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Dame Judi Dench, 85, says TikTok 'saved her life' in lockdown

Dame Judi Dench, 85, reveals TikTok 'saved her life' amid the coronavirus crisis after appearing alongside grandson Sam Williams in a

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Dame Judi Dench, 85, reveals TikTok ‘saved her life’ amid the coronavirus crisis after appearing alongside grandson Sam Williams in a slew of light-hearted videos

Dame Judi Dench has revealed that TikTok ‘saved her life’ amid the coronavirus crisis.

The 85-year-old actress has been delighting fans by joining her 22-year-old grandson Sam Williams in a slew of light-hearted videos during lockdown.

Speaking to Channel 4 News about her new social media prowess, she said: ‘It saved my life.’ 

Candid: Dame Judi Dench, 85, has revealed that TikTok'saved her life' amid the coronavirus crisis

Candid: Dame Judi Dench, 85, has revealed that TikTok ‘saved her life’ amid the coronavirus crisis

She elaborated: ‘It’s just that every day is so uncharted. You wake up and you wonder what day it is and then you wonder what date it is and sometimes what month. 

‘And then you think, “Well what do I do today?” And if the prospect is, “Well, what is there to do today?”‘ 

The Oscar winner went on to add that she does not think theatres will be able to open anytime soon as the pandemic continues.

Choreographed: The 85-year-old actress has been delighting fans by joining her 22-year-old grandson Sam Williams in a slew of light-hearted videos during lockdown

Choreographed: The 85-year-old actress has been delighting fans by joining her 22-year-old grandson Sam Williams in a slew of light-hearted videos during lockdown

She said: ‘It’s a desperate feeling. Will they ever open again? I don’t know. 

‘Certainly, I’m sure not in my lifetime. I can’t see how it’s going to recover… I’m not saying it should be more prioritised than anything else but it just is going to be a very serious affect on all of us.’

During lockdown Judi initially began appearing virtually in Sam’s choreographed TikTok dances from their individual homes.

But on Sunday the pair were finally able to record one of their viral videos in person as UK prime minister Boris Johnson lifted lockdown restrictions. 

Family: On Sunday the pair were finally able to record one of their viral videos in person as UK prime minister Boris Johnson lifted lockdown restrictions

Family: On Sunday the pair were finally able to record one of their viral videos in person as UK prime minister Boris Johnson lifted lockdown restrictions

Sam, who has gained a huge following on TikTok over the past three months thanks to his team-ups with his famous grandmother, reunited with Judi and roped in his mum, actress Finty Williams, for a family dance. 

Keeping their distance, the three took part in the Laxed Siren Beat dance, looking perfectly synchronised. 

‘When Bojo let’s you film a family TikTok #fyp #fy #foryou #mother #grandmother #viral #dance,’ Sam captioned the video. 

Sam’s videos have gone viral not just for his and Judi’s dance moves but also because many fans have mistaken the red-head for singer Ed Sheeran. 

Thanks Bojo! Sam, who has gained a huge following on TikTok over the past three months, reunited with Judi and roped in his mum, actress Finty Williams, for a family dance

Thanks Bojo! Sam, who has gained a huge following on TikTok over the past three months, reunited with Judi and roped in his mum, actress Finty Williams, for a family dance

In 2017, Judi revealed a story in which she was out in London’s Convent Garden with her grandson when they were stopped by a passer-by who asked for a photo. 

She happily agreed – only to be told that the fan actually wanted a snap of Sam, who he wrongly believed was Ed.

When Ed heard the story through a showbiz agent, he obtained Sam’s mobile number and sent him a text saying: ‘I hear I look a lot like you.’ 

With Judi declaring in The Lady: ‘I lost my heart to Ed over that.’ 

Screens: During lockdown Judi initially began appearing virtually in Sam's choreographed TikTok dances from their individual homes

Screens: During lockdown Judi initially began appearing virtually in Sam’s choreographed TikTok dances from their individual homes

Meanwhile, last year the actress told how Ed actually approached Sam and asked him to be his stunt double.

The Skyfall actress told The Mirror: ‘He gets mobbed. Now he looks like him even more so’ before explaining the chart-topper invited the family to a show and asked Sam if he’d like to be his double. 

However, Sam, who works at a casting agency, turned down the star, with Judi adding: ‘Sammy refuses to do that, he’s very good.’

Uncanny: Sam's videos have gone viral not just for his and Judi's dance moves but also because many fans have mistaken the red-head for singer Ed Sheeran

Twinning: Last year the actress told how Ed actually approached Sam and asked him to be his stunt double

Uncanny: Sam’s videos have gone viral not just for his and Judi’s dance moves but also because many fans have mistaken the red-head for singer Ed Sheeran

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