First Dates waitress paramedic Laura Tott fought back tears amid fears she’d caught coronavirus at work – The Sun

FIRST Dates waitress paramedic Laura Tott has revealed that she fought back tears amid fears she'd caught coronavirus at work.

The 25-year-old beauty is most recognised for waitressing on the Channel 4 show, but her full-time job is a paramedic after qualifying last April.

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She has now opened up about how difficult life is on the frontline during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – confessing that the current health crisis is "different" to anything else that she has ever seen.

Laura, who lives alone with her two dogs, admitted that she was left panicking when she thought she'd caught the deadly diseases as she didn't want to have to stop working.

Speaking to new magazine, she explained: "So far I've felt perfectly healthy myself, although one day I got a headache and was worried I was coming down with it.

"I was almost in tears. I'd feel like I was letting my crewmates down if I was off the road.

"Luckily I was fine and my temperature was normal, but if I do have to self-isolate that would have been the right thing to do."

Laura first started training to be a paramedic at the end of 2016, and confessed that she has seen some "traumatic" things over the years.

She said that she is currently being supported by her First Dates team, including Fred Sirieix, who is constantly checking up on her.

The TV favourite added: "We have a group WhatsApp, but for now we don't know when we will see each other or when the next series will be."

Laura is usually able to juggle filming for First Dates and her paramedic work between weekends off and annual leave, but now she is 100% focused on her career.

She added: "As a country, none of us really knows what's coming next. Us medics have to prepare for the worst case scenario and remember each day is different.


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"The best way for us all to cope is to stay as safe as possible and take each day as it comes.

"Eventually. we will come out of the other side."

Coronavirus has claimed over 5,000 lives across the UK so far, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson placing strict lockdown regulations on the UK in a bid to combat the killer virus.

Last night, the PM was moved into intensive care as he battled coronavirus in hospital.

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