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Misfits Star Lauren Socha Took Job On NHS Frontline During Coronavirus Pandemic

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Misfits Star Lauren Socha Took Job On NHS Frontline During Coronavirus Pandemic

The actor who starred as Kelly Bailey in Misfits worked on the NHS frontline during the coronavirus pandemic.

Lauren Socha is best known for playing the gobby Kelly in the hit E4 series.

However, when the world was tipped upside down last year, she took a step back from her acting career to work in a care home.

The 31-year-old, from Derby, opened up about her time there in a post to Twitter last year.

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She said: "Second week working in a Care home. Absolutely love it, and feel right at home. Lovely bunch of people also.

"Reenie [Socha's daughter] understands that I need to go back to work so she has nice things and a pretty home, she waited up for tonight. Back on the grind tomorrow. Stay safe everyone."

After revealing what she had been doing, hundreds of followers piled into the comments to heap praise on the young actor.

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One user wrote: "That's amazing!! Care work is so important, we need to take care of the ones who took care of us, good on ya girl."

While another added: "Well done... and a great role model for your daughter."

Replying to one of the comments, Lauren explained: "Thank you. Did it since I was 21. I will always continue to do it as well. The ladies and I look after are amazing [sic]."

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4
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And when asked if she was still continuing with her acting career, she said: "Of course I am."

Lauren made her break in Misfits back in 2009, alongside the likes of Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon and The Umbrella Academy's Robert Sheehan.

It followed a group of young offenders serving community service who suddenly develop a variety of supernatural powers after a freak electrical storm.

Last year, Jason Manford also began doing his bit during lockdown, working as a delivery driver for Iceland.

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The comedian took to social media to share a snap of himself in his new uniform as he started working as a delivery driver.

Posting the pic on Twitter, the 40-year-old wrote: "I'm guessing this is why mums go to Iceland."

The supermarket confirmed the comedian had been off on his rounds alongside another delivery driver.

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He also visited local charity The Bread and Butter Thing, delivering £500 worth of groceries to help support those in need with essential food supplies.

Iceland donated 7.8 tonnes of food - the equivalent of 18,500 meals - to the charity in six months. Not bad, eh?

Manford said: "Massive thanks to Iceland who have offered me this opportunity to not just deliver some food to their loyal customers, but also for making a generous donation to charities that are close to my heart."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: covid, Entertainment, Funny, Coronavirus, UK Entertainment, comedian, NHS, Health

Dominic Smithers
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