Sir Lenny Henry, Richard Osman and Corrie cast share love on A-level results day
Stars from all backgrounds sent out their best wishes to everybody collecting results today.
Celebrities have joined together to send their best wishes as A-level students across the country picked up their results today.
Comedian and actor Sir Lenny Henry sat on the clearing office hotline at Birmingham City University – where he acts as Chancellor – to answer calls from prospective entrants.
Speaking on BBC Breakfast on Thursday, he told viewers: “Education is for everybody… even people with the weirdest of results, there’s a place for them.
“One in eight people get university positions from clearing, so you’re not alone if your marks are all over the place and there is probably a place for you.”
The whole cast of ITV soap Coronation Street also reached out with a special video message from actor Rob Mallard, who said: “A-level results day! Hope you got the results you wanted, and even if you didn’t, we still think you’re brilliant.”
Channel 4’s Child Genius host pitched in with: “Good luck to everyone getting their #AlevelResults today. I’ve really tried my best over the years to help you learn the Periodic Table.”
Good luck to everyone getting their #AlevelResults today. I've really tried my best over the years to help you learn the Periodic Table.— Richard Osman (@richardosman) August 17, 2017
Among other stars to send their best were Dragons’ Den’s Theo Paphitis, radio presenter Tony Blackburn, actresses Kathryn Drysdale and Tina Hobley and Paralympic champion Dame Sarah Storey.
It isn't one size fits all, often people find their passion beyond school, don't give up if it hasn't gone your way #alevelresultsday— Theo Paphitis (@TheoPaphitis) August 17, 2017
Good luck to all those getting A level results today 💕— Kathryn Drysdale (@KatkinDrysdale) August 17, 2017
To all receiving A level results, hope it goes well. I remember getting my results via a phone box on poolside ahead of Atlanta '96 Games!— Dame Sarah Storey (@DameSarahStorey) August 17, 2017
Well done to everyone today who had success in their A level results.— Tony Blackburn (@tonyblackburn) August 17, 2017
Former chancellor George Osborne, now editor of the Evening Standard newspaper, also weighed in with a comic drawing comparing the A-level results to current Brexit negotiations.