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Loose Women's Nadia Sawalha feels 'slightly agoraphobic' as lockdown eases

Loose Women star Nadia Nadia Sawalha has admitted that she feels ‘slightly agoraphobic’ but ‘hopeful’ as lockdown begins to ease in the UK.

The 55-year-old previously opened up about having fears over life going back to normal, although her views on coronavirus have now changed after she read an Oxford University paper.

‘I feel like a terrible cloud has been lifted off my back. I don’t feel as scared,’ she began.

‘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,’ she added to OK!.

The TV personality has previously been fiercely critical of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to gradually ease lockdown.

She said on the ITV daytime show: ‘For me, it was very much a speech about the economy.

‘What I wanted to hear is when are we going to test, trace, isolate? Look at the countries that are succeeding the virus, until we are doing that we haven’t worked out the puzzle of the virus.’

She added: ‘I mean everyone in this room could be asymptomatic until we are testing and he didn’t tell us anything about it.

‘He told us what we could do but he didn’t tell us what he was going to do and I am furious to be quite honest.’

Last week Boris Johnson announced to the entire nation that lockdown measures were easing meaning pubs, restaurants and hairdressers could re-open again.

He also confirmed that the two-metre social distancing rule will be cut from July 4th, with people asked to follow a new ‘one metre plus’ concept. has reached out to Nadia’s reps for comment.

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