Ricky Tomlinson is in mourning following the death of his brother. The Royle Family star revealed his sibling died after a battle with coronavirus as he urged people to take part in a mass testing pilot in Liverpool.
In a video message posted on the Liverpool City Council Twitter account, the actor said: "Covid is a killer. I know only too well, because one of my brothers has just died from Covid-19. "Don't let it happen to you, send away for your kit today and do what you're supposed to do.