Sarah Parish accused of breaking lockdown rules to do 'This Morning' interview

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Sarah Parish went to her neighbour's home to film a video interview with 'This Morning'. (Getty Images)

Sarah Parish has been accused of breaking lockdown rules to do a live TV interview.

The Bancroft star appeared via video link on ITV’s This Morning to discuss her Netflix show Medici: Masters of Florence, and admitted she was at her neighbour’s home in order to use their internet connection after suffering a technical glitch.

Parish, 51, told presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: “Do you know that I'm in my neighbours' house because the internet is down next door.

Sarah Parish told Phil and Holly she was at her neighbour's home to use their internet connection. (ITV)

"I've had to come to my neighbours' to do this Skype."

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The actress, who is in Hampshire, could be seen in a bedroom with make-up brushes on a table beside her.

Viewers were quick to point out that Parish appeared to have broken social distancing rules by going to her neighbour’s house.

But the Mistresses star hit back on Twitter, writing: “I seem to have caused a twitter uproar! I was in my Neighbours Annex doing the This Morning interview, not their house.They don’t live in it!! It’s all lockdown safe. It’s great that you’re all taking lockdown seriously though. #staysafe.”

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The UK government guidelines for lockdown during the coronavirus crisis state that everyone should stay at home, only leaving for essential shopping, exercise, medical appointments and to go to work if they are unable to work from home.

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