22/12/2020 14:17 GMT | Updated 22/12/2020 14:40 GMT

Peaky Blinders Star Sophie Rundle Reveals She Was Hospitalised After Contracting Covid-19

"For Christmas this year I got myself a nice juicy bout of Covid-19."

Peaky Blinders star Sophie Rundle has revealed she was recently hospitalised after contracting coronavirus.

The actor told her Instagram followers that she has been experiencing severe Covid-19 symptoms, including what she described as a “cough to rival a Dickensian workhouse orphan boy” and a loss of her sense of taste.

She also said that she had burst a blood vessel in her eye due to repeatedly vomiting while in hospital.

“GREETINGS FROM MY SICK BED!” she wrote on Monday evening, alongside a glum-looking selfie. “So for Christmas this year I got myself a nice juicy bout of Covid-19. I also have a very festive bloodshot eye from all the hardcore vomiting I did in hospital.”

She continued: “I can taste NOTHING, I have a cough to rival a Dickensian workhouse orphan boy and the angel on top of my festive sickness tree is the TOOTHACHE from my gnarly little wisdom teeth at the back there. Quite the feast of festive ailments!”

After asking her followers what they’re doing to “cheer themselves up”, Sophie added: “If you’re feeling low or at the end of your tether, please know you are not alone. You can join my gang.”

The 32-year-old is best known for her portrayal of Ada Shelby in Peaky Blinders, a role she has played since 2013, as well as appearing as Suranne Jones’ love interest in the drama Gentleman Jack.

Earlier this year, she also appeared in the five-part BBC drama The Nest.

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Sophie Rundle at the Peaky Blinders red carpet premiere last year

Sophie isn’t the only star to share her unpleasant experiences of Covid-19.

Former model Linda Lusardi said over the summer that she was still feeling the effects of the disease long after testing positive, while Hugh Grant shared his own Covid story during an interview on US television last month.

Last week, reality star Kerry Katona also said that she had contracted Covid-19, saying she had “never felt so poorly” in her life.