Philip Schofield and Lorraine Kelly lead tributes to NHS staff

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Daytime TV legends Philip Schofield and Lorraine Kelly are among those leading tributes to the NHS staff working tirelessly in the fight against coronavirus.

Familiar faces from across television and radio have been sending talkRADIO their video messages of thanks to health workers up and down the country.

Schofield said: “You are always incredible but right now, at this time, you are the frontline…we could not be more grateful.”

And his fellow ITV presenter Kelly told NHS staff: “You’r hard-stretched enough, but right now all of you who are battling for us, we really appreciate everything that you’re doing - thank you so, so much.”

talkRADIO presenters Mike Graham and Dan Wootton also joined in to praise all those working in the sector, from doctors, to cleaners, to administrative staff.

Mike asked: “Has there ever been a moment in time where we can be more proud than we are right now of the National Health Service?”

Dan echoed his thoughts, saying: “Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart, everyone in the NHS right now.

“From the doctors, the nurses, the cleaners, the people delivering the equipment - you guys are keeping us together, you guys are the people who are most important right now and we couldn’t do this without you.”

Members of the public have also been invited to show their gratitude by taking part in a national “clap for our carers” event this evening.

At 8pm, Brits are being urged to come to their front doors, gardens, balconies and windows to give all workers across the health service a round of applause.

Organisers say it is to “show all who are working on the frontline, our appreciation of their ongoing hard work and fight against this virus”.

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