Great Britain

Ella Henderson joins Dancing On Ice star Sonny Jay for an outdoor pint in 2 degree temperatures as pubs reopen

POP singer Ella Henderson and DJ Sonny Jay wasted no time getting to the pub today to enjoy the government restrictions easing.

Ella, joined by her Let's Go Home Together co-singer Tom Grennan, raced to the boozer with Sonny at 8am to have a cheeky breakfast pint in the beer garden.

Not even the freezing weather and snowfall in London could put them off supping a beverage outdoors TGI Fridays to celebrate pubs opening up their doors this morning after months of closure.

Ella, who shot to fame on the X Factor, posted a photo to her 452,000 Instagram followers of her, Capital FM DJ Sonny and Tom socially distanced raising their pint glasses in the air.

Possibly becoming the earliest pub going celebrities in the UK today, the singer captioned the fun shot: "PUBS ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN!!!!!! Thanks for that first pint guys @tgifridaysuk...might be freezing our tits off...but the beer garden is worth it!!"

She signed the post off with a laughing emoticon and tagged in her drinking buddies.

Ironically the star's music video to their latest single Let's Go Home starts with pictures of beer mats with lyrics 'smell like booze' and 'so what we're a little drunk' plastered on them.

Ella was well wrapped up against the elements in a camel padded long coat, leggings and jumper.

She wore her blonde hair down in soft waves and opted for comfort on her feet with a pair of gleaming white trainers.

The boys wore light jackets over their jeans but despite the freezing conditions looked happy to be there.

Ella's post received the seal of approval from British rapper Professor Green, who commented: "Start early finish...late."

Piers from Rudimental wrote: "Its not even 9am @official_ellahenderson you legend."

Sian Welby told her: "Smashed it."

And Ella's booze buddy Sonny, replied: "Pleasure to share the first pint with you both @official_ellahenderson @tom.grennan."

April 12th is the first day pubs with outdoor spaces have been opened since late December when Britain went into a third lockdown.

The Rule of Six is in force meaning you can visit with up to five other people but pubs are operating table service only and everybody must be outside only going inside the premises to use the lavatory.

Unlike the Tier three rules of last December there will be no requirement to order a "substantial meal" alongside an alcoholic beverage.

On May 17 pubs will be allowed to reopen indoors again to groups no larger than six and groups of up to 30 allowed outside.

Hair and beauty salons have also been allowed to open their doors today and non essential retail with queues forming outside shops from the early hours of the morning.

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