Actress Lucy Fallon made a tongue-in-cheek swipe at reality stars and influencers who have been living it up in Dubai.
The former Coronation Street actress had a go at a host of TV personalities who have been sunning themselves in the Middle East over the past few months, with some even being paid to promote the country.
As reports the Mirror, Instagram has been awash with celebrities enjoying the splendour and lavish treatment and sharing the results online.
Love Island’s Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury were among some who were criticised for going before Christmas, with Chloe Ferry, Georgia Steele and Olivia Bowen joining a mass of stars seeing in the New Year in the UAE.
TOWIE’s Amber Turner, Dan Edgar, Yazmin Oukhellou and James Lock also welcomed 2021 in with a trip to Dubai.
The glamorous EuroMillions winner, who won £1million aged just 17, has been taking in the sites of the country no less than twice in a month.
The first saw the Edinburgh-born influencer celebrating her 24th birthday on December 1, and the most recent being shared on Instagram as she arrived at the airport in Dubai just ahead of New Year’s Eve.
Most have explained their trips have been for “business purposes” – with many sharing their plans on their social media pages.
That didn’t stop actress Lucy, 25, having a little pop.
The star took to Instagram herself to mock those partying in the UAE while the rest of the UK has to stay at home.
Lucy posted three Stories from a freezing beach in Fleetwood, Lancashire, joking that it was the sunshine destination.
“Can’t believe I’m in Dubai for 2021 xxx” she mocked on the first one, before adding: “Look at this dubai sand” with a sad looking shot.
A third was a selfie with a familiar theme.
“HNY from Dubai” she posted as she wore a thick coat and hood as she took a chilly walk.
Reality stars have come under fire for leaving the UK as the pandemic worsens.
They have jetted nearly 5,000 miles away to escape the current Covid-19 restrictions as most of the country is plunged into Tier 4.
Cocktails in lavish bars and dancing the night away at some of the best night clubs in the world are the orders of the day.
On New Year’s Eve Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Health and Prevention reported 4 deaths, 1,730 new coronavirus cases – bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 207,822.
X Factor stars Jedward took aim last week at those who visited the country despite it still being illegal to be gay there.
“Info for influencers promoting Dubai!” John and Edward wrote on Twitter.
“It has coronavirus but doesn’t have rights for LGBTQ+ so please stop promoting countries where it’s criminal to kiss the one you love!”