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Miriam Margolyes concerned she’s ‘losing her marbles’ as she reveals Alzheimer’s fears

Miriam admitted she's been "lonely" in lockdown

Miriam Margolyes has expressed her fears about getting Alzheimer’s after her father battled the disease.

The Harry Potter actress, 79, appeared on Loose Women on Friday to discuss how she’s been dealing with lockdown.

Miriam admitted she’s been feeling “lonely” and “depressed” as she’s spent lockdown away from her partner Heather Sutherland.

Miriam Margolyes on Loose Women
Miriam Margolyes has expressed her fears about getting Alzheimer’s (Credit: ITV)

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What did Miriam Margolyes say?

Speaking about lockdown, Miriam said: “Oh it’s awful. It’s absolutely ghastly. I hate it.

“I’m not going to be brave about it. I’m on my own. Do you think anybody would come here and be with me?”

She continued: “I’m lonely and depressed.”

Speaking about Alzheimer’s and her father’s battle with the disease, Miriam admitted she is worried about her own health.

Miriam Margolyes on Loose Women
Miriam appeared on Loose Women on Friday (Credit: ITV)

She said: “Oh yes I do. I think I’m on the way to losing my marbles.

“It is worrying. Anybody who has had any experience of looking after someone with Alzheimer’s, seeing them gradually disappear from you.

“It’s a terrible thing. Old age is a horrible business. Dementia is a horrible business.

“We need to be kind and loving and understanding and know more about it.

“The more attention it gets, the better.”

Meanwhile, back in May, Miriam found herself in hot water after comments she made about Boris Johnson.

During an appearance on The Last Leg Locked Down Under, Miriam shared her thoughts on how the government have handled the pandemic.

What did she say?

She said: “Appallingly, of course, appallingly. It’s a disgrace, it’s a scandal. It’s a public scandal.

“I had difficulty not wanting Boris Johnson to die. I wanted him to die.

“Then I thought that will reflect badly on me and I don’t want to be the sort of person that wants people to die.

Miriam’s comments about Boris Johnson sparked outrage (Credit: Channel 4)

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“So then I wanted him to get better, which he did do, he did get better. But he didn’t get better as a human being. And I really would prefer that.”

200 people complained to Ofcom about her remarks.

However, Miriam recently told The Times: “The first half of the sentence said one thing and the last half of the sentence said completely the opposite, but I was referred to as ‘worse than Hitler.’

“I can’t regret telling the truth. Daddy always said you must have a golden reputation, you must never do anything wrong and I don’t do anything wrong, in my view.”

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