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Vicky McClure shares photo as her grandparents get Covid vaccine

Line Of Duty’s Vicky McClure shared a sweet snap of her grandparents on their way to get their Covid vaccines in a post to mark her grandfather’s 96th birthday.

The actress, 37, posted the heartwarming picture on her Instagram on Monday showing her grandparents beaming for the camera.

The duo linked arms in the snap, which she captioned: ‘Happy 96th Birthday Grandad!!! I just called him, said how does it feel being 96? 

Relief: Line Of Duty’s Vicky McClure shared a sweet snap of her grandparents going to get their Covid vaccines on her grandfather’s 96th birthday on Instagram on Monday

Heartwarming: Vicky shared a sweet anecdote about her grandparents' big day

Heartwarming: Vicky shared a sweet anecdote about her grandparents’ big day

‘He said “well I feel a lot older than ya nana, she’s only 95”!! God love em!!! ❤️ This pic was taken on their way to get their vaccine’s. In a bit January. Hello February’. 

Her grandfather looked smart in the snap, wearing a brown overcoat on top of his checked shirt and jumper.

Vicky’s  grandmother flashed a huge smile for the camera as she covered her red cardigan with a grey padded jacket. 

On Sunday, Britain recorded a daily record for first-dose jabs – 487,756 – to bring the total of people vaccinated to almost 8.4 million. 

Recently, Vicky reunited with her fiancé Jonny Owen after three months apart while she finished filming the sixth season of Line Of Duty.

 

 

Stunning: The actress recently finished filming the hotly anticipated new series of Line of Duty which will arrive by March 2021

Stunning: The actress recently finished filming the hotly anticipated new series of Line of Duty which will arrive by March 2021

The actress took to Instagram to share a sweet snap with her other half in which she hugged him with glee after being away for so long.

Beaming in delight, Vicky couldn’t contain her joy as she snuggled up to Jonny who smiled brightly for the camera. 

The hotly anticipated new series will arrive by the end of March 2021, the BBC confirmed in November. 

Her co-star Adrian Dunbar, 62, who plays Superintendent Ted Hastings in the BBC police drama, admitted it was ‘tricky’ shooting the ‘very complicated’ story out of sequence in a new interview on The Graham Norton Radio Show on Sunday.

Filming for series six was suspended back in March 2020, before the cast resumed work in September after a five-month hiatus due to the Covid crisis. 

Home sweet home: Vicky reunited with her fiance, Jonny Owen 39, after three months apart while she finished filming the sixth season of Line Of Duty

Home sweet home: Vicky reunited with her fiance, Jonny Owen 39, after three months apart while she finished filming the sixth season of Line Of Duty

Chatting about Line of Duty with Graham, Adrian said: ‘The story is this: first of all BBC One are repeating season two from next Saturday night. 

‘Beyond that then of course we have finished. We started, like everybody else we stopped in March because of lockdown, and then we picked it up again basically after I did the travel series [Adrian Dunbar’s Coastal Ireland]. 

‘It will go out, I suppose, within the next couple of months, I’d imagine.’

Adrian also reflected on making the latest series which also stars Vicky as Kate Fleming and Martin Compston, 36, as Steve Arnott as other members of AC-12. 

He explained: ‘We were shooting out of sequence all over the place, so it was kind of tricky getting your head around what all the time is a very complicated story. 

‘Is it going to be up to the same standards? We’re on tenterhooks waiting for it to come out.’

‘It’s turned into an event of course because people do watch it in real time, because of the storyline, because of the twists and turns. 

‘We all tend to do that, sit back and go “here we go”. So, fingers crossed. Kelly Macdonald is playing the lead this time, and yeah it’s coming soon.’

Adrian was also positive about their being even more series of the show to come, crediting Line of Duty’s creator with keeping the standards high.

Team effort: Vicky, who plays Kate Fleming will be joined once again by Martin Compston as Steve Arnott and Adrian Dunbar who plays Superintendent Ted Hastings (pictured in 2019)

Team effort: Vicky, who plays Kate Fleming will be joined once again by Martin Compston as Steve Arnott and Adrian Dunbar who plays Superintendent Ted Hastings (pictured in 2019) 

Life will not return to normal until 2024 when the whole world is vaccinated against Covid, warns health expert 

Life will not return to normal until 2024 when the whole world is vaccinated against coronavirus, a health expert has warned.

Dr Clare Wenham, assistant professor of global health policy at London School of Economics, said it will take four years for the vaccine to be distributed globally.

She told Sky News helping other countries to access the jab could actually hail a quicker return to normality.

‘This pandemic isn’t going to be over until it’s over globally,’ she said, as unchecked strains of coronavirus continue to threaten the efficacy of vaccinations.

Dr Clare Wenham (pictured), assistant professor of global health policy

Dr Clare Wenham (pictured), assistant professor of global health policy

She said border controls would have to remain in place to stop these variants being brought into the UK. 

It comes as the World Health Organisation (WHO) asked the UK to pause its vaccination program to help the global rollout.

WHO spokesman Margaret Harris said it was ‘clearly morally the right thing to do’, adding ‘you can wait’ in an interview with the BBC.

But Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to offer all UK adults a first dose of the vaccine by Autumn.

The WHO, on the other hand, wants ‘two billion doses’ to be ‘fairly distributed’ around the world by the end of the year. 

WHO director general  Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has repeatedly said a ‘me first’ approach will prolong the pandemic and cause more deaths.

And Sir Jeremy Farrar, a member of the Government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), warned vaccinating ‘a lot of people in a few countries, leaving the virus unchecked in large parts of the world, will lead to more variants emerging’. 


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