cider vinegar with as many cloves of garlic in it as you can take and four different kinds of herbs to represent the four thieves.
"I’ve got a bit of rosemary, parsley, and lemon grass, and bay leaf and leave it to steep and just have a tiny little bit every day. I’m having it at the moment, oh God yeah.”
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