Lee Mack has not been tested for coronavirus but is feeling "unwell"

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Comedian Lee Mack has confirmed that he's not been tested for coronavirus but is "feeling unwell".

There were tabloid reports that Mack had been tested for the virus after contracting it at the Cheltenham Festival earlier this month.

However, a representative for the comic said (via The Express): "Lee has not been tested for this virus, but has been feeling unwell for ten days now and he and his family have been completely self-isolating.

"He said the worse symptom so far is the avalanche of jokes about him Not Going Out. He laughed on day one but now it's day ten it's becoming a struggle."

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Related: Exclusive: Lee Mack reveals his plans for Not Going Out after it gets renewed for three more series

Last June, Mack's long-running BBC sitcom was recommissioned for three more series.

The comedian joked at the time that he and the writing team were having to "mine more from [their] real lives".

"The problem with mining things from your own life is that you then watch it with your wife," he said.

"So, the guy I write with and I have a rule now that we just blame the other person and say things like, 'You won't believe this, but they also do that thing in bed!'"

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