Love Island stars fear police probes over ‘essential work trips’ to Dubai during lockdown


LOVE Island stars fear police probes over their “essential work trips” to Dubai during lockdown, it has been reported.

A series of high-profile influencers have faced backlash in recent weeks for travelling abroad during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – and some seemingly flouting Tier 4 restrictions in order to do so.

Love Island stars are reported to ‘fear a police probe’ after travelling to Dubai

And it has now been revealed that the stars’ followers have claimed to have called the police on the apparent breaches – leaving the celebs scared to return home.

A source close to a Love Island star who is currently in Dubai said that there is a “groundswell of fear” that they may be forced to prove their luxurious break was “work related”.

They added to the Mirror: “A number of people have claimed they’ve contacted the cops in messages to their account, which has spooked quite a lot of them.

“Some of their agents have been busily deleting them but it’s left everyone freaking out, even if they can argue they are there for work, or whatever work is for them.”

Stars have claimed that the journeys were ‘essential’ for work

It was recently revealed that the stars in Dubai had been bombarded with death threats on social media from cruel trolls.

Brits have been advised to avoid international travel unless necessary for months, but Tier 4 restrictions – which were introduced in December – outright banned people from leaving their local area without good reason.

However, some celebs have claimed that the have gone to Dubai for “work”, although the government made it clear that everybody should work from home if they can.

Earlier this week, Love Island star Olivia Attwood lashed out at the influencers abroad, urging fans to hit them where it hurts and press unfollow as she claimed she was doing more work than them from rainy Manchester.

Olivia Attwood lashed out at influencers who jetted abroad earlier this week

Laura Anderson previously raised eyebrows when she insisted that being an influencer is “really hard” after sharing envy-inducing Instagram posts from Dubai.

She ranted at the time: “This whole thing about everyone hating influencers, I’m just like f**k, this is what I do for a job at the minute. I don’t want to feel c**p.

“I’m thinking maybe, would it be a good idea to give more of an insight into the reality of being an influencer.

“I thought it would be a good idea to give an insight so people don’t hate it as much and realise how hard it is.”

Laura Anderson hit out, saying that being an influencer is ‘really hard’

But Olivia, who has previously clashed with Laura, appeared to hit back at Laura’s excuses in an indirect response on her own social media page.

She said: “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*****ks for are crumbling around them and you’re on the beach telling us ‘you don’t know how hard it is’.

“I’m not saying I won’t be going away, but I won’t be telling you I’m going for work, I’ll just be honest because this country sucks f***ing d**k  and I’m out.”

Gabby Allen said she’d be working from Dubai for the foreseeable

It came days after Olivia started lashing out at celebrities taking lavish holidays and dubbing them “work” on their social media.

She previously told fans: “It’s the constant ‘I’m working, not on holiday’ shout. There is a difference from being able to earn money wherever you are to being there for work.

“Whenever I go on holiday I’ll post content which I can monetise. I’m still on holiday. I don’t go ‘Oh me and Brad have had the most amazing week in Portugal but don’t worry I was flat out working’. You just sound so stupid.”

Laura was previously branded “selfish and distasteful” as she said she longed to go to the gym while on her Dubai break.

Chloe Ferry is among the other reality stars to have jetted abroad

Amber Gill was also forced to hit back at critics when she posted photos from the same sun-soaked city.

Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury faced similar backlash shortly before Christmas, although they had jetted off before stricter restrictions were announced – as did Maura Higgins and Chris Taylor.

Gabby Allen insisted that she will be working from Dubai for the foreseeable after she travelled over.

Chloe Lewis was slammed for her non-socially distanced birthday party in Dubai

Other reality stars have also been slammed, including The Only Way Is Essex’s Chloe Lewis for showing off her lavish 30th birthday in the United Arab Emirates with no social distancing.

Geordie Shore’s Chloe Ferry also sparked outrage when she posted about how happy she was on her holiday.

Meanwhile, Abbey Clancy was forced to delete her family photos from Christmas and New Year in Dubai with husband Peter Crouch and their children after being trolled.

In addition, Love Island’s Zara Holland was arrested and fined in court after she and her coronavirus-positive boyfriend were caught as they tried to flee Barbados to escape quarantine rules.

Abbey Clancy eventually deleted her family holiday pics

One angry Brit previously tweeted: “Really is a kick in the teeth when we’re all stuck in the UK unable to go out or do anything and you’ve got all these celebs loving life in Dubai ‘working’.”

Another fumed: “Honestly how are celebs allowed to travel to different countries when Covid is about.

“No wonder why it’s spreading even more!!! Not hating just saying!”

And other stars have also taken aim at their fellow celebs for going abroad during a pandemic, including Amanda Holden, Christine McGuinness, and even X Factor twins Jedward.

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