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Elderly couple who went viral after singing during lockdown humbled by support - they're now working on a new song

Rex and Selina Taylor sing Vera Lynn’s "We'll Meet Again."

An elderly couple from Derbyshire who went viral after posting their rendition of Vera Lynn’s "We'll Meet Again" during the coronavirus lockdown have told ITV Central they’ve been overwhelmed by the public support they've received.

Rex and Selina Taylor’s video was posted on our ITV Central Facebook page on Monday (30th March). It has since gained over 1.1 million views.

Since going viral the couple have been inundated with supportive messages and have now set up a fundraising page in support of the NHS.

The couple told us the video was a fortunate accident.

They've been in self-isolation for over two weeks and have had to get used to keeping in touch with family members by video calling and talking through their front window.

They only filmed the song because their daughter couldn't hear it properly through the glass.

The couple have been married for more than 60 years and say they are still "very much in love."

Selina has Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia - Rex says they often sing together to settle her down when she gets agitated.

Now in their eighties, they say they’ve never experienced anything like the lockdown - even though they grew up during the Blitz.

They’re now trying to learn the words to a new song: “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” by Louis Armstrong.

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