Idris Elba has said he thinks he is over "the worst of it", having been diagnosed with Covid-19 last month.

In a video posted on Twitter, the Luther star said "We're both [wife Sabrina Dhowre] doing ok, still asymptomatic. We've passed the quarantine period, but we're a little bit stuck in limbo; we can't get a flight back home. We just have to sit still for a little bit. But other than that we're ok, and so thankful for that. I think the worst of it has probably passed."

Elba said he hoped his social media followers were keeping themselves "sane, and not getting too wound-up and too panicked".

"Take it from me, I thought I was definitely going to see the worst of it as an asthmatic, but I came through - and you can too."