A family from the UK who are currently on holiday in Spain appeared on Good Morning Britain.
The Brady family were already on a two-week holiday when the quarantine rules for Spain changed, meaning they will now have to self-isolate for two weeks when they return to the UK.
And viewers weren’t sympathetic to their plight, going as far as to call the family ‘idiots’ for risking a holiday abroad.
The Brady family told GMB hosts Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway that the rule change was an inconvenience, adding that it might affect their business because they won’t be able to work when they get home.
According to them, they wouldn’t have gone on the holiday if they’d know the guidelines would change.
Ben said: “There was always a concern wasn’t there? Because we knew Spain wasn’t free of coronavirus, that maybe some of these spikes would happen.
“What sort of precautions had you taken before you decided to leave and go on holiday?”
Mum Jo responded: “We thought long and hard about going on holiday, we made the decision quite late on, once the Foreign Office had said non-essential travel was OK again.
“We also have friends that live out here and we were in touch with them and they said that everyone out here was following the rules and wearing masks.
“We decided to take the risk, obviously we would not have done that if we had known we’d have to quarantine for 14 days when we got back.”
The Brady family said they were going to try and enjoy the rest of their holiday, saying they were going to ‘make the best of a bad situation’, but people on social media weren’t very sympathetic.
One wrote on Twitter: “So are we supposed to feel sorry for this daft arse family can’t be that much of a Financial impact as you can afford to go on holiday when most family can’t afford to put food on table shouldn’t of gone simple thick as pudding.”
Another added: “No sympathy tbh, the guy had enough money to take his family on holiday now he’s worried about not being able to work,! everyone knows the risks, didn’t they think Spain could have a lockdown as well!”
A third added: “#GMB idiots who are going on holiday Spain knowing there is a world pandemic of a virus that we haven’t got a cure for and yet these are the sort of people who are going to bring the virus back to the UK and cause another lockdown selfish w**kers”.
The Haunting of Bly Manor is now streaming on Netflix
Just in time for Halloween!
The Haunting of Bly Manor comes to Netflix today, just in time for Halloween.
It’s the sequel to The Haunting of Hill House, the hit Netflix series that terrified everyone two years ago.
It’s part of The Haunting anthology and will have no connection to The Haunting of Hill House, with completely new storylines, characters and of course, a brand new terrifying house.
And if you’re looking for something to binge, it’s being released with 10 episodes – making it the perfect thing to do this weekend (if you’re hard enough).
The Haunting of Bly Manor is based on Henry James’ ‘The Turn of the Screw’, a novella horror from 1898 that centres around two children, Flora and Miles, in a country house in Essex.
However, Netflix’s version will be set in the 1980s. Here’s what you can expect of the plot: “After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave hires a young American nanny to care for his orphaned niece and nephew who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen, groundskeeper Jamie and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose.
“But all is not as it seems at the manor, and centuries of dark secrets of love and loss are waiting to be unearthed in this chilling gothic romance. At Bly Manor, dead doesn’t mean gone.”
The series features newcomers Amelie Bea Smith and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, who play the orphaned niece and nephew duo, Flora and Miles.
The show also features Rahul Kohli as chef Owen, Amelia Eve as the groundskeeper Jamie and T’Nia Miller who you might know from Sex Education as the housekeeper Mrs. Grose.
Bly Manor will also see the return of some of the original cast from Hill House, including Henry Thomas as Henry Wingrave and You’s Victoria Pedretti as Dani Clayton, the American nanny.
The Haunting of Bly Manor has dropped on Netflix today, just in time for a Friday night binge.
Paul Hollywood’s ‘rainbow bagels represent the NHS’ comment angers Bake Off fans
Twitter is unimpressed by the comment.
Paul Hollywood has ruffled feathers on this week’s Bake Off episode, after saying rainbow bagels ‘represent the NHS’.
The Great British Bake Off has been back on our screens for three weeks now, previously making headlines and even igniting enough anger in people to complain to Ofcom.
This week, the headlines come after Paul referred to rainbow bagels – set as the technical challenge on this week’s episode – as representing the NHS.
When describing the task in the clip where Paul and Pru try this week’s technical challenge, and we see what it’s actually supposed to look like, Paul said: “I think bagels are a great challenge when you’re making bread.
“You’ve gotta boil them which is unusual. I think the rainbow colours for me, although it originated over in the States, I think it represents the NHS. It does now certainly.”
However, Twitter was having none of it.
The rainbow flag, designed by Gilbert Baker, has been used by the LGBTQ+ community since 1978, reflecting diversity and gay pride.
Each chosen colour represents a specific meaning such as ‘Life’, ‘Art’, and ‘Spirit’.
However most recently, throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the rainbow has been used to demonstrate our thanks to frontline NHS staff who have worked throughout the pandemic.
What do you think, are Bake Off’s rainbow bagels for the NHS, Pride or just bagels?
Great British Bake Off opening episode hit with more than 200 Ofcom complaints
Oh here we go…
Ofcom has received over 200 complaints following Matt Lucas’ sketch of Boris Johnson at the start of the new series of the Great British Bake Off.
202 people have actually taken the time to complain about Matt’s very first scene presenting the show, after replacing Sandi Toksvig.
Ofcom told Metro.co.uk: “We’ve received 202 complaints about the opening sketch.”
The clip sees Matt in a blonde wig standing behind a podium, surrounded with Union Jack flags, wafting a piece of paper.
He began: “Right, good evening. Let’s get straight to it. Stay alert. Protect Cake. Save Loaves.
“We are now approaching phase 46, which means that from Tuesday morning or Wednesday evening, depending on your height, we are seeing, with regards to baking… if you must bake in a tent, then bake in a tent, but please don’t bake in a tent.
“And we are asking people to use common sense with regards to the distribution of hundreds and thousands.”
Noel Fielding was then video called into the briefing to ask a very important question – is it Scone or Scone?
One person tweeted to let everyone know they weren’t happy with the sketch: “Mocking the prime minister straight after his address to the nation is distasteful and not funny.
“He is under a huge amount of pressure with the balancing act of the economy and people’s lives. Stick to baking.”
Someone replied: “I totally agree, why must ever single thing be politicised. I have complained to Off ok. Disgusting.”
Another added: “We want to escape and be entertained by our entertainment shows not annoyed by them”
Most people, however, found the comedy sketch hilarious! One wrote: “Can’t believe all the complaints about this! It was hilarious!” Another added: “Well I thought it was genius. We need cheering up during these awful times.”
What did you think of the sketch? Let us know!