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Captain Sir Tom Moore: GMB pay tribute to war veteran

Sir Michael, 87, has been tipped to play Captain Sir Tom after the late war hero said he had his hopes pinned on the star taking the role. Captain Sir Tom died on Tuesday, after contracting pneumonia and coronavirus, at the age of 100. Last year, he raised almost £39million for NHS charities while walking 100 laps of his garden, winning over the nation’s heart.

The Army veteran made national news when his fundraising efforts started during the first lockdown, and his phrase, ‘Tomorrow will be a good day’ even trended on social media.

The Queen was one of the first to pay tribute to the hero, whom she knighted in July.

In a statement, the monarch’s spokeswoman said she recognised…

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