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Craig Charles, 57, is seen for the first time since revealing he had Covid

Former Coronation Street star Craig Charles, 57, is seen for the first time since revealing he had Covid as he steps out at BBC Radio 6 Music studios in Manchester


Former Coronation Street star Craig Charles was seen for the first time since he revealed he had COVID-19 last month – as he left his new BBC Radio 6 Music job in Manchester on Wednesday. 

The star, 58, looked pensive as he left the studios, less than three weeks after detailing how his ‘breathing was laboured’ due to the illness.

Last month he told how he was ‘sorry to let everyone down’ ahead of starting his new job at BBC Radio 6 Music. 

Sighting: Former Coronation Street star Craig Charles was seen for the first time since he revealed he had COVID-19 last month – as he left his new BBC Radio 6 Music job in Manchester on Wednesday

Craig wore a navy tweed coat and matching chinos for his outing at the studios before heading home.    

Current UK goverment guidelines state a person must self-isolate if they test positive for COVID-19.

Self-isolation begins on the day the symptoms started and for the next 10 full days,  or from the day your test was taken if you do not have symptoms and the next 10 full days.

This is the law, regardless of whether you have been vaccinated.  

Craig’s post on Twitter last month read: ‘Okay guys I don’t want to alarm, but I’ve caught the Covid.

‘Breathing is a bit laboured which is a worry, but I’ve got an oxymonitor so so far no hospital.

‘Starting to feel a bit better but have to isolate, Sorry to let everyone down. Back soon.’ 

Oh dear:Craig's post on Twitter last month read: 'Okay guys I don't want to alarm, but I've caught the Covid

Oh dear:Craig’s post on Twitter last month read: ‘Okay guys I don’t want to alarm, but I’ve caught the Covid

Bad timing: The TV star turned DJ who played Lloyd Mullaney on the ITV soap - told how he was 'sorry to let everyone down' ahead of starting his new job at BBC Radio 6 Music

Bad timing: The TV star turned DJ who played Lloyd Mullaney on the ITV soap – told how he was ‘sorry to let everyone down’ ahead of starting his new job at BBC Radio 6 Music

Hundreds of fans then responded by sending the star supportive messages.

One fan wrote: ‘Get well soon Craig, my wife and I both have it this week too, trying to rest up, hope you are too.’

While another follower tweeted: ‘Very sorry to hear that Craig. I hope you recover soon.’

Announcement: His post on Twitter on Saturday read: 'Okay guys I don't want to alarm, but I've caught the Covid'

Announcement: His post on Twitter on Saturday read: ‘Okay guys I don’t want to alarm, but I’ve caught the Covid’

Another said: ‘I hope you have a speedy recovery, plenty of good vibes coming your way.’

Craig, best known as Lloyd in Corrie and Dave Lister in Red Dwarf, announced the news that he would be presenting a brand new show The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on 6 Music back in July. 

He said in a statement at the time: ‘I’m made up to be able to present a brand new show on 6 Music later this year,’ 

Kind: Hundreds of fans then responded by sending the star supportive messages

Kind: Hundreds of fans then responded by sending the star supportive messages

‘So, join me each weekday afternoon for a cup of tea, a chat and where I’ll be playing some cracking tunes from across the musical spectrum. I can’t wait to get started – bring it on!’

Craig is taking over Shaun Keaveny, who tweeted approval of his replacement.

He wrote: ‘My funk soul brother, you’re one of my favourite people in broadcasting. You know this. We used to joke whenever you stood in for me on Breakfast it was in fact I who was standing in for you til you could dep again, so popular you were! You’re going to be so good. OPEN THE TRUNK!’ 

Actor: In 2005, Craig joined the Coronation Street cast as taxi driver Lloyd and was given free rein to introduce various aspects of the character's personality

Actor: In 2005, Craig joined the Coronation Street cast as taxi driver Lloyd and was given free rein to introduce various aspects of the character’s personality

In 2005, Craig joined the Coronation Street cast as taxi driver Lloyd and was given free rein to introduce various aspects of the character’s personality.

He quit his role on the soap in May 2015 in order to concentrate on filming the new series of Red Dwarf.

He has since taken up DJ-ing and has performed at various events and festivals over the summer.  

Busy: He has since taken up DJ-ing and has performed at various events and festivals over the summer (pictured at Lovebox)

Busy: He has since taken up DJ-ing and has performed at various events and festivals over the summer (pictured at Lovebox)

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