TV star Ross Kemp has paid tribute to the hard-working volunteers in Bucks that are helping the frontline effort against the Covid-19 outbreak.

The former EastEnders actor, speaking in a new series of documentaries called ‘Ross Kemp and Britain’s Volunteer Army’, spoke to a number of volunteers in our area who have gone above and beyond to help the NHS and those most vulnerable during the pandemic.

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Mr Kemp met members from Marlow Rugby Club, who helped transform Marlow Medical Centre into an open-air clinic in order to help protect their 30,000 patients and staff members.

One of the club’s members, Leighton, told Ross Kemp: “It was our chairman and marketing director that contacted all of the NHS places in the area and said how can we help.

“The players were just keen to help – it is just extending the teamwork to the community.”

Ross Kemp then spoke to Nurse Manager Lynette Trinder, who explained how the clubs’ efforts have helped them in their efforts against the coronavirus.

“We have a large team to look after and for ourselves the best place to do was to move into the car park instead of having people traipsing in and out of the surgery.

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“The risk of the virus sitting in a room is so much higher and putting patients and staff at risk. The people have been so helpful right from the start. You can never underestimate the powers of the rugby club; I think their community spirit is fabulous.

“They make our day and I think it’s perfect and we’re hugely grateful.”

While most of the country has been holed up at home, the former soap has been duly documenting the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, first with his divisive film Ross Kemp: On The NHS Frontline, and now via a new five-part series, Ross Kemp: Britain's Volunteer Army.

The remaining three episodes of the mini-series will be aired on BBC One over the next three days.