Celebrity

Robson Green sends message of thanks to public transport workers

A lot of people are saying thank you at the moment - and we have a lot to be thankful for.

But perhaps the star struck among us might get an extra frisson of pleasure when a local celebrity weighs into the fray with their own personal congratulations.

Actor and TV presenter Robson Green - who was born and lives in the region - has recorded a video message for workers on the Tyne and Wear Metro, the Shields Ferry and local bus networks.

Metro operator Nexus said the message was "a huge morale boost for its workforce".

Customer services director Huw Lewis said: “This message of support from Robson Green will mean a great deal to our frontline teams and wider workforce at this time of national crisis.

"We have a small army of engineers, controllers, train crew, customer service advisors and cleaners at work night and day."

View more on youtube

Before he became a household name, Green appeared in a corporate video for the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive where he played the role of a ticket inspector.

He earned enough doing this to get to London where he subsequently got his big break playing the role of Jimmy the hospital porter in Casualty.