Friday 20 October 2017

Vogue Williams: 'I don't feel safe living in the UK anymore'

Vogue Williams at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Vogue Williams at The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival in Punchestown, Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Vogue Williams takes to the decks at Virginia Macari's Paradise Collection launch. Pic: Brian McEvoy
Vogue Williams showcases her favourite looks from the new Activewear Department in Arnotts
Vogue Williams & Spencer Matthews leaving RTE studios together where Vogue was a guest on Brendan O'Connor's Cutting Edge
Vogue Williams at the fourth day of the Punchestown Racing Festival. Picture: Michael Chester
Vogue Williams at Virginia Macari's Paradise Collection launch in Marbella. Pictures:Brian McEvoy
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Presenter Vogue Williams said she no longer feels safe living in the UK after the Manchester bombings.

The RTE star (31) divides her time between her native Howth, Dublin and London, where she shares an apartment with friends.

In her column for the Sunday World, the Getaways host, who is dating former Made in Chelsea lothario Spencer Matthews, she commented on

22 people were killed in the bombing after an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last Monday and British Prime Minister Theresa May had increased the terror threat level to critical in the wake of the attack, but it has been downgraded to severe since Saturday.

Vogue Williams
Vogue Williams

Additional security forces and military personnel that were dispatched around the UK in recent days will be scaled back from Tuesday after the British bank holiday weekend ends.

"I live in London and quite frankly, I no longer feel safe in the UK. The question now is how do we stop this?

"I don't doubt that the government have an eye on people that are threats, but one always seems to slip through the net. I'm not in London this weekend, but I have told my friends to be careful, stay away from heavily populated places and avoid the Tube if possible."

Vogue is currently in Spain visiting her mother Sandra, who lives there with her stepfather and she said she doesn't get to see her family "as much as I would like to" and "feels quite strange to be in Spain with very little to do. I actually find it quite difficult to switch off because I really love working and I think I'd be happy to work every single day."

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