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What are celebrities doing during the coronavirus lockdown and how are they coping?

From shaving your head bald to collecting firewood, celebrities have shared with ITV News how they are coping and what they are doing during the coronavirus lockdown.

Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville, who plays Robert Crawley, the Earl of Grantham in the ITV historical drama, has shared his top tips on how to pass the time.

He told ITV News: "Why not shave your head because let's face it you're not going to a barber anytime soon."

The actor added: "Next, why don't you take up some of those unfinished projects, for instance, I've got this overcoat, I'm very fond of it but it has always had a button missing.

"I've finally tracked down a button and I'm going to sew it on, but the thing I am most excited about is this tapestry.

"I started it sometime ago when my wife's sister got engaged, I thought that it would make a lovely wedding present."

Hugh Bonneville said he hopes to complete a tapestry that has been in the making for more than 20 years. Credit: ITV News

Bonneville continued: "As you can see I finished about 70 or 80% of it, unfortunately my sister-in-law and her husband are about to celebrate their 23rd wedding anniversary.

"I think it's about time I finished it.

"This is Hugh Bonneville, ITN, on the road from procrastination to action."

Meanwhile, surrounded by tree branches in the woods, You're Beautiful singer said: "Hello this is James Blunt in lockdown in Ibiza gathering firewood."

He also urged everyone to "stay home, save lives".

Craig David has also shared a video with ITV News about his lockdown and what he has been getting up to from writing new songs to "putting together good vibe packages" that include Easter eggs.

Singer Craig David has been creating 'good vibe packages' which include easter eggs. Credit: Craig David/ITV News

The singer told ITV News: "Hi everyone at ITV News and everyone at home, welcome to my home studio this is where I have been since lockdown, being as creative as I possibly can and also trying to be as proactive as I can be in my community.

"I'm writing songs and also putting together good vibe packages that will hopefully lift peoples' spirits especially with the elderly in the neighbourhood."

He said he's been working on new songs as he feels "music is going to help and heal people during this period of time which we will get through together".

He added: "With the good vibe packages, I've been trying to put things in there that will lift peoples' spirits and with Easter Sunday around the corner I thought that it would be nice for some of the kids and families to put some Easter eggs in each of the packages at least you get a sweet chocolate fix.

"I want to actually say how much we love and we appreciate everyone in the NHS right now, all the doctors, all the nurses, every carer out there who is helping someone, you guys are absolutely amazing and we all love and appreciate you so so much."

Rick Astley told ITV News to never give up, while Bear Grylls said "tough situations make tough people" during the coronavirus lockdown.

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