Caprice Bourret shared an Instagram video on Saturday to vent her anger after the UK fuel shortage caused her to queue for fifteen minutes at a petrol station near Peterborough.
The model, 49, told her fans that the ordeal could cause her to miss an appearance on Ideal TV, which would see her plug her Caprice Home range.
She began, through gritted teeth, ‘I’ve been sitting here for fifteen minutes now waiting to get petrol. Finally I’m at the front.
‘This is crazy, what is going on?’ Caprice Bourret shared an Instagram video on Saturday to vent her anger after the UK fuel shortage caused her to queue for fifteen minutes at a petrol station near Peterborough
Irritated: She began, through gritted teeth, ‘I’ve been sitting here for fifteen minutes now waiting to get petrol. Finally I’m at the front.
‘But look at this… and the queue back there. What is going on? Well, we know exactly what’s going on.
‘This is crazy, I’m doing my show on Ideal with my Caprice Home, so exciting. It’s a live show, I hope I make it,’ she concluded before letting out two squeals of emotion.
It seems the Vogue cover star had more to add as she went on to call out prime minister Boris Johnson and mayor of London Sadiq Khan in her caption.
‘Morning gorg friends … so on my way to my show @idealworld.tv @bycapricehome.
Worried: The model told her fans that the ordeal could cause her to miss an appearance on Ideal TV, which would see her plug her Caprice Home range
‘Btw thank u so much for everyone that tuned in sold out if some lines and went through 40% of stock in first half of show #sograteful
‘But on the way up I couldnt believe what happened … actually I do #thanksborisjohnson queuing for petrol yesterday.
‘Almost missed my show and had to pay additional £20 to fill my tank,’ the star with a reported net worth of £24 million added.
Happy: Having reached her destination on time, a beaming Caprice flashed a thumbs-up as she shared a slew of behind-the-scenes snaps from her day of work at the shopping channel
‘Prices are so inflated it is ridiculous…now today many petrol stations are completely out of gas… get your bikes out folks!!
‘Maybe those millions of our hard earned money that @sadiq used on bike lanes will be relevant [laughing and raised-eye emojis] love u everyone.’
Having reached her destination on time, a beaming Caprice flashed a thumbs-up as she shared a slew of behind-the-scenes snaps from her day of work at the shopping channel.
Experienced: She appeared to be in her element as she put her presenting skills to use
Donning an unmissable yellow sweater, she looked nothing short of sensational while showing her svelte waist and toned legs.
Panic buying at the pumps has already begun amid fears fuel rationing is on the way due to the UK’s crippling HGV driver shortage – as Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tried to calm nerves by urging Britons ‘carry on as normal’.
Queues of cars were seen spilling out on to the road from forecourts in Tonbridge, Kent, in Ely, Cambridgeshire, Bright and Leeds this morning – just a day after fuel bosses warned of petrol and diesel rationing and petrol station closures.
Phew! Relieved that she hadn’t missed her presenting lot, Caprice continued with the thumbs-up pose
One petrol station in Essex, was already said to have run out of diesel by this morning, while outside another forecourt on the A12, also in Essex, queues were said to be ‘three rows deep to every pump’.
The scenes of queues outside petrol stations – which for some will stir up memories of the 1973 Opec Oil Crisis and the 2000 fuel shortage – come amid fears of a 1978-style ‘winter of discontent’ for the UK, with skyrocketing energy prices, food shortages and fuel rationing.
This week, BP announced plans to ration fuel and a ‘handful’ of its petrol stations, along with ‘small number’ of Tesco refilling stations, while supermarkets warned of food shortages and more energy firms went bust amid rising gas prices – sparking fears of a new ‘winter of discontent’.
Luxury: The former Dancing On Ice star told fans all about her beautiful home collection
And in a particularly unhelpful addition to the problem, eco-mob Insulate Britain returned to the roads today to block off a route to Port of Dover – Europe’s busiest port and the UK’s main gateway for trade from the EU.
It comes as Petrol Retailers Association last night warned drivers to ‘keep a quarter of a tank’ of fuel in their vehicles in preparation for potential closures of local petrol stations.
Meanwhile Ministers faced fresh pressure to ease immigration rules as an emergency measure to attract HGV drivers from overseas amid warnings that 100,000 more were needed across the industry.
Sizzling: Donning an unmissable yellow sweater, she looked nothing short of sensational while showing her svelte waist and toned legs
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today hinted at the possibility, saying he would move ‘heaven and earth’ to tackle the ‘systemic issue’ of HGV driver shortages.
He also claimed transport firms were offering huge salaries in a bid to entice drivers who have left the industry to come back – with one ‘top milk firm’ apparently offering as much as ‘£78,000-a-year’.
Meanwhile, one vegetable firm in Lincolnshire is currently advertising a broccoli picker role for £30-per-hour – equivalent to around £62,000-a-year.
Government source warned last night that Downing Street is growing increasingly ‘worried’ over a brewing ‘winter of discontent’ – with Christmas ruined by soaring energy bills, shortages and Universal Credit cuts.
Ministers are said to have drawn up plans to put soldiers on standby in case they are required to drive petrol tankers in case of severe crisis.
When questioned about this on BBC Breakfast, Mr Shapps said: ‘If it can actually help, we will bring them in.’
But he urged people not to panic buy, telling Sky News: ‘The advice would be to carry on as normal, and that’s what BP are saying as well.’
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