Dynasty star JOAN COLLINS‘ stunning admission — she’s become a Twitter addict since being urged to join by sister novelist Jackie but just can’t quite get the hang of "text speak".

"After having initially sneered at it from afar, I’ve finally joined the Twittering population after being convinced by my sister Jackie, and I now find it fascinating and somewhat addictive,’ Joan admitted.

"It’s a great way of getting the word out about what I’m doing directly to my fans, and it’s also an invaluable tool for correcting the vagaries of the media and setting the record straight.

"The other day I managed to put my foot in it when commiserating by email with my son Sacha, who also had the flu. I signed off with ‘Lol’, thinking it meant ‘Lots of love’, until my husband explained it actually means ‘Laugh out Loud’."