Anthea Turner, 60, reveals she has been tested for Covid-19 after falling ill with ‘horrific flu’ over Christmas… before she treats herself to Botox to fix her ‘lockdown frown’
Anthea Turner gave fans a look at her busy day on Thursday as she headed to a London clinic to be tested for Covid-19 and have a round of Botox.
The TV star, 60, reflected on her day during an Instagram video shared with her fans, as she revealed she was keen to get a coronavirus test after falling ill over Christmas.
Anthea revealed she tested negative for Covid-19, but was pleased she had had the test to put her mind at rest.
Back to reality! Anthea Turner gave fans a look at her busy day on Thursday as she headed to a London clinic to be tested for Covid-19 and have a round of Botox
‘I’ve just been and had my botox done and I’ve also had a Covid test,’ she explained in the video.
‘I don’t know about you but I was one of those people that around about Christmas I had this horrific flu. I honestly thought I was going to die,’ Anthea explained of her reasons for having a test.
‘I’ve never had flu like that. I think I’ve only ever had flu once in my life. And I’ve been wondering if it was Covid that I had but no it wasn’t.’
‘So I’ve had the test and at least now I can put all the results on the Covid app and hope it helps in the great picture of things and pulling together all the data of how Great Britain has coped and what we actually had and what we didn’t.’
Negative: The TV star, 60, reflected on her day during an Instagram video shared with her fans, as she revealed she was keen to get a coronavirus test after falling ill over Christmas
Anthea went on to excitedly reveal she had indulged in her first Botox treatment since lockdown, admitting: ‘I’ve never shied away from the fact that I have it done and actually it does work, it really does in fighting the good fight on aging.’
‘Where do I invest? I always say on a good haircut and if you can afford it a bit of botox,’ she added.
In the caption for her video Anthea revealed she’s been having regular Botox sessions for 20 years, and she has been keen to fix her ‘lockdown’ frown.
Treat: Anthea went on to excitedly reveal she had indulged in her first Botox treatment since lockdown. The star has been having Botox for the past 20 years
Help: In the caption for her video Anthea said she has been keen to fix her ‘lockdown frown’
‘Definitely ended up with the LD frown so fixed that today – Beauty LD lessons learnt,’ she said.
‘I’m good at DIY, not missing my nails as much as I thought, have embraced and like my curly hair, definitely more grey than I thought, sort of cool about it.’
‘Botox though still the bomb and if you want to place your money in an area of beauty where you are going to get a ‘result’ you can’t beat it. I started 20 years ago and have definitely arrested a little of the ageing process by its use.’
Helping hand: ‘Definitely ended up with the LD frown so fixed that today – Beauty LD lessons learnt,’ she said
‘Needs to be in the hands of a good aesthetic technition. I use Dr Andrew Weber in Kew, Richmond who i’ve known for 20 years.’
‘They also do the COVID Tests which you might need if you want to feel safe seeing an elderly relative or just for your own peace of mind and to help with COVID data register.’
Anthea previously joked about her lack of Botox during lockdown as she celebrated her 60th birthday last month in isolation at home with fiancé Mark Armstrong.
Upbeat: Anthea previously joked that her Botox was wearing off as she kicked off her milestone 60th birthday with an appearance on Loose Women last month
Making an appearance on Loose Women from her living room, she joked that she ‘felt old’ because the enforced period of time behind closed doors had resulted in her Botox wearing off.
Offering a humble response to positive comments about her glowing looks, she said: ‘I feel a bit old actually, you know when people say ‘oh 50 is the new 40’ but no, 60 is 60.
‘This is called lockdown locks. I haven’t been able to get to the hairdressers. Also I’ve got no nails, and I haven’t been able to frown quite like this for a while.’
Twice married Anthea was set to exchange vows with business tycoon Mark in Italy over the summer, but has since been forced to postpone her wedding plans in light of the current health crisis.
Behind closed doors: The bubbly presenter has been isolating at home with fiancé Mark Armstrong