Made In Chelsea's Verity Bowditch criticises celebs for jetting off amid the ...

Verity Bowditch has criticised celebrities for jetting off on holiday amid the global pandemic – and urges those flouting the rules to 'stay at home.'

The Made In Chelsea star, 26, told MailOnline 'I personally wouldn't be going anywhere', one day after it was revealed her fellow cast mates Zara McDermott, 24, and Sam Thompson, 28, flew to the Maldives over New Year.

Speaking exclusively, Verity voiced her compassion for the NHS and the 'stress' key workers are under as the UK faces its biggest challenge going into a third lockdown.

'It is really important we listen': Verity Bowditch has criticised celebrities for jetting off on holiday amid the global pandemic – and urges those flouting the rules to 'stay at home'

'It is really important we listen': Verity Bowditch has criticised celebrities for jetting off on holiday amid the global pandemic – and urges those flouting the rules to 'stay at home' 

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She said: 'It is really important at the moment that we listen to the news. We see the stress the NHS is under at the moment. It is through the roof, it is more than ever.

'We have got to stay at home and we have got to listen to the rules. I personally wouldn't be going anywhere during lockdown.

'I am looking forward to going on holiday when we officially go and it is safe. Everyone really needs to listen to those rules and stay at home.'

Verity, who joined Made In Chelsea in 2019 and now has 142K followers, advised reality stars to be more cautious with the content they share online. 

'Stay at home': Verity, who joined Made In Chelsea in 2019, told MailOnline she's looking forward to going on holiday again once it is safe and in line with government guidelines

'Stay at home': Verity, who joined Made In Chelsea in 2019, told MailOnline she's looking forward to going on holiday again once it is safe and in line with government guidelines 

A lesson to learn: Verity's words come after MailOnline revealed Zara McDermott and Sam Thompson had travelled to the Maldives to spend a romantic New Year's together

A lesson to learn: Verity's words come after MailOnline revealed Zara McDermott and Sam Thompson had travelled to the Maldives to spend a romantic New Year's together 

She added: 'I feel like anyone who is lucky enough to have a platform – you don't just get given followers, you still have to work for them, you have got to be really wise with what message you want to put out.

'You've really got to be careful what you put it out there and use it wisely.'  

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Verity's words come after MailOnline revealed Zara and Sam had travelled to the Maldives to spend a romantic New Year's together.

Spencer Matthews, 32, and wife Vogue Williams, 35, are also abroad, enjoying a holiday in St. Barts, while a flock of Love Island and TOWIE stars have jetted off despite rules coming into place banning travel from Tier 4 areas on December 20.

Flouting the rules: Former Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews and his wife Vogue Williams jetted out of Tier 4 London to St. Barts (Vogue pictured on Tuesday)

Flouting the rules: Former Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews and his wife Vogue Williams jetted out of Tier 4 London to St. Barts (Vogue pictured on Tuesday)

During the last series of Made In Chelsea, Verity was filmed in tears after discovering her friend Liv Bentley, 25, had started dating her ex-Tristan Phipps, 24.

The love triangle sparked upset in the cast, with Liv and Verity falling out over the

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