Good Morning Britain viewers had ‘zero sympathy’ for a family who appeared on the ITV show live from Mexico on Friday.
Rebecca Dean, her husband, and their four children have been left devastated after realising their dream holiday would be coming to an end much earlier than planned.
The Government have decided to move Mexico from the amber list to the red list, which means Rebecca and her family would be forced to isolate in a hotel at their own expense if they return to the UK after 4am this Sunday.
Tourists, such as Rebecca, were in mid air on a British Airways flight to Cancun when the UK Government made the shock announcement.
Speaking to GMB hosts Ranvir Singh and Sean Fletcher live from Cancun, Rebecca said: “We had this holiday booked for over a year, we never expected to be in this situation.
“We could have gone closer to home but Mexico’s our dream holiday, its somewhere we love going.”
Speaking about the idea of paying thousands of pounds to stay in a hotel upon their return, Rebecca continued: “It’s the same cost as the holiday itself! It’s the mental effect it will have on the children as well.
“This is supposed to be a relaxing time for us, we deserve it, we’ve worked hard for it,” the student nurse continued.
“My husband’s worked really hard for this holiday, it was supposed to be two weeks of just taking time out with the family.”
Instead, the family of six will be heading home to the UK this weekend and will arrive at 12.30am on Sunday morning.
But GMB viewers tuning in at home were not impressed at all and took to Twitter to comment.
“If you are stupid and selfish enough to go abroad on holiday during a pandemic, zero sympathy when it all goes pear shaped #GMB,” one posted.
Another person tweeted: “I have no sympathy for these people trapped in Mexico #gmb.”
A third added: “Sorry but if you go on a dream holiday in the middle of a worldwide pandemic then maybe you should have waited #GMB.”
Someone else fumed: “We all need a holiday! We’ve all earned a holiday. But common sense says stay at home until at least 2022. Suck it up, don’t go abroad, don’t waste that earned money.”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.