Comedian and presenter John Bishop has said that he and wife Melanie are "getting a little stronger" each day after being "flattened" by Covid-19, and has thanked well-wishers for their support.

On Wednesday, Bishop took to Twitter to warn people not to underestimate Covid-19, describing it as "the worst illness I have ever had".

Bishop said he had suffered "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," he added. "I don't wish this on anyone."

On New Year's Eve, Bishop provided an update, tweeting: "Thank you for all the messages of support regarding my recent positive Covid test. 

"I have been overwhelmed and moved by the amount of messages privately and publicly. Every day we are getting a little stronger and I will be back at work in Jan. Keep safe and Happy New Year John x."

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.

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