Celebs and reality stars escaping lockdown in the UK for the sun-soaked United Arab Emirates are reported to be pocketing thousands for their Instagram posts.
Reality stars such as Chloe Ferry, Laura Anderson and Hayley Hughes jetted to Dubai before New Year and are said to be earning big bucks while they continue their stay.
Geordie Shore babe Chloe, 25, is reported to be making around £6,508 every time she shares an Instagram update, according to digital marketing agency Pilot Fish Media.
While her co-star Sophie Kasaei is said to be making £4,395 a time for her sponsored posts.
Love Island stars are also said to be earning big whilst in the sun-soaked city.
Anton Danyluk, who starred in the 2019 series, is said to be commanding up to £2,244 a post.
While his former co-star Laura Anderson, who recently complained it was 'hard work' being an influencer, is estimated to be paid around £3,113 for her uploads to the social media site.
Laura spoke out following a backlash from fans who complained about celebs and influencers posting about their time abroad while the UK was plunged into gruelling lockdown restrictions.
The 31-year-old said: "This whole thing about everyone hating influencers, I'm just like f**k, this is what I do for a job at the minute. I don't want to feel c**p. "
The Scottish beauty said she hoped to change the way people feel about social media stars and see it was not all as glamorous as it appears.
"I'm thinking maybe, would it be a good idea to give more of an insight into the reality of being an influencer.
"I think a lot of young people might want to do it, but you realise it's not that great when you see the reality of it. I saw someone in my comments saying you're on holiday, but when you're working you're not on holiday.
"On holiday doesn't mean just in the sun. I want people to understand then maybe they won't get as annoyed, it's not just right now, all the time."
Earlier this week, the Mirror reported how some celebrities have been fearing a return home in case they are probed by the police for their trips.
A source close to a Love Island star currently in Dubai says there is a “groundswell of fear” they may be quizzed about their trips when back in the UK, and asked to prove they were “work-related”.
A source said: "A number of people have claimed they’ve contacted the cops in messages to their account, which has spooked quite a lot of them.
"Some of their agents have been busily deleting them but it’s left everyone freaking out, even if they can argue they are there for work, or whatever work is for them."
From 4am on Monday, the borders to the UK will be closed to anyone who does not have a negative Covid test.
Those returning must also quarantine for 10 days, according to guidelines issued by Boris Johnson this week.
The PM said was closing all remaining travel corridors in a bid to keep out new strains of the virus.