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Amanda Holden likens UK to Handmaid's Tale and urges Covid restrictions to lift


Amanda Holden has called for the government to lift the current Covid restrictions as she fumed about Freedom Day being scrapped.

The Britain’s Got Talent judge made series of digs at Boris Johnson following the postponing of lockdown measures this week and compared life in the UK to dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale.

Amanda, 50, posted a meme showing one of the character’s from Margaret Attwood’s novel along with the caption, ‘Welcome to Gilead under Boris’ eye’ following the press conference.

The presenter followed this up with a photo of herself donning a striking multi-coloured dress as she joked: “I intend to survive.”



Amanda Holden compared the UK to Gilead in a dig at Boris Johnson and his moving of Freedom Day

Continuing her political posts, Amanda then shared a snap of her pals Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly filming a Saturday Night Takeaway undercover segment.

“Tell them it will only be another four weeks,” read the mocked up caption as Amanda appeared to pass judgement on the public being ‘fooled’ by politicians.

On Monday Mr Johnson announced that the so-called Freedom Day would not go ahead on June 21 as previously predicted.



Amanda shared a number of political memes

In a press conference, the prime minister said the easing of the social distancing measures still in place would now be put back four weeks until July 19.

The decision was made over fears around the Delta variant, which has been rising over the last month and is feared to be more contagious than previous variations.

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Amanda continued to make her feelings clear on Boris’ update as she also shared a video of former Theresa May talking about the challenges the UK will continue to face.



The star was ‘devastated’ to break lockdown herself this year

Ms May said that new variants of Covid would always be around and urged the government to allow people get on with their daily lives.

“Listen to this. Makes so much sense. I’m wondering why no one is hearing @theresamay,” said Amanda as she shared the clip to her Instagram.

The star made headlines in February after it was revealed she had breached regulations to visit her parents in Cornwall.

Amanda said she received a ‘distressing’ call from her 75-year-old stepdad Leslie and travelled 215 miles to see him and her mother Judith, 71.

A spokesperson said at the time: “Amanda is aware of the rules and is devastated she had to break them.”





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