February 24, 2021 10.46 am This story is over 17 months old

Jonathan Van Tam wants a Boston United tattoo

The question popped up in a TV interview

England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam is considering getting a tattoo in tribute to his favourite football club Boston United.

The Boston-born professor rose to prominence during the coronavirus pandemic and was named as The Lincolnite’s Person of the Year for 2020.

During an interview with Good Morning Britain, Professor Van-Tam talked about whether the current vaccines are fully effective against all variants, the impact of unlocking schools, and other topics including tattoos.

When host Piers Morgan asked Professor Van-Tam if he’d ever consider getting inked, he said: “When the moment is right, when all this pressure is finished and maybe I’m in a quieter phase of my career, I will have a little left deltoid BUFC.”


Many also noticed that he was displaying a Boston United programme on his bookshelf during his television appearance from his Lincolnshire home. He has also been seen wearing a club tie during televised government briefings.

There is also currently a Facebook group asking people to vote for Boston United to name a stand after the professor.

Questions were submitted to Professor Van-Tam using the hashtag #AskJVT – see a range of his answers below: