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Amy Willerton claims some influencers are ‘PRETENDING’ to be home when they’re actually in Dubai

Amy Willerton has claimed some influencers are ‘pretending’ to be home when they’re actually in Dubai.

The model, 28, who jetted to the United Arab Emirates last year with daughter Demelza, 12 months, said she feels sorry for those ‘criticised’ who have ‘owned’ being abroad during the pandemic.

Taking to her Instagram Stories on Friday night, Amy engaged in a candid Q&A session and said those deceiving fans should ‘own their truth’.

‘Pretending’: Amy Willerton has claimed some influencers are ‘pretending’ to be home when they’re actually in Dubai

The model insisted that she wouldn’t ‘name any names’ but commented on how ‘sad’ it is that people are ‘getting praise’ when they’re ‘completely lying’ about their whereabouts.  

The I’m A Celebrity star was asked for her thoughts on influencers jetting to Dubai over December and January for ‘work’ and in the process avoiding UK’s third lockdown.

To which Amy answered with: ‘OK, I have a lot to say about this… some of it which I probably shouldn’t say. But I’m a big believer in owning your truth so… 

‘I’m here in Dubai, I see a lot of people, who on social media, are pretending they’re at home. 

'Own it': The model, 28, who jetted to the United Arab Emirates last year with daughter Demelza, 12 months, said she feels sorry for those 'criticised' who have 'owned' being abroad during the pandemic

‘Own it’: The model, 28, who jetted to the United Arab Emirates last year with daughter Demelza, 12 months, said she feels sorry for those ‘criticised’ who have ‘owned’ being abroad during the pandemic 

‘The Netflix, say their at home, I’m in it with you and they’re not… they’re here! Remember, smoking mirrors OK? Social media is NOT real! It’s a glimpse, it’s not that person’s life. 

‘I guess I do feel sorry in some ways for the influencers who came over here and actually just owned the fact they were here and are receiving death threats for it. 

‘I think that is actually really sad when there are a lot of people getting praise when they are completely lying to you all. I’m not naming any names, I’m not like that, but I’m just saying… it’s not real.’

Amy went on to admit that she understands why people are ‘angry’ and ‘upset’ over people travelling during the pandemic as everyone has ‘suffered’ so much.

Candid: Taking to her Instagram Stories on Friday night, Amy engaged in a candid Q&A session and said those deceiving fans should 'own their truth'

No names: The model insisted that she wouldn't 'name any names' but commented on how 'sad' it is that people are 'getting praise' when they're 'completely lying' about their whereabouts

Candid: Taking to her Instagram Stories on Friday night, Amy engaged in a candid Q&A session and said those deceiving fans should ‘own their truth’

She said: 'I'm here in Dubai, I see a lot of people, who on social media, are pretending they're at home. The Netflix, say their at home, I'm in it with you and they're not, they're here! Remember, smoking mirrors OK? Social media is NOT real!' (pictured with her daughter last month)

She said: ‘I’m here in Dubai, I see a lot of people, who on social media, are pretending they’re at home. The Netflix, say their at home, I’m in it with you and they’re not, they’re here! Remember, smoking mirrors OK? Social media is NOT real!’ (pictured with her daughter last month) 

She said: ‘Because people have suffered so much in this, I get why they are angry. I get why people are so upset. I know when I’ve had fears about things that are out of my control like death for instance, putting it out out there. 

‘The only comfort I find is we’re all in it together, we all have to die at some point. That is my way of comforting with that I guess, it’s kind of the same thing in this.

‘Because it is so so awful, your comfort, I think everyone has found in all this… is the community that’s formed from the suffering. Getting through each day.

‘Getting through the first lockdown and we’ve been so lucky we’re not going through that now. 

Liars! 'I think that is actually really sad when there are a lot of people getting praise when they are completely lying to you all. I'm not naming any names, I'm not like that, but I'm just saying... it's not real.'

Liars! ‘I think that is actually really sad when there are a lot of people getting praise when they are completely lying to you all. I’m not naming any names, I’m not like that, but I’m just saying… it’s not real.’ 

‘I’m not going to pretend to know what everyone’s going though right now, I don’t, I don’t, I have no idea how you’re all still doing it. You’re all heroes, I would have 100% rebelled by now.’

Amy added: ‘This virus spreads in a way that, means a lot of people are vulnerable and a lot of people are at risk. 

‘We don’t know enough about it to be able to just carry on life… so for now, I’m going to own the fact I’m here. 

‘I’m going to own the fact I’m extremely lucky and I’m going to try and enjoy each day. Because I’ve got the opportunity to do so which is frigging amazing.’  

Working abroad: 'I guess I do feel sorry in some ways for the influencers who came over here and actually just owned the fact they were here and are receiving death threats for it,' she added

Working abroad: ‘I guess I do feel sorry in some ways for the influencers who came over here and actually just owned the fact they were here and are receiving death threats for it,’ she added 

It comes after fellow reality star, Olivia Attwood recently criticised her influencer pals who said they are ‘working abroad’ amid the coronavirus crisis, before asking fans to stop trolling them. 

Earlier this month, the Love Island star, 29, took to her Instagram Stories from her Manchester home to criticise her reality star and influencer pals, who remain in Dubai, for claiming they are ‘working abroad’ amid the coronavirus crisis.   

Addressing the furore over her comments later in the week, Olivia insisted that she doesn’t want to encourage any ‘hurtful behaviour’ and told any of her angry followers to instead ‘unfollow’ people. 

Grateful: She ended her video with: 'I'm going to own the fact I'm here. 'I'm going to own the fact I'm extremely lucky and I'm going to try and enjoy each day. Because I've got the opportunity to do so which is frigging amazing.'

Grateful: She ended her video with: ‘I’m going to own the fact I’m here. ‘I’m going to own the fact I’m extremely lucky and I’m going to try and enjoy each day. Because I’ve got the opportunity to do so which is frigging amazing.’ 

Olivia’s video came as it was revealed that travellers returning to the UK from the UAE will have to quarantine following a 52 per cent surge in the number of COVID -19 cases there – an undoubted shock for the influencer-packed city.

Influencers’ fun-filled getaways might be overshadowed on their return as travellers returning to the UK need to present proof of a negative Covid test result. 

New arrivals who flout the rules will face a minimum £500 fine, while the operator who transported them will also be fined.

Passengers will still have to quarantine for 10 days regardless of their test results, transport minister Robert Courts said in a statement.

Important: It comes after fellow reality star, Olivia Attwood recently criticised her influencer pals who said they are 'working abroad' amid the coronavirus crisis, before asking fans to stop trolling them in a video from her Manchester home

Important: It comes after fellow reality star, Olivia Attwood recently criticised her influencer pals who said they are ‘working abroad’ amid the coronavirus crisis, before asking fans to stop trolling them in a video from her Manchester home 


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