Gogglebox’s Amy Tapper thought dad Jonathan would die and checked he was breathing ‘every hour’ as he battled COVID-19 – The Sun

GOGGLEBOX'S Amy Tapper said she thought her dad would die and checked he was still breathing "every hour" as he battled coronavirus.

Jonathan, 52, wife Nikki, 47, daughter Amy, 20, and son Josh, 23 were all infected with the deadly disease.

However, things got so bad for Jonathan that Amy checked on him to make sure he was still breathing.

Speaking on Lorraine, the Channel 4 star said: "There was one night, I just kept going down every hour to check up on him. I was so worried.

"At one point Josh asked, 'What are you doing?' and I said, 'Dad's still breathing, it's okay."

Amy has also credited her six stone weight loss with helping her father overcome the virus.


She told The Sun Online: "If we hadn’t lost the six stone last year when we did, could this have been a different outcome for us? I just don’t know."

Both Amy and her father lost three stone each after taking part in the Do The Unthinkable Diet with Muscle Foods.

"It’s public knowledge that in most cases, the healthier you are when you contract Coronavirus, the more likely you are to survive.

"I can’t even begin to think about what might have happened to dad – and to me – if we hadn’t changed our lives last year," she continued.


"Dad is now taking it easier but the rest of us are fully well now," she said.

"I know that if he wasn’t eating right and taking care of himself, things could have been a lot worse for him."

Jonathan slimmed down from 21st 3lb to 18st 8lb and also saw his waist shrink down from 44 inches to 38.

The family first appeared on Gogglebox in 2013.

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