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Love Island’s Montana Brown under fire for lockdown comments while in Barbados

She has been soaking up the sun in Barbados since jetting off to the sun-filled Caribbean island, narrowly avoiding Britain’s third national lockdown.

And Montana Brown gave a glimpse into her Barbados trip as she shared a bikini-clad video dancing with her pal Frankie to Instagram on Friday.

The Love Island star, 25, was the envy of her 1.3million followers as she flaunted her toned physique in a skimpy blue and white striped two-piece.

Sun-kissed: Montana Brown has given a glimpse into her Barbados trip as she shared a bikini-clad video dancing with her pal Frankie to Instagram on Friday

She appeared to be in unfazed by the current Covid-19 restrictions back in the UK as she happily danced along to popular tune Fergalicious in her Barbados hotel room.

Montana loosely swept her brunette tresses into a high bun and sported a large pair of round sunglasses as she perfected the dance routine.

Her pal Frankie showed off her bronzed physique in a vibrant red two-piece and let her golden tresses fall naturally across her shoulders as she danced freely.

But Montana came under fire for sharing ‘what she’s been doing in lockdown’, despite having been in Barbados when the UK was plunged into a third lockdown.

Fun times: The Love Island star, 25, was the envy of her 1.3million followers as she flaunted her toned physique in a skimpy blue and white striped two-piece

Fun times: The Love Island star, 25, was the envy of her 1.3million followers as she flaunted her toned physique in a skimpy blue and white striped two-piece

'It's disgusting': But Montana came under fire for sharing 'what she's been doing in lockdown', despite having been in Barbados when the UK was plunged into a third lockdown

‘It’s disgusting’: But Montana came under fire for sharing ‘what she’s been doing in lockdown’, despite having been in Barbados when the UK was plunged into a third lockdown

Alongside her clip, she penned: ‘when people ask what you’ve been doing in lockdown…. with my Babygirl @frankiebowdenn’

The TV star was then slammed by Instagram users, who claimed that the star was ‘hardly in lockdown’ as she had ‘escaped the UK’ in favour of balmy Barbados.

On December 20, London and surrounding areas were plunged into Tier 4, which saw travel abroad for leisure ‘not permitted’, with exceptions only allowed for reasons such as work, education and childcare. 

One angry fan fumed: ‘When the rest of the U.K. are following the rules and not travelling…..’

While another commented: ‘LOCKDOWN?! Please stop’

And a third wrote: ‘Hardly lockdown. Do anything to escape the uk whilst we’re all in the shit’

Criticism: But the TV star was slammed by Instagram users, who claimed that the star was 'hardly in lockdown' as she had 'escaped the UK' in favour of balmy Barbados

Criticism: But the TV star was slammed by Instagram users, who claimed that the star was ‘hardly in lockdown’ as she had ‘escaped the UK’ in favour of balmy Barbados 

Barbados: She appeared to be in unfazed by the current Covid-19 restrictions back in the UK as she happily danced along to popular tune Fergalicious in her Barbados hotel room

Pals: Her friend Frankie showed off her bronzed physique in a vibrant red two-piece and let her golden tresses fall naturally across her shoulders as she danced freely

Barbados: She appeared to be in unfazed by the current Covid-19 restrictions back in the UK as she happily danced along to popular tune Fergalicious in her Barbados hotel room

A fourth angrily penned: ‘How are you all getting away with this. Then rub it in everyones faces. It’s disgusting and you c list celebs need to stop putting this all over the internet.’

The Barbados government has recently brought in tough measures to suppress coronavirus transmission on the popular winter holiday destination.

Those breaking Covid laws on the island face an £18,000 fine or jail. 

Her video comes as hoards of reality stars have been slammed for jetting off to the tropics for ‘work’ while the UK wallows under a third national lockdown back home. 

Before jetting out to the Caribbean, Montana had asked her Instagram followers whether they would like her to share content from the trip due to current restrictions in the UK.

Bikini snaps: Before jetting out to the Caribbean, Montana asked her Instagram fans if they would like her to share content from the trip due to current restrictions in the UK

Bikini snaps: Before jetting out to the Caribbean, Montana asked her Instagram fans if they would like her to share content from the trip due to current restrictions in the UK

The majority voted yes, so Montana has since been sharing sizzling snaps of her basking in the winter sun on her balmy trip.

Prior to her jaunt in Barbados, the reality star spent time in the Maldives on a work trip.

Last month, the reality TV star hit back at critics who slammed her business trip to the Maldives in the midst of the ongoing pandemic and during lockdown.

Stressing she had carefully planned her trip to abide by guidelines, a spokesperson said: ‘Montana is in the Maldives for work purposes shooting her campaign for her company Swim Society. This is allowed under government guidelines.’

In a YouTube video shared by Montana ahead of the Maldives trip, the TV star joined her business partner in explaining: ‘Everybody has been isolating, I’m not going out. 

‘The quarantine coming back from the Maldives has been lifted.’ 

Yes please! The majority of her followers voted yes, so Montana has since been sharing sizzling snaps of her basking in the winter sun on her trip

Yes please! The majority of her followers voted yes, so Montana has since been sharing sizzling snaps of her basking in the winter sun on her trip

She continued: ‘We’re being very careful. We don’t want people to think we’re being sneaky. It is an influencer trip but we’re not being sneaky.

‘I can’t take a picture out in the garden with the leaves, I can’t put my wellies on.’ 

Her latest carefree video comes after it was announced on Friday that the rule forcing travellers to present a negative COVID-19 test before travelling to the UK will be imposed next week to give 100,000 Britons abroad the chance to get home.

The announcement may be particularly daunting for many holidaymakers as they struggle to get access to mass testing facilities at their holiday destinations.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said nobody will be able to depart for Britain by plane, train or ferry unless they present a ‘recognised’ test result taken within 72 hours on check-in along with a valid passport and visa if required. 

New restrictions: It comes after it was revealed that the rule forcing travellers to present a negative COVID-19 test before travelling to the UK will be imposed next week

New restrictions: It comes after it was revealed that the rule forcing travellers to present a negative COVID-19 test before travelling to the UK will be imposed next week

He added that airlines or other travel firms such as Eurostar or P&O would be forced by law to check – and turn back anyone without one.

Anyone who slips through will face a £500 on-the-spot fine. It is not clear whether they will then forced into quarantine or prosecuted. 

Travellers will have to self-isolate for ten days after arrival, regardless of whether they tested negative, to the ire of industry leaders who on Friday declared the plan will further damage Britain’s travel industry. 

They are already having to check for a passenger locator form so we can contact them if it later transpires they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive.

‘For the time being at least these forms and tests are a reality of travel – but we hope that soon most people will be vaccinated so this is not something we will want to do permanently.’ 

Sun-filled trips: Prior to her jaunt in Barbados, Montana spent time in the Maldives on a work trip, stressing that she had carefully planned her trip to abide by guidelines

Sun-filled trips: Prior to her jaunt in Barbados, Montana spent time in the Maldives on a work trip, stressing that she had carefully planned her trip to abide by guidelines

Shapps said the new rules will be imposed in five or six days time to avoid a scramble to get back from abroad.

‘The carriers, airlines, train operators or a ferry, would be required by law to check for a test result in the same way they check you have a passport or if you are going to the States you have a visa or a visa waiver,’ he told Sky News.

‘They will need to check whether you have a coronavirus test valid within the 72 hours before you fly.

It comes after a flurry of reality stars have been slammed over the past few weeks for jetting off to the likes of the Maldives, St Barts and Dubai.

Amid yacht trips and nights out, a host of stars have maintained their trips have been for business purposes with many confirming their work plans on social media or to publications through their representatives. 

Living it up: It comes after a flurry of reality stars have been slammed over the past few weeks for jetting off to the lives of the Maldives, St Barts and Dubai (Love Island's Kaz Crossley and Ellie Brown, pictured)

Living it up: It comes after a flurry of reality stars have been slammed over the past few weeks for jetting off to the lives of the Maldives, St Barts and Dubai (Love Island’s Kaz Crossley and Ellie Brown, pictured)

While some jetted out prior to the UK’s travel ban, when Prime Minister Boris Johnson enforced another lockdown on the nation, others have jetted off since then, under the ‘for work purposes’ loophole.

Despite the Covid-19 crisis worsening, stars of TOWIE, Love Island and Geordie Shore appear to be soaking up the sun around the globe in their droves. 

On December 20, London and surrounding areas were plunged into Tier 4, which saw travel abroad for leisure ‘not permitted’, with exceptions only allowed for reasons such as work, education and childcare. 

Since the start of the New Year, the restrictions have been extended to the nation as the UK was plunged into another lockdown with people being urged to ‘stay home’ to control the virus.

Caribbean: The Barbados government have recently brought in tough measures to suppress coronavirus transmission on the popular winter holiday destination

Caribbean: The Barbados government have recently brought in tough measures to suppress coronavirus transmission on the popular winter holiday destination


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