Gavin and Stacey’s Nessa gives important lockdown advice

Gavin and Stacey’s Nessa has made a public service announcement on coronavirus and “keeping safe”.

Nessa – played by Ruth Jones – has given her advice – and “we’re absolutely loving it”.

Jones reprised her role as the tattooed Welsh lorry driver to ram home the importance of lockdown.

Looking straight to the camera she starts:

“Oh, what’s occurring?

“Not a lot – other than a global pandemic… but the question was rhetorical.”

“Now listen, I am not here to give advice, there’s plenty of others that would do that for you, it’s your life and I am not about to tell you how to live it.

“I wouldn’t do that to no one. I wouldn’t even tell myself to live my life.”

She continues: “If you see me in the morning doing my daily run, my half-marathon around Barry, don’t even think about breaking that two-metre rule, because if you does, I will not hesitate to tell you quite clearly to ‘back off’.

“Because at the end of the day, when all is said and done, no word of a lie if truth be told, just because you don’t feel ill don’t mean you’re not infectious, you could be riddled.”

“Stay safe, stay out of my way and protect the NHS, obviously it goes without saying.”


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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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