Celebrities host lockdown house party in sleepy Shropshire village

Written by on June 29, 2020

The festivities at Child’s Ercall, a village between Newport and Market Drayton, began on Saturday evening and the revellers defied the social distancing restrictions to dance all through the night, with four sets of DJs providing music.

Glamour models, reality TV stars and presenters travelled from across the country to attend the party, posting footage all over social media despite them breaking lockdown rules which prohibit gatherings of more than six people.

Footage shows lockdown rave in Shropshire village

Several Instagram accounts’ ‘stories’ from Saturday evening showed rooms full of people dancing, some of them tagging their location as ‘Child’s Ercall’ or ‘Telford’.

Many of the accounts have follower numbers of five or six figures while Love Island star Joshua Ritchie has almost one million.

One post said there was music “from 7 to 9”. The lighting in the photos varies from daylight to pitch blackness, with one post tagged at 2.39am.

Photos show cardboard boxes full of silver canisters and people holding balloons.

A box of silver canisters

Some of the people whose Instagram accounts appear to have posted from the party include Babestation TV presenter Amber Jasmine, Playboy model Gigi Petite and Instagram personality Summer Xhelilaj.

Captions uploaded by Joshua Ritchie, formerly of Love Island, Ex On The Beach and Celebs Go Dating, suggest it was a birthday party for Danny Taberner, a goalkeeper who formerly played for Rochdale, and Jay Bigz, who appeared on Geordie Shore.

Mr Ritchie wrote: “What a birthday do for @dannytabs and @jaybigzy.” One post from Mr Bigz said: “No venues, no problem.”

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