EastEnders legend Kacey Ainsworth reveals she has coronavirus – and so do two members of her family

EASTENDERS favourite Kacey Ainsworth has revealed she's tested positive for coronavirus.

The 52-year-old star, who played 'Little Mo' Slater on the soap, explained two other members of her family also have the disease.

She tweeted that she'd been struck down on the day that national lockdown restrictions ended, saying: "After years in the business my timing is usually impeccable. seen my dogs n the sheep.

"Sheep and my family only but I have tested positive for Covid on the day everyone can go out.

"Feel gutted but mostly feel Huge gratitude that I'm fine thinking of those not so fortunate #herd."

She later asked her followers: "As I've had Covid – do I need/get the vaccine??

"Day 5 in the big brother Covid house – all is well… symptomless – crossing fingers it says that way."

Kacey later revealed that it had dawned on her that she was allowed to go in her garden having "read the rules".

She wrote: "Realised I'm allowed in my garden ! after 6 days inside the house." Referring to her sheep Biscuit and Daisy, she added: "Do you think they missed me?"

As well as appearing in EastEnders as poor Little Mo, whose first husband Trevor was a violent, iron-wielding brute, Kacey has also appeared in Granchester, Casualty and The Worst Witch.

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