Loose Women star Linda Robson sparks lockdown debate

Loose Women panelist Linda Robson

Loose Women star Linda Robson has been accused of flouting Tier 4 lockdown rules by fans after she shared details of how she spent Christmas on the ITV panel show.

Loose Women panelist Linda Robson has been accused by viewers of breaking Tier 4 lockdown restrictions after fans contested her support bubble.

The 62-year-old TV star discussed her Christmas break with her fellow co-stars on the Loose Women panel but in doing so, viewers were quick to question whether Linda had broken the lockdown rules by spending the Christmas break with her daughter and grandchildren.

Speaking on the ITV daytime panel show. Linda told Jane Moore, Brenda Edwards, and Kéllé Bryan, that she had a "lovely" Christmas and admitted she was blessed to have her family around her.

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She added, I had them around because they’re in my bubble. So, I cooked a roast dinner for everybody, and I saw my granddaughters. Obviously, Christmas would not have been Christmas for me without seeing them.”

But her frank admissions angered some viewers who took to Twitter to vent their frustrations at the former Birds of a Feather star. Current government guidelines state that households with only one adult can form a bubble with another household in Tier 4. But one frustrated viewer tweeted, 'It sounds like Linda broke the rules? How could she be in a bubble that large?'

Another viewer added, 'I presume Linda Robson's daughter is a single mother otherwise she cannot be in her bubble because there is no such thing as bubbles unless you are a single adult or single mother with young children and only one family can be in your bubble.'

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Linda, who lives at home with her husband of 30 years, Mark Dunford, 60, has two daughters Roberta (known as Bobby), 25, and Lauren, 38, plus a son Louis, 29.

Her daughter Lauren is mother to Linda's beloved grandchildren Lila and Betsy, with whom she has previously praised for helping her cope with lockdown.

But it's not clear whether either Linda's husband or her daughter's other half were present over the Christmas bubble period and Linda has not yet responded to the claims.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)