Molly-Mae Hague shuts down online tanning business as coronavirus pandemic causes UK-wide lockdown

Love Island beauty Molly-Mae Hague has announced her decision to temporarily close her online tanning business after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a UK-wide lockdown earlier this week.

The 20 year old, who recently revealed she met Maura Higgins before Love Island, shared the news on her business Instagram page.

As Molly-Mae shared a promotional image showing off two of the fake tan products from her range, she opened up about the choice to shut up shop in the caption.

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Molly-Mae said: “Due to the recent provisions outlined by the government relating to COVID-19, Filter by Molly-Mae has made the decision to close our online store and fulfilment centre with immediate effect.

“Our main priority is to protect the safety for both our team and our valued customers.”

The Love Island star added: “This is a decision that has not been made lightly and we want to thank everybody for your support so far.“

Molly then insisted the tanning business will open its doors once again as she said: “This is not a goodbye this is just a see you soon. ⁣ Stay safe and stay at home. ⁣Love Molly-Mae x”.

The announcement caused some fans to question if they would received the orders they had already placed – which Molly-Mae’s business account insisted they would.

Meanwhile, other fans praised Tommy Fury’s girlfriend’s move as one said: “Complete and utter respect for the whole team. [yellow heart emoji] Amazing to see you putting the safety of your staff first! Can’t wait until the world is all better, see you soon. [smile emoji] Xxx”

Another added: “Theres no doubt people be waiting for this soon as its bk on sale, i would even say sell out, well done for thinking of the workers,” followed by two red hearts emojis. [sic]

And a third wrote: “Big respect to the whole team !! Just so glad I stocked up,” followed by a laughing emoji and several red heart emojis.

The Love Island star, who was left heartbroken as her cat was hit by a car recently, isn’t the only celebrity to have to close their businesses amid the pandemic.

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Singer Ed Sheehan, 29, was forced to close his popular Notting Hill restaurant Bertie Blossoms after the Prime Minister's lockdown announcement.

But, Ed has insisted to his workers that he will be “picking up the tab” and paying all of their full wages during the crisis, according to reports.

A source close to the Shape Of You singer, who is said to be worth an estimated £170million, told The Sun: “Ed’s told everyone not to worry and that he’s picking up the tab and he’ll see them all again for a massive p*ss-up once the world gets back to normal.

“The managers will be checking in on the place every now and again to make sure it is safe and secure and all is well.

“Ed even told staff they could go out and seek other employment if they wanted or go help the nation by doing voluntary work.”

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