Bake Off’s David Atherton is doing his bit (Picture: David Atherton/Channel 4)
Great British Bake Off star David Atherton has become a coronavirus vaccinator, proudly showing off his new ID badge.
The contestant, who won the 2019 series of the show, has done his bit to help the NHS amid the pandemic, and has urged people to come for their vaccine when invited.
Sharing a photo of his badge, which shows that he’s volunteering at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, he wrote: ‘I’m a Covid Vaccinator! Please do your bit and come forward for your vaccine when invited.
‘I’ll be waiting and promise I’ll be gentle….’
The baker went on to quip: ‘WARNING, If you’re going to make a joke about me pricking you, it better be good!’
Fans and friends are thrilled for him, with fellow Bake Off star Ali Imdad came through with a mild bribe, telling him: ‘Bro, sort me out. I’ll swindle a cupcake and a Swiss roll your way’.
Can’t argue with that.
David won the 10th series of Bake Off, beating Steph Blackwell and Alice Fevronia in the 2019 final.
He was known for being cool and collected (definitely a good skill for vaccinating) and for his healthier bakes.
Meanwhile, he’s not the only star to be doing his bit amid the pandemic.
Towie star Bobby Norris opened up to Metro.co.uk about also becoming a volunteer vaccinator, explaining that he doesn’t think all reality stars should be ‘tarred with the same brush’.
Elsewhere, Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville has volunteered as a vaccine centre marshal.
The actor shared a snap of himself masked up and giving a thumbs up as he received his jab.
‘Midhurst’s Riverbank Medical Centre started vaccinating last week,’ he wrote on Twitter. ‘Today Midhurst Pharmacy, led by Raj Rohilla, joined the rollout in north West Sussex. #vaccine #jabtastic.’
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