The former Countdown star was prescribed high-strength antibiotics and given an inhaler to help her cope with the symptoms.
Carol, who appeared on the ITV show in 2016, revealed at the time: “There’s a coughing virus going around, you will have heard it. Mine got worse and worse and worse then on Saturday I had sharp chest pains so I asked to see Bob [the show’s medic].”
She continued to The Sun: “It was like breathing through bubbles. Once I got the chest pains, I thought I need something. He immediately put me on really strong antibiotics, electrolytes and glucose tablets.
“It took me two days to get over it. And by day three I felt much better. I was ill, properly ill.”