Stars from UK reality TV shows have been seen partying in Dubai despite being criticised for spending time in the city amid UK lockdown.
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Among the names at the bash held at the Meshico on the Pointe at the Palm Jumeirah, were Yazmin Oukhellou and Georgia Harrison.
They were joined by the likes of Yaz’s boyfriend James Lock, Joshua Ritchie, Max Wyatt, Joss Mooney, Callum Weekender and Gabby Allen’s boyfriend Brandon Myers.
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Love Island star Georgia, who lives in Dubai, according to her Instagram, shared clips from their evening.
The stars were seen in the footage enjoying a slap-up meal in a busy restaurant, as well as table-side performances from a live band.
Under UK lockdown rules, international travel is prohibited apart from limited exceptions such as work.
The stars are all in Dubai for work but some fans have taken to social media to accused them of ‘exploiting a grey area in the rules’.
One fuming social media user said: “Next time there is a pandemic, I think I will move to Dubai, because while everyone around the world suffers and struggles through Covid, “influencers” and celebrities seem to be having an absolute blast, partying, vibing and forgetting that there’s a f***ing pandemic going on…”
Another raged: “So-called ‘influencers’ celebrate jet-setting to Dubai in the middle of a pandemic, whilst working-class people struggle to feed their children, get attacked for seeing friends in a park, and wait anxiously for the vaccine. One rule for those at the top and one for everyone else.”
A third added: “Not ‘influencers’ using the excuse of working to go to Dubai but the past week all they’ve posted is them partying and dining?? Make it make sense babe.”
It comes after former Love Island star Olivia Attwood took to Instagram earlier in the week to hit out at influencers.
She blasted then for complaining about their “hard” lives when people are “losing family members and struggling to pay rent”.
The bombshell raged: “Some things I’ve seen legit over the past 24 hours are people on their stories saying how ‘hard’ it is.
“People are losing their family members daily. They can’t pay rent and their businesses they’ve worked their f***ing b******s off for are crumbling around them and you’re on the beach telling us ‘you don’t know how hard it is’.”