Stacey Solomon gets teary-eyed as she and baby son Rex join nation in applauding NHS workers

Stacey Solomon fought back tears on Thursday, as she and her 10-month-old son Rex joined the nation in applauding NHS workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Loose Women star, 30, took to her Instagram Stories to record her participation in the mass salute, and admitted she was moved to tears as she joined in honouring healthcare staff, who continue to put themselves in harm’s way.

After proudly applauding from her front window, the TV personality said: ‘I’ve never felt luckier it be in isolation with my family knowing there 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… We love you so much.’

Applause: Stacey Solomon fought back tears on Thursday, as she and her 10-month-old son Rex joined the nation in applauding NHS workers amid the coronavirus pandemic

In the video, the star cradled adorable Rex as she clapped, and added the caption: ‘I don’t know if you can [hear] but the whole street is clapping and I had to stop the camera because I was about to burst into tears.’

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Captioning to her follow-up clip, she wrote: ‘Feel so grateful to have the privilege of being in isolation with my family, knowing there are so many [INCREDIBLE], selfless [heroes] out there risking their lives to make sure we stay safe and get through this. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We love you. Our [heroes] xxx.’

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. 

Emotional: Following the moment, the 30-year-old TV personality got teary-eyed as she personally paid tribute to NHS workers for their efforts

Grateful: She said, ‘I’ve never felt luckier it be in isolation with my family knowing there are so many incredible people out there risking their lives… to make sure we’re OK’

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.

May 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.’

We are family: Stacey has been on government mandated lockdown with her partner Joe Swash and their family, including their toddler son Rex

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.’

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. 

Stacey Solomon has been on government mandated lockdown with her partner Joe Swash, their toddler son Rex, and her sons Zachary, 12, and Leighton, seven.

Mother-of-three: The star is also mother to Rex’s big brothers Zachary, 12, and Leighton, seven

 

 

 

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