“We have spoken to the families of those who are bereft. This has been so so tough and now this is our opportunity to get out of this awfulness really.
“We’ve worked so hard on the frontline, putting ourselves at risk but now we’ve got to do the right thing, which is come forward and have the vaccine for your loved ones and for your patients as well.
“Please if you are one of those 200,000 go forward and get the vaccine.”
As his segment came to an end, Lorraine told him: “Thank you for everything you do, I know you get some abuse online, which is outrageous and I’m furious on your behalf.