'Holby City' and 'Casualty' have donated medical equipment to the NHS.

Bob Barrett

Bob Barrett

Bob Barrett - who plays Dr. Sasha Levy on 'Holby' - is incredibly proud of the frontline workers battling the deadly coronavirus, and revealed the BBC One medical dramashave sent their stock of PPE (personal protective equipment) to hospitals to help employees.

Speaking on 'Good Morning Britain', he explained: "As soon as the virus started, they gave as much as they could.

"They've given PPE and equipment, anything they can and anything that's useful and that's helpful. Whatever we can do to help, it's amazing what's happening when you see how many people are helping and what people are doing to get us through this.

"We do our little bit to do as much as we can to support the NHS.

"Obviously, the show is a massive supporter for the NHS. We try to show the heroism of the people who work, and that's what the whole nation is seeing at the moment. It's incredibly important really."

Bob is "incredibly humbled" by the work NHS staff have been doing throughout the pandemic.

He said: "Thank God for them, because they get us through it. I'm thinking particularly of my friends at the NHS, who we work with on a daily basis at 'Holby' and how amazing they are.

"We've been keeping in touch with them, and it's been so unbelievably moving and I'm so honoured to know people.

"We've got to know over the years some of the other people outside of the show as well, and to see how hard they're working and how selfless and incredible they all are. It's been incredibly humbling."

The 54-year-old actor is often asked for medical advice by members of the public since he joined the show, and while he can't help them, he is touched to know his talent is being acknowledged.

Bob said: "It's no use because I don't know much at all. It's very touching because it means they do believe the character."

The star also admitted he and his wife Rebecca Charles have experienced symptoms which may have been the virus, but it has made them appreciate what they have.

He added: "We've all had something, I don't know what it was but whether it was the virus or not but we've all been poorly at some point.

"Luckily, it's been very mild. It's nowhere near as bad as some people. They're going through hell, my thoughts go out to them with what people are going through when they're sick.

"We're lucky because we've got each other, and we've got a house and a garden and it makes you think about people who haven't got a house and people who are on their own. It's lovely because we're a very close family."

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