Phillip Schofield couldn’t resist taking a swipe at Kay Burley after she breached Covid rules to celebrate her 60th birthday.
On today’s This Morning, Phillip and Holly Willoughby spoke to advice columnist Deidre Sanders as they opened the phone lines for guidance around Christmas.
However, Burley’s slip up was soon brought into the fold as she’s pulled from her job at Sky News until at least 2021.
With government guidelines limiting families to three households this festive season, Deidre admitted she’d already spoken to people who have decided to ignore the rules for a huge party.
With one person telling her they were planning to have ‘16 people over’, Phillip immediately joked: ‘It’s not Kay Burley, is it?’
Reporter Burley apologised on Monday for ‘inadvertently breaking tier two rules’ while out with her friends this weekend.
She was notably absent from her position on Tuesday morning, and will continue to be so until next year.
The journalist explained to her Twitter followers that she had spent Saturday night at a ‘Covid-compliant restaurant’ in London, before flouting the rules by using a toilet in another venue while waiting for a taxi home.
According to reports, Kay went to the Century Club in Soho to mark the occasion in a group of 10 that included three of her Sky colleagues, who are also now going to be pulled from air.
Kay’s party sat at two tables before going on to a nearby restaurant.
A smaller group of four then returned to her home to continue the celebrations.
A spokesperson for Sky News said: ‘We place the highest importance on complying with the government guidelines on Covid, and we expect all our people to comply.
‘We were disappointed to learn that a small number of Sky News staff may have engaged in activity that breached the guidelines.
‘Although this took place at a social event in personal time, we expect all our people to follow the rules that are in place for everyone. An internal process is under way to review the conduct of the people involved.’
This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV.
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