Caprice Bourret expressed her anger after fuel shortages in the UK forced her to queue for 15 minutes at a petrol station near Peterborough.
The 49-year-old model told her fans that the ordeal could cause her to miss an appearance on Ideal TV, which would cause her to join her Caprice Home series.
Clenched her teeth, she began, “I’ve been sitting here waiting for gas for fifteen minutes now. Finally I’m in the front.
“This is crazy, what’s going on?” Caprice Bourret shared an Instagram video on Saturday to express her anger after UK fuel shortages forced her to queue for 15 minutes at a petrol station near Peterborough
“But look at this . . . and the row beyond. What is going on? Well, we know exactly what’s going on.
‘This is crazy, I’m doing my show on Ideal with my Caprice Home, so exciting. It’s a live show, I hope I make it,” she concluded before letting out two cries of emotion.
It seems the Vogue cover star had more to add when she mentioned Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan in her caption.
‘Tomorrow gorg friends…so off to my show @idealworld.tv @bycapricehome.
Irritated: Clenched her teeth, she began, “I’ve been sitting here waiting for gas for 15 minutes now. Finally I’m in the front.
Worried: The model told her fans that the ordeal could mean she could miss an appearance on Ideal TV, which would make her join her Caprice Home series
‘Btw, thank you so much to everyone tuning in to sold out lines and 40% of the stock in the first half of the show #sogratful
“But on the way up I couldn’t believe what was happening… actually I’m queuing for gas yesterday, #thanksborisjohnson.
“I almost missed my show and had to pay an extra £20 to fill my tank,” added the star who has a reported net worth of £24 million.
Lucky: When she got to her destination on time, a beaming Caprice gave a thumbs up as she shared a slew of behind-the-scenes photos from her workday in the shopping channel
‘The prices are so high it’s ridiculous… now today many gas stations are completely out of gas… get your bikes out folks!!
“Maybe those millions of our hard-earned money @sadiq used on bike paths are relevant [laughing and raised-eye emojis] love you all.’
When she got to her destination on time, a beaming Caprice gave a thumbs up as she shared a slew of behind-the-scenes photos of her workday at the Shop Channel.
Experienced: She seemed to be in her element when using her presentation skills
Wearing a must-have yellow sweater, she looked nothing short of sensational as she showed off her slim waist and tight legs.
Panic buying at the pumps has already started amid fears of fuel rationing due to the UK’s crippling shortage of lorry drivers – while Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tried to calm nerves by urging the British to ‘just keep going’.
This morning, rows of cars were seen on the road from petrol stations in Tonbridge, Kent, in Ely, Cambridgeshire, Bright and Leeds – just a day after fuel bosses warned of petrol and diesel rationing and closure of petrol stations.
Relief! Relieved that she hadn’t missed her presentation, Caprice continued with the thumbs-up pose
A petrol station in Essex is said to be out of diesel this morning, while outside another forecourt on the A12, also in Essex, queues are said to be ‘three rows deep to each pump’.
The queues at petrol stations – which will bring back memories in some of the 1973 Opec oil crisis and the 2000 fuel shortage – stem from fears of a 1978-style ‘winter of discontent’ for the UK, with skyrocketing energy prices, food shortages and fuel rationing.
This week, BP announced plans to ration fuel and a ‘handful’ of gas stations, along with a ‘small number’ of Tesco filling stations, as supermarkets warned of food shortages and more energy companies went bankrupt amid rising gas prices – sparking fears of a new one. ‘winter of discontent’.
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And in a particularly useless addition to the problem, eco-mob Insulate Britain returned to the roads today to block a route to Port of Dover – Europe’s busiest port and the UK’s main gateway for trade from the EU. .
It comes as the Petrol Retailers Association last night warned drivers to keep “a quarter of a tank” of fuel in their vehicles in preparation for potential closures of local gas stations.
Meanwhile, ministers were under new pressure to relax immigration rules as an emergency measure to attract truck drivers from abroad, amid warnings that an additional 100,000 were needed across the industry.
Sizzling: She wore a must-have yellow sweater and looked downright sensational as she showed off her slim waist and tight legs
Transport Minister Grant Shapps today hinted at the possibility, saying he would move “heaven and earth” to address the “systemic problem” of truck driver shortages.
He also claimed that haulage firms offered huge salaries to entice drivers who have left the sector to come back – with one ‘top milk company’ apparently offering as much as ‘£78,000 a year’.
Meanwhile, a vegetable company in Lincolnshire is currently advertising a broccoli picker role at £30 an hour, which equates to about £62,000 a year.
A government source warned last night that Downing Street is increasingly ‘concerned’ about a coming ‘winter of discontent’ – with Christmas being ruined by rising utility bills, shortages and cuts in Universal Credit.
Ministers are said to have drawn up plans to put soldiers on standby in case they have to drive petrol tankers in a serious crisis.
When questioned about this on BBC Breakfast, Mr Shapps said: ‘If it can really help, we’ll get them involved.’
But he urged people not to panic when buying, telling Sky News: “The advice would be to just keep going, and that’s what BP is saying.”
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