Adil Ray has revealed he now has to spend Christmas alone after heading to London this weekend to present Good Morning Britain.
The host, 46, spoke about how the capital’s move to Rank 4 affected his plans during the holiday season on Tuesday’s show, as he traveled ahead of Prime Minister Boris’ announcement Johnson.
Adil explained that he had to self-isolate for 10 days upon his return to Birmingham, as directed by local authorities.
All alone: Adil Ray has revealed he now has to spend Christmas alone after heading to London over the weekend to present Good Morning Britain
The TV personality shared her sadness that she couldn’t even take her dog Robin for a walk for the 10-day period.
Charlotte Hawkins said, “It looks like you’re going to have a different way back home.”
Adil replied, “Late last night just before I went to bed, I just started listening to Radio 4 or something and I was like ‘hang on, this is about isolating yourself, I think this applies to me ”.
Upset: The presenter, 46, spoke about how the capital’s move to level 4 affected him on Tuesday’s show
“Because I’m from Birmingham, which is level 3, and I came to work – which you are allowed to do – at level 4… On the weekend I went down, it was announced that it was the level 4.
“Then on Monday local authorities – not the national government – now offered advice that if you now get to places from level 4, you have to self-isolate for 10 days.
“For people who were going upstairs, presumably to see their family, it’s probably not that hard because they’re just going to have to spend more time with their family.
Self-isolation: Adil explained that he had to self-isolate for 10 days upon his return to Birmingham, as directed by local authorities
“But for someone like me, and I’m not looking for sympathy, I just have to keep going. I live alone and I thought I would come to work for a few days, return to see my brother in Birmingham with my nephews and spend Christmas Day with him.
Adil said that he will have to ask his friend to walk his beloved dog Robin, because otherwise he could not have it for Christmas.
He added, however, “These are very small problems – there are people all over the country with all kinds of problems and some are more serious than mine. “
West Midlands Council leaders said anyone coming from the capital or Wales should ‘assume they have the new variant of Covid’ and act accordingly.
Tough: “But for someone like me, and I’m not looking for any sympathy, I just have to keep going,” he said.
They should continue to self-isolate even if they test negative, public health directors said.
The policy, which also covers Christmas Day, is seen as strong advice, with officials having no power to enforce it.
But Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy, director of public health at Tameside, East Manchester, said: ‘The new strain of Covid, which is growing rapidly in level four areas, is of great concern.
“You are much more likely to catch it than the original strain.
“We are so concerned about the potential serious impact of this that we have made the difficult decision to ask anyone who has traveled here for Christmas from any level four region or in Wales to act as if she had this new variant, even though she didn’t. symptoms and self-isolate for at least 10 days.
Best of buds: The TV personality shared her sadness that she couldn’t even take her dog Robin for a walk during the 10-day period