Marlow’s Steve Backshall has been named in the Top 10 Digital Lockdown Heroes.

In a poll that was conducted by BT Skills for Tomorrow, the vote allowed 1,000 parents across the UK to vote for the people who have used technology, online platforms and social media to help the needy, vulnerable and elderly during the country’s first phase of lockdown, between March and June.

The naturalist, conservationist, and TV presenter, who lives in the town, came in 10th place with 10 per cent of the vote.

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The 47-year-old has used Twitter throughout lockdown to teach his followers and wildlife enthusiasts about habitats, animals, and nature which has seen his audience grow on social media.

Captain Sir Tom Moore finished in first place with 38 per cent for raising an incredible £30m for the NHS by walking 100 laps in his back garden, with Joe Wicks coming in second place with 35 per cent of the vote.

The 33-year-old did daily videos on YouTube with the 'PE with Joe' title, where he encouraged people across the country to continue exercising despite being in lockdown.

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford came in the third place, after he pledged with the Government to not scrap free school meals for children.

He also teamed up with the food charity FareShare, where he helped raise £20m to provide food for children across Great Manchester before it became a national initiative.

The 22-year-old got 29 per cent of the vote.

The top 10 list is as follows:

1. Captain Sir Tom Moore (38 per cent)

2. Joe Wicks (35 per cent)

3. Marcus Rashford (29 per cent)

4. Ayesha Pakravan-Ovey (17 per cent)

5. Carol Vorderman (14 per cent)

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6. Romesh Ranganathan (13 per cent)

7. Rochelle & Marvin Humes (13 per cent)

8. Andy Serkis (11 per cent)

9. Nina Malone (10 per cent)

10. Steve Backshall (10 per cent)

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