News

Emma Barton's isolation preservation kit

The boxsets, music, exercises and more that are helping Strictly star and EastEnders actress Emma Barton stay happy and healthy while staying at home

Binge-worthy boxsets

The Crown is my go to. I thought I would give myself a laugh with good old British humour and watch Only Fools and Horses from the start.

The soundtrack to my isolation

BBC Sounds app is brilliant. You can listen live to radio and depending on my mood, I’ll pick and choose any of the speech shows. If I want to chill, I’ll choose ‘Mindful Mix‘.

Read all about it

I just finished Graham Norton’s A Keeper which was one of those you don’t want to put down. I have recently thought I’d really like to re-read all of my childhood favourites like the Roald Dahl collection.

Comfort foods

Isn’t it easy to graze and drink wine! I try and be good during the week and treat myself to what I fancy at the weekend.

Staying active

I’m walking my dog and my personal trainer Paul Fletcher PT is doing 2 x 30 minute classes with me through Zoom, not using any equipment, just bodyweight. To mix things up I’m following some of the Strictly pros like Karen Hauer and Oti Mabuse – they’re all doing different types of exercise and dance and it’s really entertaining!

Emma Barton image: John Clark photography

Support the Big Issue

For over 30 years, the Big Issue has been committed to ending poverty in the UK. In 2024, our work is needed more than ever. Find out how you can support the Big Issue today.
Vendor martin Hawes

Recommended for you

View all
From the NHS to levelling up: Here are all the broken promises after 14 years of Tory rule
General Election 2024

From the NHS to levelling up: Here are all the broken promises after 14 years of Tory rule

'Nature is slowly healing': How rewilding is bringing Britain's extinct species back from the dead
Conservation

'Nature is slowly healing': How rewilding is bringing Britain's extinct species back from the dead

Beat the Streets music festival funds new homes for rough sleepers: 'If we could do more, we would'
Homelessness

Beat the Streets music festival funds new homes for rough sleepers: 'If we could do more, we would'

Energy bills are set to fall but UK families have already lost £72bn to 'staggering' prices
energy bills
Energy bills

Energy bills are set to fall but UK families have already lost £72bn to 'staggering' prices

Most Popular

Read All
Renters pay their landlords' buy-to-let mortgages, so they should get a share of the profits
Renters: A mortgage lender's window advertising buy-to-let products
1.

Renters pay their landlords' buy-to-let mortgages, so they should get a share of the profits

Exclusive: Disabled people are 'set up to fail' by the DWP in target-driven disability benefits system, whistleblowers reveal
Pound coins on a piece of paper with disability living allowancve
2.

Exclusive: Disabled people are 'set up to fail' by the DWP in target-driven disability benefits system, whistleblowers reveal

Cost of living payment 2024: Where to get help now the scheme is over
next dwp cost of living payment 2023
3.

Cost of living payment 2024: Where to get help now the scheme is over

Strike dates 2023: From train drivers to NHS doctors, here are the dates to know
4.

Strike dates 2023: From train drivers to NHS doctors, here are the dates to know