Great British Bake Off winner David Atherton has joined the coronavirus vaccine team and is urging people to show up when it’s their turn to get a jab.
The baker – who won the hit cookery show in 2019 – showed off his badge on social media after landing his new role administering vaccinations, promising he would be “gentle”.
“I’m a Covid Vaccinator!” Atherton, 38, posted on Twitter.
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“Please do your bit and come forward for your vaccine when invited.
“I’ll be waiting and promise I’ll be gentle...”
I’m a Covid Vaccinator! Please do your bit and come forward for your vaccine when invited. I’ll be waiting and promise I’ll be gentle.... pic.twitter.com/FEn9J9XluQ
— nomadbakerdavid (@nomadbakerdavid) February 11, 2021
He then joked: “WARNING, If you’re going to make a joke about me pricking you, it better be good!”
Fellow Bake Off contestant Ali Imdad was among those to reply after Atherton shared his news.
“Bro, sort me out,” he joked.
“I'll swindle a cupcake and a Swiss roll your way.”
Atherton won the tenth series of Bake Off after impressing judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood with his calm approach and tasty bakes.
The baker is not the only celebrity doing their bit as the coronavirus vaccine is rolled out.
The actor recently posted on Instagram about how proud he was to be able to help out during the pandemic.
“Delighted to be part of the support team as a volunteer marshall,” he told his fans.
“I get to wear hi viz and everything.”
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