Comedian John Bishop has become the latest entertainer to reveal that he's suffering from the effects of the coronavirus.

The British comic has said he and his wife Melanie tested positive for the virus on Christmas Day, describing the illness as having "flattened" them both.

Sharing a screenshot of an NHS notification informing him of his test result, the 54-year-old wrote on Twitter:

"This came through on Christmas Day This is the worst illness I have ever had, debilitating headaches, muscle joint and even skin pain, dizziness, nausea, no appetite, incredibly chronic fatigue.

"My wife and I are fit non smokers and it's flattened us. I don't wish this on anyone."

The Liverpool-born comic has been married to Melanie since 1993 and they have three sons.

After his live stand-up dates for 2020 were cancelled due to Covid-19, he launched a podcast with writer, actor and director Tony Pitts.

Three Little Words sees the pair talk to people about their lives, hopes, struggles and beliefs, inspired by the three words that mean something important to them, as well as the word they hope to never hear again.

The duo have interviewed stars including Robbie Williams, Jason Manford and Rachel Shenton, as well as less well known people, about the words that have had an impact on their lives.