Dame Judi Dench and Sir David Attenborough, two of the most cherished household names, could be called in to help during the coronavirus crisis.
As the country comes together to try to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, the well-respected personalities could be asked to help spread public health messages among the British public.
The calls come from Conservative MP Sir David Amess, who spoke in Commons to say that the public is more likely to listen to Dame Judi Dench and Sir David Attenborough, than politicians.
“Something that has occurred to me is not all parliamentarians are blessed with great oratorical skills because the way we deal with matters in this House has changed dramatically”, he said.
“I’m not offering my voice, it’d be a big turn-off. Now, the Dimbleby family had wonderful broadcasting voices, which reassured the general public.
“I just feel if there is an issue for the Government in getting out messages to the general public – although I think it is getting better at the moment, I saw as I drove here this morning the queues outside supermarkets.
“People do seem now to be observing the distancing between each other and they do seem to be thinking more seriously about gathering in social places.
“But I do say to the minister, if we’re going to do a few public service broadcasts, I can’t think of anyone better than Sir David Attenborough or Dame Judi Dench to be asked would they do a couple of broadcasts for us.
“Because I think they’re very well respected, they’re probably listened to in the way that not all politicians are listened to.
“I haven’t been in touch with them but I would assume they’d only be too delighted to help.”
As the Queen is rumoured to be preparing to deliver a speech during this unprecedented crisis, could Dame Jude and Sir David join her?