The ray of sunshine that is Sir Ian McKellen is one of the first celebrities to be given the vaccine against COVID-19 in the UK.

The NHS in the UK has been rolling out the first Pfizer/BioNTech for the past week and a half, with those over the age of 80 the first in line. And now the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'X-Men' actor Sir Ian McKellen has also received the vaccine, stating that he feels "euphoric" after his dose.

After having his first of two doses of the vaccine, McKellen said he would have "no hesitation in recommending it to anyone". He later went on to praise the NHS, saying he wishes to "give them all a big hug".

The actor of stage and movies is urging those to get the jab for their own safety, saying: "It is invasive of course, it looks like a weapon - a needle - but it isn't, it's a friend!"

Here's the full interview with Sir Ian McKellen, as he wears his rainbow scarf with pride (and a mask).

Just last week, there was another interview that went viral after a 91-year-old man's heartwarming interview about his journey into the hospital to get his own vaccine.