Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash slammed by furious Welsh locals for 'flouting strict lockdown rules' with birthday trip

Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash slammed by furious Welsh locals for 'flouting strict lockdown rules' with birthday trip

October 8, 2020

STACEY Solomon and Joe Swash have been slammed by angry Welsh locals for 'flouting strict lockdown rules' during a recent birthday trip.

The Loose Women star recently shared loved up snaps from the family's short break away to Rhayader, Powys.

The trip was a surprise from her actor boyfriend Joe, to mark Stacey turning 31.

But Welsh locals were less than impressed at the family holiday while many parts of the country are in lockdown to halt the spread of coronavirus.

One unhappy resident asked: "So the question here is…. will they be fined for this?

"As the government states you will be if travelling during lockdown… or is it a different rule for celebrities?????"


While another commented: "County lockdown means we can not meet our family and friends but it's perfectly fine for visitors to come with out being tested."

A third queried: "What about covid restrictions one rule for them and one rule for us!"

A fourth added: "So I can’t go 20mins up the road to take my son football training yet, yet they can do this??"

In fact, the pair – who were joined by sons Leighton, eight, Zachary, 12, and baby Rex – were not breaking any rules and their trip was completely legal.

As one commenter tried to explain: "The area they are from and the area they went to are not on lockdown.

"Frustrating as it is, they haven’t done anything wrong and supported a local business."

Stacey shared a selfie of the family standing in front of a stunning Welsh vista.

Stacey lovingly captioned the post: "All I could ever wish for on my Birthday 🎂On top of the world with my world…

"Joe Joe how did you even find this place? 😭 I love you to the moon and back. What a special, special day.

"Thank you. I would honestly be anywhere with them and my family. Just ANYWHERE. But I couldn’t think of a more perfect place to be than right here".

The family were staying in an adorable "hobbit hole" cottage.



Ex EastEnders actor Joe, 38, started off the celebrations by decking their camper van out in flowers.

The group then set off to the log cabin set in tranquil grassy surroundings of a hill, in the middle of nowhere.

Giving a glimpse into her treat trip on her Instagram stories, Stacey revealed her white unicorn cake which she sat on a beige rug while playing cards.

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