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Corrie’s Bhavna Limbachia celebrates sister who is a frontline NHS nurse working on the coronavirus wards

CORONATION Street star Bhavna Limbachia has praised her sister, who is working on the frontlines of the NHS amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Taking to Instagram, Bhavna - who played Rana Habeeb in the ITV soap - shared a sweet snap of her with Carlie, introducing her to fans and thanking her for her sacrifice.

 Bhavna shared an emotional post in tribute to her sister Carlie
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Bhavna shared an emotional post in tribute to her sister CarlieCredit: Instagram

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"This is my sister Carlie.. she’s a frontline NHS nurse going back to work on the coronavirus ward," wrote Bhavna.

"Today I’ll be celebrating all the NHS staff working tirelessly across the country in the fight against #coronavirus #NHSThankyou #ClapForOurCarers #ClapforNHS #ClapOurCarers."

Bhavna's post came as the UK stopped at 8pm for one minute on Thursday to applaud for NHS workers across the country while landmarks lit up blue.

The Clap For Carers campaign, which started online, was staged because "during these unprecedented times they need to know we are grateful", according to the organisers.

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 Stacey Solomon broke down as she took part in the campaign
Stacey Solomon broke down as she took part in the campaign
 Gemma Collins also found the whole thing overwhelming
Gemma Collins also found the whole thing overwhelming
 The Beckhams took part in the campaign
The Beckhams took part in the campaign
 Brooklyn is currently stranded in the US, but was sure to take part
Brooklyn is currently stranded in the US, but was sure to take part

At 8pm, grateful Brits obeyed government advice to stay indoors and instead showed their support from inside their homes, on balconies and in their gardens.

Some set off fireworks as loud cheers rang across the UK to thank those risking their lives to fight the deadly virus.

Lena Dunham, Stacey Solomon, Gemma Collins, and the Beckhams led the celebrities clapping for the NHS in a moving tribute this evening.

Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince Louis joined in to show their support along with a host of celebs including Jamie Oliver and Amanda Holden.

 Charlotte, Louis and George all clapped in a pre-recorded video
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Charlotte, Louis and George all clapped in a pre-recorded videoCredit: PA:Press Association
 The capital lit up blue for the campaign
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The capital lit up blue for the campaignCredit: Alamy Live News
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Credit: PA:Press Association

Kensington Palace tweeted a video of the young royals, saying: "To all the doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists, volunteers and other NHS staff working tirelessly to help those affected by #COVID19: thank you. #ClapForOurCarers #ClapForCarers #ThankYouNHS #ClapForNHS".

As part of the movement, landmarks including The Wembley Arch, the Principality Stadium, the Royal Albert Hall and Lincoln Cathedral were lit up in blue during the salute.

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