Loose Women’s Nadia Sawalha admits to feeling ‘slightly agoraphobic’ about life going back to normal

Loose Women star Nadia Sawalha has candidly admitted she feels “slightly agoraphobic” about life going back to normal after the lockdown.

Nadia, 55, opened up about the prospect of life returning to normal and admitted that although she has “enormous hope” she did feel “slightly agoraphobic” about life after lockdown.

When asked if she sees life going back to normal, an optimistic Nadia exclusively told OK! online: “I really do. If you’d asked me this a couple of weeks ago I’d have said no but I have enormous hope at the moment.”

The TV star, who recently opened up about her husband Mark Adderly’s alcoholism, explained how she had read an Oxford University paper on the coronavirus and how it had changed her perception on the virus.

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TV star Nadia explained: “I feel like a terrible cloud has been lifted off my back. I don’t feel as scared.

“I was getting really… and I still am a bit I’m working on it, I’m a bit agoraphobic. But I do feel like something’s lifted since I read that Oxford University report.

“I feel so different about everything.”

Nadia also revealed how much Loose Women had changed since returning after the coronavirus lockdown briefly halted filming.

She said: “It’s just so, so different because so much of Loose Women was going up and down the corridors, saying hello to everyone and would chat but you can’t now, they’re all separated.”

“It’s so hard, I mean, we always say there are huggers and non-huggers. My friend Kaye [Adams] isn’t a hugger at all, Jayne Moore probably isn’t a hugger but there are the real huggers which I think are me, Saira [Khan], Linda [Robson] and Stacey [Solomon].

“I mean, Saira and I will often sit in a meeting and we’ll hold our arms around each other, we have our arms looped… Stacey always runs towards me and we have a massive hug, she’s so sweet she’s like a big kid. So it’s very, very strange.”

Not only had the coronavirus affected her working relationships, but it had affected her marriage to Mark but for the good.

When asked if she thinks lockdown has improved her relationship with her husband, she explained: “I would, actually. I think a the beginning it was really hard because I was neurotic and I was really over responding to everything, watching news the whole time, being hysterical, which is not really like me, actually.

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“And then I decided I just couldn’t watch the news and I didn’t want it on in the house and all of that, but I came out of that because, of course, you want to be informed.

“But, Mark was still in that place of reading and watching everything so every five minutes there would be a: ‘Oh my God, you won’t believe it!’ and I’d be like: ‘Oh my God, what?’

“We fell out about that quite a lot at the beginning and we really weren’t on the same foot with the way we wanted to handle it.”

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