Captain Tom Moore, 99, joined Piers Morgan, 55, and Susanna Reid, 49, on today’s edition of Good Morning Britain to discuss the impact of his charitable actions to help NHS charities. The war veteran has raised over £26 million for completing laps of his garden and releasing a charity single, alongside singer Michael Ball, 57, in a rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone. However, the host wanted to know more about a letter Dame Vera, 103, had sent to the fundraiser to thank him for his efforts, leading the guest to cheekily shut him down.
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The charity single, which also features vocals from the NHS Voices of Care Choir, went in at number one on the update of the Official Big Top 40 chart yesterday, surpassing Dame Vera and Katherine Jenkins’, 39, collaboration.
Although he beat his icon to the top spot, Captain Tom couldn’t be more complimentary of the war-time singer after he saw her perform during his days as a solider.
During his interview with Piers and Susanna, the war veteran recalled how the voice of the nation lifted his spirits during a time of crisis as he is doing for Britain now.
Having learnt the White Cliffs of Dover star had personally thanked him for his efforts to raise money for the NHS, the host was left in hysterics when his guest refused to answer his questions about the exchange.
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Asked how he felt about receiving the letter from Dame Vera, Captain Tom said: “I was absolutely amazed.
“She’s always been such a top person backing up this country for so long with the White Cliffs of Dover. I think I will say to her thank you very, very much, Dame Vera.
“It is so kind and thoughtful for you to send me such a lovely note,” he added, to which the host then asked: “What did she say to you, Tom?”
The war veteran wasn’t going to give anything away as he replied to Piers: “I’m not going to tell you what she said.”
“They’re not [looking] after themselves all the time, they’re putting themselves in danger, serving all the patients so very, very well,” Captain Tom added.
The guest was also joined by his daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore, who explained how her father is coping with the media attention.
Given the war veteran has made headlines across the globe, his daughter told the hosts he is having to take lots of breaks as they try and adjust to their media schedule.
Rounding off the interview, the guest said he felt like he was in “fairyland” because of all the kind messages of support people have sent to him.