Rita Ora has been spotted out and about for the first time since her 30th birthday party, which broke lockdown rules.
When England was in lockdown until December 2, the singer invited a ‘small gathering’ of friends to celebrate the milestone birthday at a restaurant.
New pictures show the Anywhere singer, wearing a black face mask, jacket and leggings, was joined by her dad Besnik on her outing.
They stopped to buy a coffee before leaving the shop and walking down the high street.
The rules state restaurants and pubs should be open for takeaway and delivery only, while people are not allowed to mix indoors or outside in groups larger than six.
She issued an apology, saying it was a ‘spur of the moment decision’ to throw the party.
‘I’m deeply sorry for breaking the rules and in turn understand that this puts people at risk’, she said on social media.
She continued: ‘This was a serious and inexcusable error of judgement. Given the restrictions, I realise how irresponsible these actions were and I take full responsibility .
‘I feel particularly embarrassed knowing first-hand how hard people have worked to combat this terrible illness and being fully aware of the sacrifices that people and businesses have made to help keep us all safe.
‘Even though this won’t make it right, I want to sincerely apologise.’
Downing Street also addressed the incident, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesperson saying: ‘It’s important that everybody in society sets an example by following the rules – that is for every member of the public including celebrities.’
Rita then had to publicly apologise again when it came to light that she had travelled to Egypt to perform before the party and did not self-isolate for 14 days upon returning to the UK.
In a lengthy statement she urged people to ‘be better than I have been’.
In a statement shared with Metro.co.uk she said: ‘I apologise again, unreservedly. I would like to add that I have been tested subsequently, including today, and remain negative for Covid-19 and the same is true for all members of my immediate family who form my support bubble.’
The Hot Right Now singer also begged others not to follow her lead, imploring fans to follow the guidelines strictly.
‘I will take the criticisms coming my way because I deserve them. For my part, I hope to one day make it up to the public who have given me so much support over the years and, in particular, make it up to the heroes of the NHS,’ she said.
‘That is my promise to everyone disappointed in my behaviour. In the meantime, I will be donating my fee from Egypt to charity.
‘Be better than I have been and learn from my mistakes so you don’t have to learn the hard way yourselves.’
Rita reportedly had to face the wrath of her parents Vera and Besnik over her recent behaviour.
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