Acting and football heroes stop to shop in Leicestershire

An acting legend has given a boost to our colleagues at one of our stores in Leicestershire in their efforts to encourage all customers to wear face coverings when he stopped off for some supplies wearing a mask.

Stephen Graham - the star of big and small screen hits that include Line of Duty, This is England and Pirates of the Caribbean - nipped in to Ibstock Food Store, in Ashby Road, for some supplies and donned a face covering in line with new guidance that came into force from today.

The 46-year-old, who lives in the area with his family, chatted with staff and customers and even posed for a photograph with Janette Austen. Team Leader Julie Marlow. She said: “Stephen is a really nice guy and was happy to chat with colleagues and customers and have his picture taken.

“It was also great to see him wearing his mask and it is great that someone so high profile is setting a good example for everyone to follow."

“I would also like to say a big thank you to our customers with regards to wearing face coverings. Although it is early days they have really embraced and, alongside our team here, have come together to support each other in an effort to stay safe.”

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