Gary Lineker's son George Lineker has become an NHS volunteer to help battle the coronavirus pandemic.

George Lineker

George Lineker

The 29 year old has had his confirmation notice through that he has been accepted to be part of the NHS Volunteer Responders team, which means he will give up his time to help those people who have been asked to shield themselves from coronavirus because of underlying health conditions

Taking to Twitter to share his news, George posted: "Gotta do your bit ... looking forward to volunteering for the NHS."

George's 'Match of the Day' host Gary responded to his son on Twitter saying: "Good lad. Proud of you."

George was accused of "jumping on the bandwagon" by signing up to be a volunteer for the National Health Service, but he shot down his troll by tweeting: "Applied 10 days ago. That's my profile on the app saying I got the call up. Idiot."

It took George over two weeks to get over coronavirus and be symptom-free, including regaining his senses of smell and taste, which many sufferers lose when they catch the potentially fatal respiratory illness.

George previously tweeted: "Day 15 and my taste and smell is back . Cheers all , it's been emotional."

Gary - who also has three other sons, Harry, Tobias and Angus, with his ex-wife Michelle Cockayne - has actively supported the UK government's advice for people to stay in and social distance to stop the spread of COVID-19 and he himself self-isolated after George caught the disease.

A recent tweet from the former England footballer read: "Doctors, nurses and many other @NHSuk workers are putting their lives on the line for us. We're being asked to stay at home for them. There are sacrifices and then there are real sacrifices. Let's play our minuscule but important part."

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