‘I’m delighted to be part of the team’: Hugh Bonneville, 57, reveals he’s had a Covid vaccine and is now volunteering as a marshall at a vaccination centre
Hugh Bonneville has revealed that he’s had a Covid vaccine and started volunteering as a marshall at a vaccination centre.
The Downton Abbey star, 57, took to Instagram on Friday to post snaps of himself at the Riverbank Medical Centre in Midhurst, West Sussex.
Sharing the news with his 126K fans, Hugh said he was ‘delighted’ to be joining the support team after being given the AstraZeneca jab.
Vaccinated: Huge Bonneville revealed that he’s had a coronavirus vaccine on Friday and is volunteering at a Covid centre
Hugh penned: ‘Midhurst’s Riverbank Medical Centre started vaccinating last week. Today Midhurst Pharmacy, led by Raj Rohilla, joined the rollout in north West Sussex.’
He then shared a group image with others working at the centre, with everyone donning masks, and added: ‘With former nurse Jo Wiltshire (left), Raj and retired GPs Andrew Douglas & Madelaine Litchfield (who gave me my AstraZeneca jab).
Rounding off his post, Hugh shared a cheery snap of himself in a bright yellow vest and hat as he did a double thumbs up.
He penned: ‘Delighted to be part of the support team as a volunteer marshall. I get to wear hi viz and everything.’
Working together: The Downton Abbey star, 57, said he was ‘delighted to be part of the support team as a volunteer marshall’
A number of other famous faces praised his actions, with broadcaster Ben Fogle commenting: ‘Well done. Love this Hugh.’
TV presenter Eamonn Holmes also replied to the news, writing: ‘Stay Well Hugh.’
Hugh joins other celebrities in getting the vaccine including Sir David Attenborough, 94, Sir Ian McKellen, 81, and Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith, 80.
Michael Eavis, 85, Lionel Blair, 92, and Marty Wilde, 81, are among the other stars who have announced they have had the coronavirus jab.
Helping out: Hugh shared a group image with others working at the centre, with everyone donning masks, and added: ‘With former nurse Jo Wiltshire (left), Raj and retired GPs Andrew Douglas & Madelaine Litchfield (who gave me my AstraZeneca jab)’
Jabtastic: Hugh will be working as a volunteer marshall at the centre in West Sussex
Sir Tom Jones has also received his dose, telling Jools Holland’s Annual Hootenanny show: ‘That’s one good thing about being 80, you’re first in line for the jab.’
After getting the vaccine at the Arts Research Centre, Queen Mary University Hospital in December, Sir Ian McKellen said: ‘It’s a very special day, I feel euphoric!’
He went on: ‘Anyone who has lived as long as I have is alive because they have had previous vaccinations.
‘The take-up amongst the older generation will be 100 per cent – it ought to be – because you’re having it not just for yourself but for people who you are close to – you’re doing your bit for society.’
Leading the way: Sir Ian McKellen CBE, 81, also safely received the Covid vaccine in December after it was rolled out
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