Celebrities are asking the UK to ‘stay at home’ and protect the NHS - watch the new short film here

Thursday, 11th February 2021, 10:42 am
Updated Thursday, 11th February 2021, 11:15 am
The morning presenter urged the public to "please stay safe" (Photo: UK Government)

A number of famous faces have banded together to urge the public to “stay at home” and help tackle the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Industry giants from the world of entertainment and sport, including the likes of Kate Garraway, Graham Norton, Angellica Bell and England international footballer Jesse Lingard, spread the stay at home message in a new short film.

In the video, TV and radio presenter Angellica Bell asks people to “please do stay at home if you can so we can be together soon”.

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Shane Richie adds that “we are all in this together, so please, please stay at home”, and Gemma Collins calls for everyone to “stay home, save lives and protect our NHS”.

‘Please stay safe’

The video opens with Good Morning Presenter Kate Garraway saying: “Please stay safe, and stay at home if you can.”

Garraway recently announced that she is set to release a new book about the “raw and emotional story” of her husband, Derek Draper’s, fight against Covid-19. The book is titled The Power of Hope.

Draper remains in hospital after being admitted in March of 2020.

In a post on Instagram, Garraway wrote: “The pandemic is far from over and so is Derek’s journey, but I have decided to share our story and what’s helping to keep me going, as we all try to work out what our new futures will look like.

“I am really hoping that it will help you with all that you are going through.”

The celebs who appear in the film

This is the full list of celebrities who took part in the film, giving up their time for free:

  • Kate Garraway
  • Graham Norton
  • Angellica Bell
  • Gregg Wallace
  • Myleene Klass
  • Dr Ranj Singh
  • Shane Richie
  • Gemma Collins
  • Frank Bruno
  • Joey Essex
  • Jordan North
  • Shirley Ballas
  • Harry Redknapp
  • Paul McKenna
  • Sharon Osbourne
  • Chris Evans
  • Jesse Lingard

The film was made as part of the newspaper industry's “All Together” partnership with the UK government.

It will run across 650 national and regional news brands from Thursday 11 February.