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Martin Kenyon, a 91-year-old man who was among the first to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine yesterday (8 December), stopped Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan in his tracks in an interview earlier today by asking him 'who are you?'.
Kenyon, who was the star of an interview that you may have seen yesterday in which he delightfully explained his reasoning for getting the vaccine, was appearing on the ITV breakfast show today to discuss his experience of being part of the mass vaccination programme that commenced yesterday morning.
During the discussion about why he had the vaccine, Kenyon explained: "I have two delicious grandchildren and I've not been able to hug them for several week and months. I'm planning to spend Christmas with them all and I thought that if I've had the vaccine then I can hug them."
After a short while, Piers - as he likes to do - jumped straight in and started asking questions, prompting Kenyon to ask him 'now, who are you?'
Piers' co-host Susanna Reid exclaimed: "Shots fired!"
Kenyon then introduced himself - as if he wouldn't have known that in the first instance - and the interview continued.
To be fair, after the interview he gave yesterday, this is the sort of behaviour that it seems we can expect from Kenyon.
In his interview with US-based news channel CNN yesterday, he embarked on a series of tangents and diversions while explaining his reasoning behind trying to get the vaccine in London yesterday.
He told the reporters: "I rang up Guy's Hospital [Guy's and St Thomas'] which I know very well because I've lived in London most of my grown-up life.
"I said, 'What's this thing you're doing, the vaccination?' They said, 'Yes,' and then they spent various times asking me questions about this and that - not very interesting.
"I said, 'Yes, no, yes, no,' and they said, 'Well, come at half past 12.'
"Of course, I couldn't damn well find anywhere to park my car so I was late. I'm here now."
He eventually told them that the vaccine was painless, and that he hopes this will allow him more freedom to enjoy his life and see his grandchildren again after this wretched year.
Kenyon continued: "I don't think I feel about it at all. Except that I hope I'm not going to have the bloody bug now.
"I don't intend to have it because I've got granddaughters and I want to live a long time to enjoy their lives."
Then, when asked what his family made of him being one of the world's first to receive the vaccine, he said: "I'm getting home and telling them now. Nobody knows, you're the first to know.
"I'm going to tell my family, they don't know I've been here today. I haven't got time to ring up.
"I don't intend to have it. Well there's no point in dying now when I've lived this long, is there? I don't plan to anyway."
Let's hope that he enjoys his Christmas with his family.
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