Actress Laila Rouass, wife of snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan, hides in freezer during Barcelona attack

Harriet Alexander
Laila Rouass, with Ronnie O'Sullivan in 2016 - JULIAN SIMMONDS

Former Holby City actress Laila Rouass has told how she was swept up in the horror of the Barcelona attack, sheltering in a freezer while gunshots rang out around her.

Rouass, wife of snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan, tweeted as the attack was unfolding around her:

She later tweeted her thanks to the restaurant staff, adding: "I love Barcelona".

Rouass, 46, starred in Footballers' Wives.from 2004-2006, and played Sahira Shah in Holby City for a year from 2011. She was also a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, coming fourth in 2009.

She married O'Sullivan in 2012.