Emmerdale’s Lisa Riley leaves fans fuming after admitting she broke lockdown rules and moved from Bury to Yorkshire – The Sun

EMMERDALE fans were not happy today when Lisa Riley admitted she had moved house during the lockdown.

Lisa, 43, appeared on ITV's Lorraine this morning and spoke about isolating during the global coronavirus pandemic.

⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates


The soap star said she spent the first two weeks in Derry, Northern Ireland, before moving back home to Yorkshire after her fiancé Al returned from the US.

Speaking to host Lorraine Kelly, Lisa said: "Lockdown's not too bad, it's how you cope with it.

"The first two weeks I was homeschooling my nieces and nephews in Derry and my other half ended up getting back from America so now we're back home together. I think it's all about giving each other space."

Although Lorraine appeared to ignore the comment, fans at home weren't so understanding and took to Twitter to vent.

One person asked: "Why did you not ask Lisa Riley whom gave her permission to move from one home in lockdown to another home. If.she can why cant the many that are facing physical abuse (sic)."

A second person tweeted: "Did I hear that right? Did Lisa Riley say for the first 2 weeks she home schooled her nephew in Bury, then her partner returned home from the States so she went home. Surely that was against the guidance from the government."

A third person also complained, and wrote: "I’ve noticed @GMB like pulling people to account. Why has Lorraine Kelly just ignored the fact Lisa Riley has just said she spent 1st 2 weeks of lockdown in 1 property & now moved to another when her partner returns from USA? #COVID19 #coronavirus #StayHome."

Another viewer commented on the fact that Lisa had been to the shops to buy hair dye as her grey roots have started showing.

"@reallorraine so Lisa Riley spent the first 2 weeks at a different house and went to shops to buy hair die Eyes is that not a problem … (sic)" they asked.

Lisa later shared a selfie of her natural roots on Twitter, and captioned it: "COME ON EVERYONE! If you saw me on
@lorraine @itv this morning then it’s time embrace our LOCKDOWN ROOTS and we can #share our photos together #shareoursilvers it’s a LAUGH we all need right now!"

And it seems Lisa was certainly keen to cheer herself up after she revealed she lost her great uncle to COVID-19.

Lisa's relative sadly passed away from the virus aged 104 after being admitted into hospital.

She told Lorraine: "My beautiful uncle Burt, he was 104. He had a bad fall at home and went into hospital. Unfortunately he is one of the statistics, but what a life to celebrate."

The star – who is best known for playing Mandy Dingle on the ITV soap – revealed her family are planning to remember Burt by throwing a BBQ once lockdown is over.

She added: "Its horrible we can't go to the funeral, but I was on the phone to my auntie Eleanor and I said, 'What was one of uncle Burt's favourite things?' It was his family BBQ's.

"When all this is all over we hope to get together, have a BBQ and play all his Frank Sinatra favourites and sing like uncle Burt would have done."


Source: Read Full Article