WEST End actress Carley Stenson has been struck down with the mumps.
The former Hollyoaks star, who hails from Billinge, informed fans on Twitter that she had the infection.
She said: “Ok so it’s official I have the lovely virus of la mumps!! Nah no way of making it sound nicer than what it is!” and posted that she looked like a gerbil.
Earlier this week, she showed her support to ITV’s From The Heart campaign, encouraging people to donate hearts.