Felicity Kendal reveals her partner was treated in hospital for coronavirus

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Felicity Kendal (Yui Mok/PA)

Felicity Kendal has said her partner Michael Rudman has been treated in hospital for coronavirus.

It was a “scary time”, the actress reportedly told the Camden New Journal.

She added: “I think I can speak for a lot of people about the fear being huge, and the frustration being a real hardship.

“That feeling that you don’t know what state your loved one is in, and knowing you still can’t go and see them – it’s not like anything you’ve experienced before.

“It was just such a scary time.

“Michael is in his 80s.”

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The Good Life actress, 74, said she could tell the hospital staff “were at their wits’ end”.

“I thought of their distress at having to be mother, father, grandfather – and look after people who are seriously ill,” she added.

“And they are in some ways as isolated as the patients.

“It’s not just going the extra mile – they are running a marathon every day.”

Kendal said patients’ “support system has been taken away” amid the pandemic.

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