ITV favourites Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have led stars in a touching tribute video to NHS workers.

The footage, which was released across social media channels, sees stars from around the country share moving thank you messages to frontline health workers who are currently risking their lives to help others in the coronavirus pandemic.

In the video, a whole host of celebrities say the words: "Thank You."

These 64 famous faces include Oscar-winner Olivia Colman, actor Tom Hiddleston, funnyman David Walliams, singer Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas, EastEnders' Danny Dyer, pop star Gary Barlow, presenter Claudia Winkleman, and actress Dame Julie Walters.

Ant and Dec share a thank you message to NHS workers

Ant and Dec can be seen holding up a sign displaying "#ThankYouNHS #OurNHSPeople

Colman says in the closing of the video: "All across the country, people want you to know how incredible you are and how grateful we are.

"You are an amazing army of brave, wonderful people. Thank you."

As part of the Thank You Thursday campaign that has sprung up nationwide, we have also seen large portions of the British public take to the streets and Clap For Carers and other frontline workers.

Avengers star Tom Hiddleston shares his gratitude
Olivia Colman speaks for many of us in the video

The last 24 hours in the UK have seen England make up the vast majority of the new deaths, with 765 more dying, bringing the total number from 6,483 to 7,248.

The patients were aged between 24 and 103 years old. Some 43 of them - aged between 33 and 99 years old - had no known underlying health condition.

Meanwhile, 447 people have died in Scotland, 286 in Wales, and 82 in Northern Ireland.

Gary Barlow sings his thanks to the health service
Dame Julie Walters can also been seen in the clip

Among those hospitalised from the virus is British PM Boris Johnson, who is currently receiving treatment for coronavirus symptoms in St Thomas' Hospital, London.

BBC Newsnight journalist Emily Maitlis has received praise for her words on last night's show.

She said: "The language around Covid-19 has sometimes felt trite and misleading.

"You do not survive the illness through fortitude and strength of character, whatever the Prime Minister's colleagues tell us.

"And the disease is not a great leveller, the consequences of which everyone, rich or poor, suffers the same, this is a myth that needs debunking."

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She continued: "Those on the frontline right now; bus drivers, shelf-stackers, nurses, care home workers , hospital staff and shopkeepers are disproportionately the lower paid members of our workforce.

"They are more likely to catch the disease because they are more exposed, those in tower blocks and small flats will find the lockdown tougher.

"Those in manual labour won't be able to work from home.

"This is a health issue with huge ramifications for social welfare and it's a welfare issue with huge ramifications for public health."

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