Kelvin Fletcher slams lockdown stockpilers as he shares a snap of empty supermarket shelves


‘Who are you people?’ Kelvin Fletcher slams stockpilers as he shares a snap of empty supermarket shelves just hours before lockdown

  • The actor, 36, took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a snap of the bare shelves that had been stocked with toilet roll in his local Waitrose 
  • Kelvin’s post was soon flooded with comments by his celebrity pals who were equally baffled by the huge sell-outs
  • On Thursday England is set to enter a month-long lockdown, which will see the closure of pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops
  • Supermarkets and other food shops will remain open with COVID-19 safety measures in place 
  • The impending lockdown is thought to have sparked a resurgence in panic-buying, leading the empty shelves in shops around the country
  • In March stockpiling sparked huge backlash as the looming lockdown led to many panic-buying essentials such as pasta and toilet roll

Kelvin Fletcher has furiously slammed stockpilers as he shared a snap of empty supermarket shelves just hours before the nationwide lockdown.

The former Emmerdale star, 36, took to Instagram to share a snap of the bare aisles at his local Waitrose as he questioned how others could be so selfish in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kelvin’s post was soon flooded with messages of support from his former co-stars and friends who were equally baffled by the mass buying, as England prepares to enter a month-long lockdown at midnight on Thursday morning.

Rage: Kelvin Fletcher has furiously slammed stockpilers as he shared a snap of empty supermarket shelves just hours before the nationwide lockdown (pictured in a prior post)

Kelvin took the snap of the empty shelves after heading to the toilet roll aisle, penning the furious caption: ‘WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE?! Stop the bus I want to get off #datlyf.’

His post was soon flooded with comments from other stars who shared their own outrage at the return of the stockpiling.

Former Emmerdale star Charley Webb wrote: ‘Don’t! I cannot cope!!!!!’ while Vernon Kay said: ‘People don’t poop more in lock down!! Behave people…’

Presenter Paddy McGuinness said: ‘F**k my life. That is mind blowing,’ while composer Nigel Clarke added: ‘Here we go again!!’

Fuming: The Emmerdale star took to Instagram to share a snap of the bare aisles at his local Waitrose as he questioned how others could be so selfish during the COVID-19 pandemic

Fuming: The Emmerdale star took to Instagram to share a snap of the bare aisles at his local Waitrose as he questioned how others could be so selfish during the COVID-19 pandemic

What? Kelvin's post sparked a flurry of responses from his co-stars and celebrity pals, who were equally outraged by the stockpiling ahead of the month-long lockdown

What? Kelvin’s post sparked a flurry of responses from his co-stars and celebrity pals, who were equally outraged by the stockpiling ahead of the month-long lockdown

On Thursday England will enter a month-long lockdown which will see the closure of pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops to try and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Supermarkets and other food shops will stay open, and some have introduce new measures such as a limit on the amount of an item that can be purchased, and mandatory face coverings.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stated the lockdown is necessary to improve the chances of families being able to reunite for Christmas. 

Last month Kelvin made a spectacular return to Strictly Come Dancing to perform with his professional partner Oti Mabuse in a socially-distanced routine.

The pair were crowned series champions last year, after the screen star stepped in at the last minute to replace injured Jamie Laing.

Sensational: Last month Kelvin made a spectacular return to Strictly Come Dancing to perform with his professional partner Oti Mabuse in a socially-distanced routine

Sensational: Last month Kelvin made a spectacular return to Strictly Come Dancing to perform with his professional partner Oti Mabuse in a socially-distanced routine

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