A CITY bank worker has been picked as the star of a new advert.

Chris Clyne, 24, joins comedian Susan Calman in the new Bank of Scotland advert which shines the spotlight on the dedication of its key worker staff who continue to support customers during the coronavirus crisis.

Chris, one of the friendly Bank of Scotland faces featured in the advert, usually works at the Sauchiehall Street branch in Glasgow.

He has been working from home since the lockdown, helping contact centre colleagues with webchat queries.

Chris said: “I feel incredibly proud to be able to continue supporting customers at this difficult time. The people of Glasgow really appreciate that we’re still open for business and able to support the community, especially those whose financial circumstances have changed overnight.

“Taking part in the advert was such a unique experience; especially getting to see how we could put it together filming on just our mobile phones. I was delighted to represent my colleagues, and our efforts to support customers through this period of uncertainty.”

Chris moved to Glasgow weeks before the lockdown was introduced to be closer to his girlfriend. His flatmate is still going out to work, giving him space to work from home during the day.

Tara Foley, Managing Director, Bank of Scotland, said: “In such unprecedented times it’s testament to the resilience and dedication of colleagues who have been able to adapt to ensure we can continue to support customerrs when they need us most. They continue to show commitment and compassion at this difficult time, which is why we wanted to showcase the help they are providing to thousands of families across Scotland, whether that’s from a branch, call centre or their own home.”

The advert premiered last Thursday.