Helen Mirren joins forces with Italian comic for a hilarious sketch to promote ...

Helen Mirren has joined forces with an Italian comic for a hilarious sketch to encourage locals to get the Covid vaccine.

The Oscar winner, 75, appeared in the fun clip with comedian Checco Zalone, who falls madly in love with her upon learning she's had the jab and launches into a passionate tune in her honour.

It comes as finally reached its target of administering 500,000 vaccines per day after a slow start to its distribution of jabs, with at least 14 million people receiving their first injection so far.

Get jabbed! Helen Mirren has joined forces with an Italian comic for a hilarious sketch to encourage locals to get the Covid vaccine

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Get jabbed! Helen Mirren has joined forces with an Italian comic for a hilarious sketch to encourage locals to get the Covid vaccine

In the sketch, titled La Vacinda, Zalone, whose real name is Luca Pasquale Medici, playing a flustered Spaniard stopping at a house in Puglia, where Helen currently owns a farmhouse, to ask her for directions.

The actress, who is tending to a tree, offers some advice on where to go, but Zalone is clearly distracted by her exposed shoulder.

Asking why she has her right shoulder open, Helen noted she'd received her Covid vaccination, leading Zalone to launch into a romantic Latin love song for her.

Funny: The Oscar winner appeared in the fun clip with comedian Checco Zalone, who falls madly in love with her upon learning she's had the jab

Funny: The Oscar winner appeared in the fun clip with comedian Checco Zalone, who falls madly in love with her upon learning she's had the jab

The video then showed the pair enjoying a romantic walk in the vineyards and enjoying tea at her farmhouse. 

The chorus is a reference to Helen's jabbed status, saying: 'I love to dance with you, O'Vacinada, face to face with this immunised old girl.

He later sings: 'I don't care if your ankles are a bit swollen… Your movements are so suave and sensual it seems your femur is original.' 

Zalone posted the

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