Coronavirus UK: Daniel Craig and celebrities clap for NHS carers


Daniel Craig and his wife Rachel Weisz and the Beckham family joined a slew of stars in a nationwide applause in honour of NHS workers during the coronavirus lockdown on Thursday.

The couple appeared in a video along with some of their James Bond co-stars for the applause which rang out across the nation, as healthcare staff continue to place themselves in harms way to care for those with COVID-19.

Joining Daniel and Rachel in sharing their applause on social media were a slew of stars including David and Victoria Beckham, Phillip Schofield, Gemma Collins and Rochelle Humes.

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Amazing: Celebrities including the Beckham Family shares of their clapping in honour of NHS workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

We support you! Daniel Craig and his wife Rachel Weisz (left) and The Beckham family (right) joined a slew of stars in a nationwide applause in honour of NHS workers during the coronavirus lockdown on Thursday

Rachel and Daniel appeared in the applause video posted to the official James Bond social media account, along with Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris.

The post was simply captioned: ‘Thank you to everyone, everywhere, who is working to keep us safe.’

Victoria Beckham also shared a video of husband David leading the applause along with their sons Romeo, 17, and Cruz, 15, and their daughter Harper, eight.

Well done! David joined sons Romeo, 17, and Cruz, 15, and daughter Harper, eight, in applauding for the healthcare workers, as Victoria thanked them for keeping members of the public safe

Well done! David joined sons Romeo, 17, and Cruz, 15, and daughter Harper, eight, in applauding for the healthcare workers, as Victoria thanked them for keeping members of the public safe

Happy: Also among the stars was Katie Price, who posted a video alongside her oldest son Harvey, thanking the NHS for their help and still taking care of her son during the epidemic

Doing the nation proud! Frankie Bridge also took to her doorway with her husband Wayne and sons Parker, five and Carter, four, to cheer and clad for the NHS

Happy: Also among the stars was Katie Price, who posted a video alongside her oldest son Harvey, and Frankie Bridge who stood on her doorstep to applaud the health workers

Paying tribute: Meanwhile Amanda Holden took to her doorstep with daughters Lexi, 14, and Hollie, eight, for the round of applause in honour of NHS workers

Paying tribute: Meanwhile Amanda Holden took to her doorstep with daughters Lexi, 14, and Hollie, eight, for the round of applause in honour of NHS workers

As they applauded, Victoria said behind the camera:  ‘So us Beckhams are clapping to show our thanks to all the people working for the NHS, the doctors the nurses, keeping us safe, working so so hard.’

Also among the stars was Katie Price, who posted a video alongside her oldest son Harvey, thanking the NHS for their help and still taking care of her son during the epidemic.

In the video she said: ‘Me and Harvey would like We want to say a massive thank you to everyone all the social house carers, nurses, doctors, everyone helping at this moment in time. Harvey gives a massive thank you.

‘And you’ve been amazing with Harvey’s medication and everything so just keep well and thank you.’

Meanwhile Amanda Holden took to her doorstep with daughters Lexi, 14, and Hollie, eight, for the round of applause in honour of NHS workers.

Heartwarming: Rebekah Vardy also joined husband Jamie and their family on their doorstep as they joined in the country's round of applause for the National Health Service

Heartwarming: Rebekah Vardy also joined husband Jamie and their family on their doorstep as they joined in the country’s round of applause for the National Health Service

Stacey Solomon also proudly applauded from her front window, and admitted that the display had also left her tears as it made her value being isolated at home with boyfriend Joe Swash and their family.

After sharing a video of her applause with baby son Rex, 10 months, she said in a tearful post: ‘I’ve never felt luckier it be in isolation with my family knowing their are so many incredible people out there risking their lives and away from their own families to make sure we’re OK and get through this, so we love you so much.’

Rebekah Vardy also joined husband Jamie and their family on their doorstep as they joined in the country’s round of applause for the National Health Service. 

Grateful: Stacey Solomon also proudly applauded from her front window

Emotional: She also admitted that the display had also left her tears as it made her value being isolated at home with boyfriend Joe Swash and their family

Grateful: Stacey Solomon also proudly applauded from her front window, and admitted that the display had also left her tears as it made her value being isolated at home with boyfriend Joe Swash and their family

Clap clap! Rochelle Humes joined her husband Marvin and two daughters at the front window to applaud the NHS workers

Clap clap! Rochelle Humes joined her husband Marvin and two daughters at the front window to applaud the NHS workers

Frankie Bridge also took to her doorway with her husband Wayne and sons Parker, five and Carter, four, to cheer and clap for the NHS.

Gemma Collins struggled to hide her emotions following the round of clapping, and shared her tearful reaction with fans in social media.

She said: ‘So I just did the clap for the NHS, and it was really emotional to see everyone coming together at this time. Everyone’s in the unknown at the minute and it’s just amazing that everyone came out showing their support. 

‘It’s just a really scary time I didn’t think I’d be this scared but I am and I’ve just got to stay calm and hope this goes away.’

Phillip Schofield shared a message ahead of the clapping urging his followers to get involved, and later posted a video of his applause chiming in with the rest of London.  

Do it! Phillip Schofield (left) urged his followers to get involved in the applause

Still clapping! Laura Whitmore shared her own post from outside her home

Do it! Phillip Schofield (left) urged his followers to get involved in the applause, while Laura Whitmore shared her own post from outside her home

Many other stars simple shared their own versions of the NHS logo after paying tribute to healthcare workers, while Piers Morgan shared a video of his street full of applause as he cheered alongside them. 

The Clap For Carers campaign, which started online, has been staged because ‘during these unprecedented times they need to know we are grateful’, the organisers said.

It followed similar moves in Italy and Spain – which have the world’s highest death tolls – which created astonishing scenes earlier this month as they applauded from terraces in the countries’ cities.

Chief nursing officer of the NHS Ruth May said she appreciated the national salute planned to honour NHS workers.

We did it! As one of the stars who spearheaded the clapping campaign, Chris Moyles proudly took to Twitter to share his delight at seeing so many of his neighbours get involved

We did it! As one of the stars who spearheaded the clapping campaign, Chris Moyles proudly took to Twitter to share his delight at seeing so many of his neighbours get involved

Ruth said: ‘Nurses and midwives in our care staff are working around the clock. They are working so hard. And I have a very huge personal thank you to make to them.

She said she felt ‘very humble, very proud, and a clap for our carers will mean so much for all of our NHS staff and social care teams as well. Thank you. I appreciate it.’

A London-based intensive care nurse added to MailOnline: ‘It’s such a nice appreciation for the staff and we really are thank for it. We all really appreciate it.

‘Nurses don’t want to be heroes, we don’t want to be that, we just want people to not be sick and not have to come into us. We don’t see ourselves as heroes, this is just what we do on a daily basis.’

We've done it! Georgia Toffolo took to Instagram to share a snap of herself at home during the lockdown, asking her followers whether they joined in the clapping

We’ve done it! Georgia Toffolo took to Instagram to share a snap of herself at home during the lockdown, asking her followers whether they joined in the clapping

Clap For Carers is part of the #lightitblue campaign which has been organised by members of the events and entertainment industry as a way to say thank you.

Piers Morgan, Chris Moyles and Kate Garraway were among the celebrity presenters who said they backed the event.

Radio X presenter Moyles rallied his listeners to ‘make some noise for the thousands and thousands of people [in the NHS] that we’ll probably never meet, just to say ‘thank you’ for everything they are doing for us’ with a powerful message.

Following the applause, Chris took to Twitter in disbelief to share his reaction, writing: ‘Delighted to say loads of neighbours were outside clapping, cheering, whistling and even banging pans to make noise for our amazing, brilliant and brave NHS workers. Thank you for everything you do for us. #clapforNHS.’

Proud: Wes Nelson posted a balloon-themed version of the National Health Service logo

Sweet: Jamie Redknapp also posted his own version of the iconic logo

Proud: Stars including Love Island’s Wes Nelson and Jamie Redknapp shared their own versions of the famous National Health Service logo during the honourable display

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