Gordon Ramsay, 53, has been slammed by Cornish locals for relocating to his holiday home where his son lives, with the rest of his family amid the coronavirus outbreak. Mirror Online exclusively revealed that the Hells Kitchen star had moved his wife and their five other children to one of their three holiday homes so they could spend isolation in Cornwall.
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There have been plenty of reports hinting at rising tensions between the outspoken cook and Cornwall residents, who are reportedly unhappy that he has settled into life in the quaint resort, despite moving there before the lockdown was implemented.
One of Gordon’s neighbours reportedly told Mirror Online: “There are a lot of elderly people down here – it’s an elderly population, the average age is 65 to 85, with a lot of people living alone.
“It’s a scary time. I think it’s up to celebrities to set a good example, not run off to their country homes.”
They also expressed their fear of spreading the virus, as the town only has one hospital that might not be able to deal with a dramatic increase in coronavirus cases if the worst was to happen.
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“I don’t know how long he’s been there, or if he came down after the restrictions, but a lot of second homeowners have been coming to the area,” they explained.
“We only have one hospital. At the moment, there are a low number of cases here.
“We live in a spacious area, so second homeowners have decided to come here even though MPs have asked them to stay away.”
Express.co.uk has approached Gordon Ramsay’s representatives for comment.
They claimed: “He’s swanning around the shops as if nothing is wrong.
“He’s had pool engineers over. There is no defence at all.”
Another snapped: “Wealthy second homers think making a few quid means they are immune from the virus and any rules. They are arrogant at this best of times, this has shown how bad some of them are.”
It has been claimed that Gordon regards the beachfront property, which is worth an estimated £4million, as the “family home” and not their London pad.
Amidst the anguish during this uncertain time, a friend close to the family has hit back at the criticism.