Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has revealed his sense of taste and smell have not returned to normal after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

The 64-year-old actor told fans on social media in July that he and his wife Robin Dearden had tested positive for coronavirus. 

Cranston, who is best-known for playing Walter White in Breaking Bad and Hal in Malcolm In The Middle, said he was originally ill for 10 days but is still feeling the effects of the virus.

During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he said: "We had a few days of achiness, but not enough to keep you in bed. I had a temperature of 99 (37.2C) for about three hours, and then just exhaustion for a week after that.

"The only thing that lingered, and still is to this day, is I lost a percentage of my ability to taste and smell.

"I think about 75% has come back, but if someone was brewing coffee, and I walk into a kitchen, I cannot smell it."

Oscar nominee Cranston is one of the highest-profile celebrities to reveal he has had the virus. Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were among the first, announcing the news in March Others include actor Idris Elba, singer Gloria Estefan and Formula One champion, Lewis Hamilton