Daisy Ridley reads Star Wars children’s book to thank fans for staying in amid coronavirus crisis

Daisy Ridley thrills fans by reading a Star Wars-themed children’s book to share her gratitude to public staying indoors amid coronavirus crisis

She has made a name for herself as hero Rey in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.

And Daisy Ridley delighted fans as she took part in special reading of children’s book BB-8 On The Run to thank the public for staying indoors amid the coronavirus crisis.

The actress celebrated her 28th birthday by taking part in the video for Disney, who shared the soothing reading session via Twitter on Friday. 

Story time: Daisy Ridley thrills fans by reading a Star Wars-themed children’s book to share her gratitude to public for staying indoors amid coronavirus crisis

Daisy transformed into Rey once more for the sweet story, which follows droid BB-8 during the events of The Force Awakens after being separated from his master, Poe Dameron.

Travelling through the lonely desert planet of Jakku he comes across Daisy’s character, who decides to help him return to the Resistance’s base to give them the secret map that leads to Luke Skywalker. 

Sharing her gratitude to those staying indoors and on the frontlines of the global pandemic, Daisy also wrote a special thank you message.

Back in character: Daisy transformed into Rey once more for the sweet story, which follows droid BB-8 during the events of The Force Awakens after being separated from Poe Dameron

Back in character: Daisy transformed into Rey once more for the sweet story, which follows droid BB-8 during the events of The Force Awakens after being separated from Poe Dameron

Familiar story: Travelling through the desert planet of Jakku BB-8 comes across Daisy's Rey, who helps him return to the Resistance to give them the map that leads to Luke Skywalker

Familiar story: Travelling through the desert planet of Jakku BB-8 comes across Daisy’s Rey, who helps him return to the Resistance to give them the map that leads to Luke Skywalker

Thankful: Sharing her gratitude to those staying indoors and on the frontlines of the global pandemic, Daisy also wrote a special thank you message

Thankful: Sharing her gratitude to those staying indoors and on the frontlines of the global pandemic, Daisy also wrote a special thank you message

In it, she said: ‘Thank you to everyone staying at home and thank you to everyone out on the frontlines helping those in need. Please accept my tiny offering of gratitude in the form of storytelling.’

Fans were overjoyed by the video, and took to Twitter to gush over the star and wish her a happy birthday on Friday.

One fan gushed that Daisy was ‘amazing’ while another praised her as being ‘one of the best working actresses today’ 

Another added with glee: ‘YAYYYYYYY Love her! BB8 and Rey for the win! Also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAISY!!!! Thank you for making Rey the kind of person we can all admire and look up to! [sic]’ 

Thrilled: Fans were overjoyed by the video, and took to Twitter to gush over the star and wish her a happy birthday on Friday

Thrilled: Fans were overjoyed by the video, and took to Twitter to gush over the star and wish her a happy birthday on Friday

Meanwhile, Daisy revealed she found the negative reaction to Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker ‘really tricky’ following its release in December last year.

The film received mixed reviews from both critics and fans upon release, receiving a mediocre 56 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Fans criticised the final film in the Skywalker saga for undermining Rey’s hero’s journey, as well as sidelining Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran), and how the film dealt with Kylo Ren’s redemption arc. 

'January was not that nice': Meanwhile, Daisy revealed she found the negative reaction to Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker 'really tricky' following its release in December last year

‘January was not that nice’: Meanwhile, Daisy revealed she found the negative reaction to Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker ‘really tricky’ following its release in December last year

Speaking about how she found the reaction in RuPaul’s Drag Race star Nina West’s podcast DragCast, Daisy admitted: ‘[Reaction has] changed film by film honestly, like 98% it’s so amazing, this last film it was really tricky.

‘January was not that nice. It was weird, I felt like all of this love that we’d sort of been shown the first time around, I was like, “Where’s the love gone?”

‘I watched the documentary, the making-of [The Skywalker Legacy], this week, and it’s so filled with love; and I think it’s that tricky thing of when you’re part of something that is so filled with love and then people [don’t like it].’

Later on, she added: ‘You know, everyone’s entitled to not like something but it feels like it’s changed slightly. I think in general that’s because [of] social media and what have you.’

Criticism: The film received mixed reviews from critics and fans and got just 56 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes, with many hitting out at how the film undermined Rey's hero's journey

Criticism: The film received mixed reviews from critics and fans and got just 56 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes, with many hitting out at how the film undermined Rey’s hero’s journey

 



Death rate for coronavirus patients in intensive care increases to more than 51%

The death rate of patients admitted to intensive care with Covid-19 now stands at more than 51 per cent, according to a study of critical care outcomes.

The figure comes from the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC) and is based on a sample of 3,883 coronavirus patients.

The study shows that out of 1,689 patients in the sample whose care outcome was known, 871 died (51.6 per cent), while 818 were discharged. 

In comparison, just 22 per cent out of 5,367 patients taken into critical care with non-Covid-19 viral pneumonia died between 2017 and 2019.

The shocking figures come as officials recorded another 980 deaths in the home nations, taking the UK’s spiralling victim count to 8,958.

The death rate of patients admitted to intensive care with Covid-19 now stands at more than 51 per cent, according to a study of critical care outcomes. Pictured: Paramedics drop off wear masks as they drop off a patient at The Royal London hospital earlier this month 

According to the new study, the data shows that: ‘Of the 3,883 patients, 871 patients have died, 818 patients have been discharged alive from critical care and 2,194 patients were last reported as still receiving critical care.’ 

The coronavirus figures come from 284 NHS critical care units in England, Wales and Northern Ireland taking part in an ICNARC programme as of 4pm on April 9.

The mortality rate is currently higher for men and increases with age, the data shows.

Of the 871 people who died, 53.6 per cent were male, while 46.3 per cent were women.

Meanwhile, the largest number of deaths were among those aged between 70-79 at 298, followed by the 60-69 age group, with 273 reported.

Thirty-one patients died aged between 16-39, 46 were 40-49 and 145 were 50-59. A total of 78 patients died aged over 80.

The average (mean) age of those admitted to intensive care with coronavirus was 59.8 years, with 72.5 per cent of patients recorded as male.

Some 2,291 (59 per cent) patients in critical care had to be mechanically ventilated in the first 24 hours, the study revealed.

The largest number of Covid-19 patients remains in London, with 1,428 being managed by the three London Operational Delivery Networks – the system of co-ordinating patient care across the capital.

Previous figures from April 3, recorded the death rate as being at 50.1 per cent.

The study shows that out of 1,689 patients in the sample whose care outcome was known, 871 died (51.6 per cent), while 818 were discharged. Pictured: Police on guard outside St Thomas's Hospital in London, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent three nights in intensive care with coronavirus

The study shows that out of 1,689 patients in the sample whose care outcome was known, 871 died (51.6 per cent), while 818 were discharged. Pictured: Police on guard outside St Thomas’s Hospital in London, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent three nights in intensive care with coronavirus

Critical care units involved in the initiative are asked to notify ICNARC as soon as they have an admission with Covid-19 and provide data at different points of their treatment.

The figures came as Britain suffered another grim day in its coronavirus crisis.

A further 5,706 people have been diagnosed with the disease in the past 24 hours, meaning a total of 70,783 have now tested positive. 

Officials managed a record 19,116 tests yesterday, a marked increase in its daily effort from 10,713 on Thursday.

A total of 980 deaths made Friday the worst day on record for hospitals in any country in Europe, with the previous high 950 in Spain on April 3. 

France, however, is recording higher death tolls – up to 2,000 in a day – because it is routinely recording deaths that happen in care homes as well as hospitals, something most nations aren’t doing.

England recorded 866 new fatalities among infected patients in hospital, while another 114 were confirmed in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.   

 



Stacey Solomon entertains fans as she  perfectly lip sings in a hilarious TikTok video

She has been entertaining her three million Instagram followers during isolation with hilarious videos and updates.  

And Stacey Solomon, 30, shared yet another hysterical Tik Tok to her Story on Friday evening alongside her boyfriend Joe Swash, 38.

The video came as a result of the duo being left home alone with son Rex, 23 months, after her older sons went to their dad’s houses for the Easter Weekend.

Cheeky: Stacey Solomon, 30, shared yet another hysterical Tik Tok to her Story on Friday evening alongside her boyfriend Joe Swash, 38

Over the top of the first clip, Stacey penned: ‘When the pickles have gone to their dads and the little pickle has gone to bed he gets my undivided attention, and he’s delighted about it’

Joe was seen chilling on the sofa while the Loose Women panelist lip sang Pure and Simple by Hear’Say.

She hilariously mouthed: ‘You’ve been saying I’ve been driving you crazy and I haven’t been around for you lately, but I had a few things on my mind’ while an unimpressed Joe sat next to her. 

Drenched: The video came as a result of the duo being left home alone with son Rex, 23 months, after her older sons went to their dad's houses for the Easter Weekend

Drenched: The video came as a result of the duo being left home alone with son Rex, 23 months, after her older sons went to their dad’s houses for the Easter Weekend

The beauty was then seen laying down in her pots and pans cupboard that she had tidied up earlier in the day. 

In the next clip Joe was trying to prepare dinner whilst the television personality hilariously caressed him with a fake daffodil, all while perfectly continuing to lip sync the song.

Earlier on Friday, Stacey shared a new hanging basket creation she made using a colander and fake daffodils. 

The next very dramatic moment of her video showed her drenched in water while mouthing the words to the song with Joe out of shot pouring water from a watering can over her head.

Hilarious: The star seductively sang as her somewhat unwilling boyfriend looked on

Hilarious: The star seductively sang as her somewhat unwilling boyfriend looked on

Funny: Over the top of the first clip, Stacey penned: 'When the pickles have gone to their dads and the little pickle has gone to bed he gets my undivided attention, and he's delighted about it'

Funny: Over the top of the first clip, Stacey penned: ‘When the pickles have gone to their dads and the little pickle has gone to bed he gets my undivided attention, and he’s delighted about it’

She's got the moves: The beauty was then seen laying down in her pots and pans cupboard that she had tidied up earlier in the day

She’s got the moves: The beauty was then seen laying down in her pots and pans cupboard that she had tidied up earlier in the day

She wrote over the top: ‘hoe was more than happy to assist in this scene’

Finally the couple were seen chilling inside with Stacey wearing a towel, no doubt after showering following her watering can moment. 

She finished by tellings viewers: ‘I pushed my luck there.’

The pair first met in 2010 after they both won I’m A Celebrity in consecutive years however, they started dating in 2016.

Stacey also took to her Instagram to share some sweet snaps of their son enjoying his paddling pool.  

Down time: Finally the couple were seen chilling inside with Stacey wearing a towel, no doubt after showering following her watering can moment

Down time: Finally the couple were seen chilling inside with Stacey wearing a towel, no doubt after showering following her watering can moment

Too far: In the end Stacey hilariously followed Joe into the toilet and admitted she had really pushed her luck as he turned around looking less than impressed

Too far: In the end Stacey hilariously followed Joe into the toilet and admitted she had really pushed her luck as he turned around looking less than impressed 

Stacey slipped into a white bikini for the occasion and took to Instagram on Thursday to share a clip of the preparations as herself and Joe blew up a tropical animal themed paddling pool.

The Loose Women star wrote atop of the video: ‘So this was going to be for Rex’s first birthday but last night me and Joe were saying it might not be sunny on his birthday and the weather has been so nice. He won’t notice if he gets it 6 weeks early, so here we go’. 

Stacey proudly showed off the pool, complete with hippo, flamingo and monkey, after they had inflated it as she waited for Rex to wake up from his afternoon nap.  

Celebrations: Earlier on Friday Stacey took to her Instagram to share some sweet snaps of their son enjoying his paddling pool

Celebrations: Earlier on Friday Stacey took to her Instagram to share some sweet snaps of their son enjoying his paddling pool

Celebrations: Stacey slipped into a white bikini for the occasion and took to Instagram on Thursday to share a clip of the preparations as herself and Joe blew up a tropical animal themed paddling pool

Celebrations: Stacey slipped into a white bikini for the occasion and took to Instagram on Thursday to share a clip of the preparations as herself and Joe blew up a tropical animal themed paddling pool

And the television personality was every inch the proud mum as she watched her son splash around in the pool and stare in amusement at the inflatable animals. 

It wasn’t long until Stacey changed into a white bikini and got in the pool herself. 

She wrote: ‘I caved, had to get in with him’.  

Sharing some more photos of the day, she wrote: ‘I hope you stay this interested in our conversations forever pickle. We decided to get the paddling pool out today (we were going to wait until Rex’s birthday next month but knowing our luck it would snow)

Cute: Stacey proudly showed off the pool, complete with hippo, flamingo and monkey, after they had inflated it as she waited for Rex to wake up from his afternoon nap

Cute: Stacey proudly showed off the pool, complete with hippo, flamingo and monkey, after they had inflated it as she waited for Rex to wake up from his afternoon nap

‘He climbed in and out of it all day other than when he was sleeping. He makes us laugh so much. I really could sit and chat to him all day… he doesn’t say much back yet but as silly as this sounds I feel like he can understand me like we can have a laugh together, because somewhere, deep down he knows what I’m saying 

‘Anyway I’ll stop talking like a weirdo before someone reports me. I hope you’re all ok today…Thinking always of all of those unable to be locked down at home with their families because they’re fighting for us to survive. 

‘You’ll never know how grateful we are to have you in the world. Thank g-d for you. Our Hero’s. we will be clapping tonight and always.’

Hip, hip-hooray! The television personality was every inch the proud mum as she watched her son splash around in the pool and stare in amusement at the inflatable animals

Hip, hip-hooray! The television personality was every inch the proud mum as she watched her son splash around in the pool and stare in amusement at the inflatable animals