Lee Mack ‘catches coronavirus and is Not Going Out for the next 14 days’

Lee Mack ‘catches coronavirus and is Not Going Out for the next 14 days’




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Lee Mack has reportedly contracted coronavirus after going to the rammed Cheltenham horseraces earlier this month.

The 51-year-old comic is believed to have caught Covid-19 during a visit to the Cheltenham Festival.

A friend of the funnyman said: “Lee has got coronavirus. It looks like he caught it from his driver when he went to the Cheltenham Festival.”

He was at the races on March 13 for Ladies Day where he was pictured wearing a suit.

Lee Mack pictured at Cheltenham Festival on March 13

Stand-up star Lee – whose real name is Lee Gordon McKillop – is self-isolating according to friends.

The comic – who stars in the aptly named Not Going Out – is yet to publicly confirm his health status.

Some 250,000 people attended the racecourse over the four-day festival.

To follow government advice, Lee will now have to spend at least seven days at home in total isolation, while his wife Tara McKillop and their three children need to self-isolate for 14 days even if they aren’t showing any symptoms.

Days before the races, on March 8, Lee was in the Good Morning Britain studio to talk about his upcoming match for Soccer Aid – which has since been cancelled.

Lee is said to be self-isolating at home after falling ill with the virus

He joked around with the winner’s trophy from last year, pretending to drop it while coming into close contact with Kate Garraway and Ben Shepherd.

It comes after Lee donated to a crowd-funding pot to help up-and-coming comedians survive the COVID-19 pandemic while clubs and pubs shut down.

With all gigs cancelled until further notice, many comics who are just starting out have lost their source of income.

He, alongside Dawn French, Robert Webb, Al Murray, Adam Kay, and Susan Calman, all donated to the cause, while Richard Herring gave £10,000 and Sara Pascoe dipped into £5,000 of her savings.



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