Ross Kemp fans have been left raging as the actor was allowed to visit coronavirus patients in hospital while their families were urged to stay home.
The 55-year-old has brought out a new documentary with ITV, titled On The NHS Frontline, where he sees what life is like at the Milton Keynes Hospital Trust during the current pandemic.
And while he was there, the star was tasked with reading a letter to a cancer patient – who hasn’t been able to see his family since the outbreak.
The note was from Anthony’s his granddaughter, and had a number of pictures attached from her time in quarantine.
She wrote to her great granddad: ‘I’m sorry to hear you’re still not feeling too well.
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‘I have been thinking about you lots, and on Sunday I even managed to ride my bike all the way to your house and say “hello” to great nanny through the window.
‘I hope these photos bring a smile to your face and you get better, as it’s nearly your birthday, and mine!’
Signing off with all the kisses, she added: ‘Take care, and get better – love you lots.’
Looking at the pictures, Anthony said: ‘They’re a tonic in themselves, just to see them because you do miss them, my grandchildren, and obviously my wife, but you couldn’t have come to a better place.
‘The nurses and doctors are absolutely magnificent.’
‘Is Ross Kemp exempt from social distancing then?’ one questioned on Twitter while another added: ‘How’s Ross Kemp allowed in with a TV crew but people can’t see their loved ones before they die? Madness.’
Someone else felt the same: ‘I’m sorry what? Ross Kemp can go into the ward and read the grandchild’s letter out, when the actual family members are not allowed?’
While others echoed a similar sentiment: ‘So why is Ross Kemp allowed in the wards but family of the patients aren’t?’
As it stands, more than 26,000 people have died from Covid-19 while there are more than 165,000 confirmed cases in the UK alone.
At the start of March, Boris Johnson sent the nation into lockdown where he advised Brits not to leave their house to help stall the spread of Covid-19.
However, this has meant family members have not been allowed to visit their loved ones if they have been taken into hospital ill.
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