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Reality star Sam Faiers has celebrated her 30th birthday with a Tier-2 restriction defying night out in London, but apparently she didn’t break any coronavirus rules as it was technically work.
The TV star doesn’t actually turn 30 until New Year’s Eve, but she kicked off her festivities early with a night on the town with sister Billie and mum Suzie Wells.
Current coronavirus rules for London ban mixing indoors with people you don’t live with, and the trio span three different households.
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They stayed at a penthouse suite and went out for a posh meal at Park Chinois in Mayfair, but should not be subject to a fine as the party was actually for work, according to a report by The Sun.
Faiers’ 30th bash was being filmed for the family’s ITVBe documentary series The Mummy Diaries, meaning that it fell under the list of exemptions which includes meeting indoors for work events.
She shared some snaps on social media, captioned: “It’s a little early in the month.. but let my birthday celebrations begin.”
The Mummy Diaries follows the Faiers sisters’ experiences of parenting their young children.
Singer Rita Ora also celebrated her 30th in recent weeks, but was forced to make a public apology and pay a £10,000 fine as her party at a West London restaurant broke lockdown rules.
The gathering – attended by Cara and Poppy Delevingne and Vas Morgan – also happened in a period of time when Ora should have been isolating as she had just returned from a trip to Egypt.
She said: "This was a serious and inexcusable error of judgement. Given the restrictions, I realise how irresponsible these actions were and I take full responsibility.
"I feel particularly embarrassed knowing first-hand how hard people have worked to combat this terrible illness and being fully aware of the sacrifices that people and businesses have made to help keep us all safe.”
Faiers’ representatives have been contacted for comment.
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