Katie Price and her boyfriend Carl Woods were questioned by police after travelling from Essex to Shropshire for a secret stay in a luxury log cabin for Valentine’s Day.
The ex-glamour model, 42, had tried to fool fans into thinking Carl, 32, had built the cabin in their own garden and stuffed it with pink balloons, roses and cake.
But the pair had actually travelled nearly 200 miles to stay at the woodland resort.
When questioned by police, the pair explained they were there for a photoshoot. As this counts as work, they did not break lockdown travel rules.
‘Work purposes’: Katie Price and her boyfriend Carl Woods were questioned by police after travelling from Essex to Shropshire for a secret stay in a luxury log cabin for Valentine’s Day – but escaped a fine
The couple was pictured leaving the cabin at Henlle Hall in Oswestry on Monday after arriving on Saturday.
The couple had attempted to cover up the trip by faking their weekend plans, as Katie claimed on Sunday that she and Carl were spending the romantic holiday at his home in a ‘love cabin’ he had prepared in his back garden.
The lavish decorations, including a wall of roses and a three-tier cake, matched those in pictures Miss Price shared online. One showed them in matching tracksuits by brand Pre London.
The mother-of-five, who moved in with her dealer boyfriend last year, told The Sun at the weekend: ‘I never expected all of this. There’s a cabin in the garden and the decorations are unbelievable.
Non-essential travel: On Monday, Katie and Carl were seen driving away from Henlle Hall Cottages, where they have been staying in since Saturday, and then faked their weekend
Set up: Pictures of the pair celebrating Valentine’s Day together at her rented Surrey home were in fact taken on Friday last week (pictured)
‘So much thought has gone into it and he didn’t get anything for free – he designed and paid for it all himself.’
Katie Price’s spokesman declined to comment to Mailonline.
MailOnline also contacted West Midlands Police, and Shropshire DCI Rik Klair said in a statement: ‘We received reports on Sunday 14 February of a possible Covid breach at a location near Oswestry.
‘Officers attended and after speaking to the manager of the premises identified that two individuals were staying at this location.
Accommodation: The couple stayed in a lavish log cabin in Shropshire for a ‘work shoot’
‘It was found that they were there for legitimate business purposes and weren’t issued with any fines.
‘We are continuing to liaise with the premises to see if any breach of the Covid-19 regulations has taken place on their part.’
Pictures of the pair enjoying Valentine’s Day together, in which he treated her to two stunning bouquets of flowers worth a whopping £10,000 and a Chopard necklace, where in fact taken at her rented Surrey home on Friday last week.
Katie and Carl also posed for photos wearing shirts of late stars Caroline Flack and Avicii, these snaps were released on Monday on the first anniversary of her death but had originally been taken on Friday.
Statement: When questioned by police, the pair explained they were there for a photoshoot. As this counts as work, they did not break lockdown travel rules
Claim: Katie said of their Valentine’s Day celebrations: ‘Carl is so amazing. I never expected all of this. There’s a cabin in the garden and the decorations are unbelievable’
Outing: Katie and Carl posed in shirts of late stars Caroline Flack and Avicii, the snaps were released on Monday on the first anniversary of her death but were taken on Friday (pictured)
On Friday, the hunk also teased a Valentine’s surprise for his other half, as he revealed something was on the way for her ahead of the romantic day.
The couple, who live together at Katie’s pad, filmed an Instagram Story together in a car and revealed that Carl would be celebrating his birthday the following day, even though it would actually be on Monday.
With Carl taking the wheel during their outing in Shropshire, Katie could be seen looking down at her phone as they drove through the remote location.
Katie shared a video from inside the vehicle where she discussed being ten years older than Carl as it was officially his 32nd birthday.
A spokesperson for Katie Price declined to comment when approached by MailOnline regarding the situation.
Defiant display: Carl later took to Instagram on Monday to post a loved-up snap from the cabin, captioned: ‘Amazing Valentines with My @KatiePrice’
Travel: However, it was clear Katie and Carl had no intention of spending the weekend at his home, as they were pictured driving through Shrophsire
Outing: With Carl taking the wheel, Katie could be seen looking down at her phone as they made their back home from the remote location
Nice place: The couple were seen departing the luxury woodland accommodation on Monday
In the car: Katie shared a video from inside the vehicle where she discussed being ten years older than Carl as it was officially his 32nd birthday
Birthday boy: Chatting away with Carl, Katie asked him how he felt about being with an older woman and he claimed he thought she ‘would have been more mature’
When are you allowed to stay away from home for an overnight stay?
All non-essential travel is banned, and a person cannot leave their home unless they have a reasonable excuse to do so.
You are only allowed to stay overnight away from your home if you:
- are visiting your support bubble
- are unable to return to your main residence
- need accommodation while moving house
- need accommodation to attend a funeral or related commemorative event
- require accommodation for work purposes or to provide voluntary services
- are a child requiring accommodation for school or care
- are homeless, seeking asylum, a vulnerable person seeking refuge, or if escaping harm (including domestic abuse)
- are an elite athlete or their support staff or parent, if the athlete is under 18 and it is necessary to be outside of the home for training or competition
Designated driver: Carl remained focused on the road as he drove them home after their weekend together
Rule breakers: According to current coronavirus restrictions all non-essential travel has been banned
According to current coronavirus restrictions, all non-essential travel has been banned amid the UK’s third lockdown.
Government guidelines state that a person cannot leave their home or the place where they are living for holidays or overnight stays unless they have a reasonable excuse for doing so.
This means that holidays in the UK and abroad are not allowed, and includes staying in a second home or caravan, if that is not their primary residence.
The rules also apply to those staying with anyone who they don’t live with unless they’re in your support bubble.
To help others: Government guidelines state a person cannot leave their home for holidays or overnight stays unless they have a reasonable excuse for doing so
Banned: The rules mean that holidays in the UK and abroad are not allowed, and includes staying in a second home or caravan, if that is not their primary residence
Decorations: Pink balloons could be seen in the luxury log cabin, and were clearly placed there for the couple’s Valentine’s Day celebrations
Earlier this month, Katie’s eldest son Harvey was taken to hospital following a bad reaction to the first of his Oxford/
Katie revealed a few days later that Harvey was home and well, after he was rushed to hospital following a bad reaction to the vaccine.
The mother-of-five revealed that once she got her eldest son home from the hospital, he was back ‘on form’, requesting chicken Kiev and chips at 4am.
‘Harvey is all good,’ she told her army of followers. ‘Thank you for all your kind messages and best wishes for Harvey he is home, safe and well.’
Location, location: The log cabin is situated in the 17 acres of parkland where Henlle Hall Cottages are based
Reaction: Earlier this month, Katie’s eldest son Harvey was taken to hospital following a bad reaction to the first of his Oxford/ AstraZeneca jabs he had
She then went on to discuss Harvey’s apparent reaction to the vaccine, saying: ‘So because of Harvey’s complex needs and the complex medication that he’s on he had his COVID [vaccine], the Oxford one, and had just as reaction.
‘The reaction was a really, really high temperature, 39.9 [degrees]. And obviously with Harvey, I have to keep a really keen eye and I couldn’t get his temperature down.
‘So I phoned Great Ormond Street and they told me to go to the nearest A&E that’s what we did. Did all your bloods, did an X-ray, blood, ECG, everything.
‘Everything was fine, said it was just a reaction from COVID but today, he’s absolutely on form, aren’t you?
Home and safe: Katie revealed a few days later that Harvey was home and well, after he was rushed to hospital following a bad reaction to the Covid-19 vaccine
‘And the doctors and nurses were fantastic so I can’t wait to still have my COVID injection and I still recommend everyone else have it and Harvey is safe and well.’
Elsewhere in the video, Katie went on to reveal that Harvey was so much back to his old self that he had a decadent culinary request in the early hours of Sunday.
After prompting him to share that he was in hospital the night before, she said: ‘What did you ask for at four o’clock this morning? Chicken Kiev and chips!’
Katie also encouraged others to still go ahead with getting the Covid vaccine, saying that despite Harvey’s reaction it’s still so important for high risk people to have it.
Katie added: ‘I am so much happier in the knowledge Harvey is safer now he has had his.’
While her rep added: ‘Katie would like the medical authorities to consider those with complex and rare conditions should be vaccinated under strict medical supervision and monitored for 24hrs as their immune systems can react differently.’
Harvey also sweetly thanked his mum’s followers for all their well wishes after the scary dash to hospital in a
On Friday, Harvey, who is on the autism spectrum and was born with disabilities including partial blindness, ADHD and Prader-Willi syndrome, received his first COVID vaccine, having been declared clinically extremely vulnerable.
Protected: The teen, who is on the autism spectrum and was born with disabilities including partial blindness, ADHD and Prader-Willi syndrome, had the vaccine, having been declared clinically extremely vulnerable