CBEEBIES presenter Dr Ranj has made a video to explain to children the risks around coronavirus.

The Strictly Come Dancing star, who presented Get Well Soon on the BBC children's channel from 2012 to 2015, made the film after hearing from parents that youngsters were panicked about what they were hearing in the news.

It it he explains where coronavirus is thought to have come from and what the effects are on those who have it.

In the video he says: "Please don't panic. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses.

"Usually they give you a cold and go away but this is a brand new type of virus and we don't know how it will behave.

"Everyone's taking extra precautions."