‘Lonely’ Emily Atack says she’d give anything to ‘have a row with a husband right now’

ISOLATION has hit many people hard, and ‘lonely’ Emily Atack has even confessed to the BBC that she would 'give anything to have a row with a husband right now'.   

The single actress and I’m a Celebrity star, 30, admitted that lockdown “sucks” when living alone. 

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Emily told Emma Barnett on BBC Radio 5 Live that she feels lonely and that the current situation with the coronavirus outbreak is “bleak and miserable and awful”.

The actress said: “I think at times like this you’ve got to appreciate everything you have, but you know, I’d give anything to have a row with a husband right now.”

Emily added that she finds it depressing seeing all the social media videos of families passing the time in isolation by having fun together. 

She admitted: “With everything that's happened, it puts you in a different headspace with it all. 

“One second I’m flying the flag for single women and everything’s great … and the next minute all this is happening and I want anything but to be on my own.”

The comedian says she realises there are many people much worse off than her, and is trying to stay positive. 

Emily said: “Watching the news is just absolutely heartbreaking … so every day my main thing to do is just to look at what I have in my life and the people I have in my life.”

I think at times like this you’ve got to appreciate everything you have, but you know, I’d give anything to have a row with a husband right now.

Despite missing company, she told BBC that she wants to maintain her independence in her dating life.

She said: “When I go into my next relationship I want to know that I can rely on my own happiness and not have to rely on a man.”

Encouraging others who may be finding living on their own difficult right now, she says: “I’m just trying to use it all as another way of showing myself that I can cope and that I am capable and I am brave and strong.”

In September, we reported how Emily split from film producer Rob Jowers after a recent holiday with her family appeared to convince them they wanted different things.

A telly source said: “Emily and Rob were enjoying a honeymoon phase in their relationship with lots of fancy dates and extravagant weekends abroad.

“But when the dust settled they realised it just wasn’t right. The split was mutual and they are both really sad about it and remain friends.

“Emily’s enjoying one of the busiest times in her career so wants to give all she can to the exciting work opportunities coming her way.

“She’s throwing herself into upcoming projects and remains positive.” 


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Emily met Rob at Jack Whitehall’s Brit Awards after-party in February.

Earlier last year she said: “He’s very kind and he wants nothing but the best for me.

“We’re a partnership, we lift each other up. And he’s hot.”

Emily has previously been linked to Harry Styles, Seann Walsh and Dancing On Ice’s Fred Palascak. 

Catch up on Emma Barnett’s full interview with Emily Atack on BBC Sounds.

We shared how Emily Atack admits fears she’ll be 48 stone after taking up cooking in coronavirus isolation.

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