Kay Burley back on Sky News for first time in 6 months after lockdown rule break

SKY Newsbiggest star Kay Burley returned to work today after a six-month suspension for breaching Covid lockdown rules.

Das 60-year-old news anchor apologised last December afterinadvertentlybreaking restrictions to celebrate her birthday in London.

Kay Burley returned to work at Sky News today for the first time in six months

Kay Burley returned to work at Sky News today for the first time in six months

Wearing a powder blue suit and a big smile, Kay was clearly delighted to be back on air and told viewers as much.

Hello everybody, it is great to be back. It is 7 o’clock here in the UK, welcome wherever you arelet’s crack on,” Kay said keen to move on from the controversy.

But she did make mention throughout the show that it was her first shift back, saying at 8am: “Hi everyone, great to be back.

It was busy first day for the veteran news presenter who had to tackle big topics such as interviewing former PM Gordon Brown about Covid vaccines and the G7, Tory outrage over foreign aid cuts and theexploitative exports of puppies into the UK”.

The veteran journalist started the show with a big smile and was 'glad to be back'

The veteran journalist started the show with a big smile and was ‘glad to be back
In her downtime, Kay had been volunteering with The Sun's Jabs Army

In her downtime, Kay had been volunteering with The Sun’s Jabs Army

Letzte Woche, Kay quashed rumours she would not be returning to Sky News in an excited tweet that informed followers she would be back on screen from Monday.

Alongside a photo of her raising her arms while sitting on a sofa, Sie schrieb: “See you on Monday. Hope you’re as happy as I am to be back.

Im Dezember, Kay hosted a 60th birthday bash and said she was unaware of the Covid restriction changes, which saw London placed in Tier Two, and agreed to step back from her post following the mistake.

Vowing to take six months off air, Kay wrote in a statement at the time that she was having aperiod of reflectionbut would return.

Kay kept busy during her time off, volunteering with The Sun's Jabs Army

Kay kept busy during her time off, volunteering with The Sun’s Jabs ArmyAnerkennung: The sun

She wasn’t the only Sky employee to be caught out breaking the ruleswith correspondents Beth Rigby and Inzamam Rashid, who also attended Kay’s party, both taking three months off.

Kay expressed her great regret at throwing the party, writing to her fellow employees in an apologetic statement.

Some dear friends and colleagues – some of the most talented and committed professionals in our business – have been pulled into this episode and I regret this enormously,” Sie sagte.

Im Dezember, sie schloss: “I very much look forward to being able to continue my 32-year career with Sky when I return.

Kay is one of Sky's longest running news presenters

Kay is one of Sky’s longest running news presenters

During her hiatus, Kay kept busy working with The Sun’s Jabs Army by keeping control of car parking at a Covid vaccination centre in Harrow, Nord-London.

Kay spent two days a week volunteering there, admitting she found her shifts uplifting.

Kay has been working on Sky for 32 Jahre

Kay has been working on Sky for 32 Jahre

I often do the late shift marshalling the car park. I’m very used to being out in the cold for hours on end thanks to being a reporter, and I’ve been really enjoying it,” Sie erzählte The Sun.

“I was asked by my doctor if I wanted to come along to help. So here I am. It’s such a slick operation.

“Often when people arrive they are quite nervous, and it’s my job to help them feel at ease.”

Kay has been presenting on Sky News since 2018, and moved from the afternoon news slot to the breakfast show in 2019.

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