Janet Street Porter has taken aim at Boris Johnson after he warned people over physical contact, as lockdown measures ease.
The Prime Minister announced on Tuesday that people will finally be able to mix indoors in groups of six, and will be able to hug each other for the first time in months.
But he urged the public to go ahead with caution and common sense, as close contact is a ‘direct way or transmitting’ coronavirus.
Addressing his comments on today’s instalment of Loose Women, Janet was having absolutely none of his sentiment – coming after rumours of his private life swirled.
‘I’m going to hug people. I’ve had a few sneaky hugs in the last few weeks,’ she told the ITV panel.
‘I do find it funny that we’re being told by a Prime Minister to be cautious and to act with common sense when it comes to our sex lives and obviously… looking at his track record.’
Janet Street Porter took aim at Boris Johnson on Loose Women (Picture: ITV)
‘There’s a bit of a black mark in that department, Boris,’ she continued to her shocked co-stars.
‘And then Matt Hancock and Michael Gove saying that now we can make friendly contact with each other as long as we’re sensible – I don’t necessarily think it’s the government’s job to tell me how to conduct my private life.
‘But I do think is that this new set of rules means one night stands will back.’
Good to know…
Boris Johnson unveiled the latest step in measures to ease lockdown (Picture: AFP)
The current PM has been in the headlines over the last few weeks amid questions over how he funded a costly revamp of his Downing Street home – with a formal investigation taking place to uncover where the funds for the makeover came from.
Mr Johnson appealed to the public to keep their wits about them as he eased lockdown measures, in the battle against coronavirus.
From next Monday, the public will be able to mix indoors in groups of six, with restaurants, pubs, theatres and cinemas reopening.
‘Setting out the risks for everyone to make their own choices. This doesn’t mean we can suddenly throw caution to the winds,’ he vowed in a press conference after unveiling his plans.
‘In fact, more than a year into this pandemic, we all know that close contact – such as hugging – is a direct way of transmitting this disease.
‘So I urge you to think about the vulnerability of your loved ones, whether they’ve had a vaccine – one, or two doses – and whether there’s been time for that vaccine to take effect.
‘Remember: outdoors is always safer than indoors, and if you’re meeting indoors, remember to open a window and let in the fresh air.’
The PM added people should still follow social distancing rules when apart from friends and family, such as at work and on public transport. The importance of getting tested for Covid-19 on a regular basis was also stressed.
Loose Women continues on weekdays, at 12.30pm, on ITV.Credit: Original article published here.