Lorraine Kelly demands government to cancel Christmas to save lives amid Covid-19 in furious rant
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Lorraine Kelly has demanded the British government to cancel Christmas this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The 60 year old, who was recently left "embarrassed" as she suffered a wardrobe malfunction moments before going on air, appeared on Good Morning Britain on Thursday morning to rant to hosts Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid after the pair were joined by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace.
The Defence Secretary had come on the show to talk about the potentially "severe" consequences of large gatherings this Christmas while the deadly virus continues to hospitalise people.
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His argument came after reports claimed that if Covid-19 restrictions are eased for the holiday, the country may end up in lockdown for the entirety of January.
Clearly angered by this, Lorraine told Ben, 45, and 49 year old Susanna that the government should "just say it" and announce that Christmas this year is simply cancelled.
"I’m getting so frustrated about this and I know how important Christmas is, I really do," she said.
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"But for goodness sake, will we stop all this wooliness and trying to be nice and wanting to be loved and wanting to be liked. The leaders who are in charge – say what is right for the country and what is going to save lives."
Lorraine, who recently made the Queen's Birthday Honours list, went on: "I mean, what is more important? Having a dinner and being with your family or keeping everybody safe?
"It’s a no brainer so stop waffling about and say it as it is, 'That’s it, it’s gone. Sorry.'
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"You have to be with a smaller amount of people this year, that’s going to be hard, but it means in the New Year, we’ll all get over this quicker."
Many viewers agreed with the star as they flocked to Twitter to voice their opinions.
"Yes yes yes. Too much pressure to enjoy Christmas. Many won’t be able to this year because they have lost someone. Why make it likely more people will die in the new year?" one person wrote.
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Another said: "We should continue with the restrictions. Xmas can come back next year. This is not a game. People are dying. Stay safe is this year's Christmas message."
While a third added: "Well said Lorraine….Christmas will be different but we need to get on with this and beat it not break the rules as Ms Samuels is suggesting."
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