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21 December 2020, 12:58
Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury have defended their decision to jet off to the Maldives despite the ongoing coronavirus restrictions.
Molly-Mae Hague and boyfriend Tommy Fury, like a lot of reality stars at the moment, have spent the past few weeks on holiday abroad, spending some time in Dubai with pals Maura Higgins and Chris Taylor before flying to the Maldives.
During their time away, the UK has faced tougher coronavirus restrictions such as the introduction of tier four in London and the South East, forcing millions to cancel their plans for Christmas.
As Love Island stars Molly and Tommy enjoyed a lavish dinner at an underwater restaurant, she was hit with criticism for their decision to jet off on holiday despite the rising Covid infections and tightening of restrictions in the UK.
Taking to Instagram Stories to respond to the backlash, the 21-year-old wrote: “In response to the messages I'm already getting about us being away throughout this time...
"Please understand that Tommy and I left the UK from Cheshire which was in Tier 2 at the time. We didn't break any rules coming away."
She continued: "If we knew these rules were going to be put in place then obviously we would have never left the UK.
"The minute we arrive home we will be following government guidelines."
Tommy also addressed the changing tier levels, saying on his own Instagram he’s “thinking of everyone at home.”