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Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Share 'Plan' To Tackle Coronavirus

Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Share 'Plan' To Tackle Coronavirus

Empty streets, people locking themselves behind closed doors, an unprecedented evil sweeping the planet - this sort of thing normally only happens in zombie apocalypse films, not real life.

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Who better then to offer us advice during the coronavirus pandemic than Simon Pegg and Nick Frost? The pair famously starred in 2004 horror comedy Shaun of the Dead, in which their characters (Shaun and Ed) survive a zombie uprising which takes over London.

In a famous and much-memed scene, the characters share a phone call in which they discuss their 'plan' to conquer the zombies. The original plan involved holing up at The Winchester pub, having a nice cold pint and waiting for it all 'to blow over'.

Now, the pair have revised 'the plan' for the coronavirus in accordance with the current guidance, advising people not to go to the pub.

In the video, Pegg says: "Do not go to The Winchester, the pub is out."

He continues: "If you can, stay at home, have a cup of tea, and wait for all this to blow over. Above all, don't be a t**t about things. We're all in this together, don't be selfish, look after each other, give someone a call if you think they might be lonely."

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Frost then asks Pegg if he has any toilet paper, to which he replies 'sorry mate, I'm down to my last sheet', before the camera pans out to reveal a multi-pack on his table.

The closing credits read: "DON'T PANIC! We can beat the apocalypse... together. Love from Simon and Nick."

Sound and amusing advice there from the boys. Much preferable in my opinion to the efforts of a whole host of celebrities who shared a video of them singing John Lennon hit 'Imagine'.

Introducing the video, Wonder Woman actor Gal Gadot, said: "Hey guys! Day six in self-quarantine and I've got to say these past few days have got me feeling a bit philosophical.

"You know this virus... it has affected the entire world. Everyone. It doesn't matter who you are, or where you're from, we're all in this together.

"I saw a video of an Italian guy playing the trumpet on his balcony, for all the people locked in their homes, and he was playing 'Imagine' and there was something so powerful and pure about this video."

She then breaks into song and a whole host of celebs follow in a video that may or may not make feel you better about your situation.

Hey, it's the thought that counts.

Let's all bring some positivity, support and fun to anyone who might find themselves in isolation as a result of the coronavirus spread. Need some entertainment? Join Isolation Nation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronasupport/

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Celebrity, coronavirus, UK Entertainment

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.