Former 'Dynasty' star Emma Samms praises BBC newsreader partner for his COVID support

Amy Johnson
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Emma Samms attends the UK premiere of 'The Happy Prince' at Vue West End on June 5, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Emma Samms has opened up about the long-term effects of COVID on her health. (Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Former Dynasty actor Emma Samms has praised her BBC newsreader partner Simon McCoy for helping her deal with the long-term effects of COVID-19.

Samms, who played Fallon Carrington Colby on the series, has opened up about the effects of COVID on her health since she initially contracted it in March last year.

She described McCoy, 59, and his support as "absolutely amazing".

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"Every day is different, some good and some bad, ranging from shortness of breath and chest pain to extreme fatigue," the 60-year-old told Hello! magazine.

Simon McCoy and Emma Samms attend the press night after party for
Simon McCoy and Emma Samms in June 2019 in London, England. (David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

"Simon has been absolutely amazing, taking me to the hospital and waiting outside for hours, and just doing as much as he possibly could to help.

"He's given me emotional support, too; I'll never be able to thank him enough for his kindness."

She was photographed at her home in the Cotswolds with McCoy and her 22-year-old daughter Micha.

Samms and some of her Dynasty co-stars including Heather Locklear and Stephanie Beacham have reunited to raise funds for the Southmead Hospital Charity and for patients suffering with long COVID.

Emma Samms in Dynasty alongside Maxwell Caulfield and John James. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)
Emma Samms in Dynasty alongside Maxwell Caulfield and John James. (Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

News of Samms and McCoy's relationship was made public last year, with the presenter telling the MailOnline: "We are very happy together."

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Samms has been married three times before and shares two grown-up children with her third husband John Holloway.

McCoy split from his second wife Victoria Graham after 12 years of marriage in 2019. He has one son from a previous marriage.

With additional reporting by PA.

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