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Celebrity actor and former footballer Vinnie Jones has described plant-based diets as a ‘good way to go’ for a healthier lifestyle.

The star, who recently featured in Alpro’s latest oat-milk campaign, made the comment in an exclusive interview with the Mirror.

‘Lovely vegan foods’

He told the news outlet: “I’m massively into conservation and nature, especially the British countryside. Going forward, plant-based food is where we’ve got to be.

“There are some lovely vegan foods out there. It’s a good way to go, for the environment, and a healthier lifestyle.”

Jones did point out that he isn’t completely plant-based himself, adding: “I do love a steak, though. It’s ­probably my favorite meal.”

Vegan milk campaign

Earlier this month, Jones recreated a famous dairy campaign – but this time swapped out cow’s milk for a vegan alternative.

He teamed up with pop star Pixie Lott and boxer Nicola Adams for the campaign by plant-based giant Alpro.

The campaign, which features the slogan ‘Make Yours Oat’ parodies a famous 2010 pro-dairy version called ‘Make Milk Mine’, which enrolled the three celebrities to boost sales.

Jones said: “Let’s not beat around the bush – in 2020, we all know there’s a new ‘tache in town. I was a bit reluctant to have a good shave before the shoot and lose my rugged good looks – but I think the ‘moat-stache’ looks pretty damn good on me. I’m taking it back to Hollywood.”

Liam Gilliver

Liam is the Deputy Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Plant Based News. He has written for a number of top publications including Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post -...