The Loose Women panel were seen welcoming news of a lockdown break over Christmas, with the stars revealing they are ‘delighted’ to hear they can see their family.
Monday’s broadcast saw Andrea McLean joined on the Loose Women panel by Linda Robson, Judi Love and Brenda Edwards, with the new lockdown rules regarding Christmas being hot topic of conversation.
It’s been reported that up to four households will be allowed to create new social bubbles over the Christmas period, allowing people to see their families after weeks of being apart.
Reacting to the news, Linda said she was ‘delighted’ to hear she can finally see her loved ones, including her grandkids and her sister, who has been battling breast cancer.
She told Andrea: ‘I’m delighted I’ll be able to see my grandchildren and my kids over Christmas, it’s depressing enough being in lockdown in normal circumstances every day.’
Linda said the news was ‘like a godsend’ to her and while her family will ‘take every precaution’, she is ‘absolutely delighted’ they can be briefly reunited.
Brenda agreed, telling viewers at home she ‘welcomes’ the lockdown break.
‘It’s nice that everybody is going to get the opportunity to come back together,’ Brenda said – although she did stress the need for people to stay ‘cautious’ and act responsibly.
‘I do feel that people need to be a bit cautious and responsible because Covid hasn’t gone anywhere just because they’re letting everybody out for Christmas. People need to be responsible within their families and within their households.’
Judi shared her thoughts and insisted a five day break between Christmas Eve and December 28 is so ‘needed’.
‘It’s so needed, people need to spend time with loved ones, they need to be touched and feel cared for,’ she said.
Their views were very different to that of Good Morning Britain’s Dr Hilary Jones, who was seen warning families that the lockdown break could be a ‘recipe for disaster’.
He stressed: ‘If we come out of lockdown with no strategy to control infection rates, then Christmas is going to be a disaster and we’re going to reap the results of that in February and March.’
Loose Women airs weekdays on ITV at 12.30pm.
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