Peter Andre's wife Emily says battle with coronavirus was 'horrible' as she quarantined away from family for 10 days

PETER Andre's wife Emily has spoken about her 'horrible' experience being quarantined away from her family after she tested positive for coronavirus.

The junior doctor was forced to isolate from her husband and children at the height of the pandemic.

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Emily, 30, kept herself away from her loved ones for ten days to keep them safe from catching the virus, but admitted it was a painful experience.

She told OK!: "I was only able to wave at them from the top of the stairs. Myself and Pete also slept in separate bedrooms just to be on the safe side.

"'It was horrible but the family adapted to it really well and I got a big hug at the end.

"I had a sore throat and lost my sense of smell and taste for a week."

Emily married 47-year-old Peter in 2015 and they have two children together Amelia, six and three-year-old Theo.

As well as Peter's older children from his previous marriage to Katie Price, Princess, 13, and Junior, 15.

On the topic of whether she now has immunity against coronavirus, Emily, added: "We don't know how long immunity lasts or if you can catch the virus again.

"It's easy to be blase as a healthy 30-year-old, but I was lucky I didn't get more unwell with it."

Emily has been working on the NHS frontline since the pandemic started but within weeks started to feel "very unwell" with a headache, sore throat and aching limbs – she also lost her ability to taste and smell.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun the couple revealed they'd kept her condition a secret, even from their children, because Emily “didn’t want to worry anyone or cause drama”.

Singer Pete even appeared live on Good Morning Britain with Piers Morgan to speak of his pride for Emily on the frontline – when she was actually watching him in bed from the top floor of their £1.7m Surrey mansion.

Pete admits: “It was a really scary time. Emily became ill when the cases were soaring, nobody knew the symptoms, not all doctors were wearing masks and Emily was very exposed to it.

“She said she thought she could have it as her symptoms were so unique.

“She lost all taste – now we know that’s one of the key symptoms – but they didn’t know that when Emily felt sick.

“She couldn't taste or smell anything, imagine you’ve got a really bad flu, and she had aches and the sore throat.

“It was a really worrying time because obviously the kids were asking ‘where’s mummy,’ but I couldn’t tell them – I was too petrified of them getting it.”

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