Jack Whitehall appears to BREAK lockdown rules as he plays football with large group at the park

Jack Whitehall appeared to flout stringent lockdown rules earlier this week, when he was spotted playing football with a large group at the park.

Government guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic state that people in England are prohibited from exercising with more than one other person outside of their household or support bubble.

However, the 32-year-old comedian was photographed enjoying an hour-long football game in a park on Tuesday, as he mingled with a notably sizeable group.

Breaking rules? Jack Whitehall appeared to flout stringent lockdown rules earlier this week, when he was spotted playing football with a large group at the park

Breaking rules? Jack Whitehall appeared to flout stringent lockdown rules earlier this week, when he was spotted playing football with a large group at the park

Wearing a bright orange Kipsta bib over his all-black fitness gear, the London-born star put on a sporty display as he took command as his team’s goalkeeper.

Jack was seen chatting and mingling closely with the other men in the group as they socialised before and after the high octane action.

At the end of their game, Jack and the large group were seen walking together as they made their way out of the open green space.

Restrictions: Government guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, people in England are banned from exercising with more than one other person outside of their household or bubble

Restrictions: Government guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, people in England are banned from exercising with more than one other person outside of their household or bubble

Fitness goals: The 32-year-old comedian was photographed enjoying an hour-long football game in a local park as he mingled with a notably sizeable group

Fitness goals: The 32-year-old comedian was photographed enjoying an hour-long football game in a local park as he mingled with a notably sizeable group

Sporty: He wore a bright orange Kipsta bib over his all-black fitness gear

Command: The London-born star put on a sporty display as he took command on the pitch

Sporty: Wearing a bright orange Kipsta bib over his all-black fitness gear, the London-born star put on a sporty display as he took command on the pitch

That's the spirit: The group appeared to be in high spirits as they got into their football game

That’s the spirit: The group appeared to be in high spirits as they got into their football game

All eyes on me: Throughout the game, funnyman Jack appeared to be the centre of attention

All eyes on me: Throughout the game, funnyman Jack appeared to be the centre of attention

Image of fitness: The star was the picture of fitness as he sprinted across the open green space

Image of fitness: The star was the picture of fitness as he sprinted across the open green space

Current government guidelines, which were announced at the start of the month state the following for England: ‘Individual exercise is permitted alone, with 1 other person, or within your household or bubble.’

Continue the guidelines: ‘There is no restriction on the type of activity you can do when exercising, provided that you are within the permitted gathering limits outlined above.

‘You should maintain social distance when exercising with anybody who you do not live with, unless they are in your support bubble, and you are advised to avoid any activity which requires close contact.

‘You cannot exercise with or meet someone you do not live with (or from your support bubble) in a private garden. Sports facilities will also be closed.’

He's got sole: The star complemented his sporty ensemble with a pair of Adidas football boots

He’s got sole: The star complemented his sporty ensemble with a pair of Adidas football boots

Guidelines: Current government guidelines state the following for England, 'Individual exercise is permitted alone, with 1 other person, or within your household or bubble'

Announcement: The latest rules for England were announced at the start of the month

Guidelines: Current government guidelines state the following for England, ‘Individual exercise is permitted alone, with 1 other person, or within your household or bubble’

Goalkeeper: The star was seen serving as his team's goalkeeper during the high-energy game

Goalkeeper: The star was seen serving as his team’s goalkeeper during the high-energy game

One deflection: Jack appeared to be skilled at deflecting the ball during the hour-long match

One deflection: Jack appeared to be skilled at deflecting the ball during the hour-long match

Limits: State government guidelines, 'There is no restriction on the type of activity you can do when exercising, provided that you are within the permitted gathering limits outlined above'

Funny old game: Despite the regulations, the group appeared to be keen to press on with their football game

Limits: State government guidelines, ‘There is no restriction on the type of activity you can do when exercising, provided that you are within the permitted gathering limits outlined above’

No social distancing: Jack was seen chatting and mingling closely with the other men in the group as they socialised before and after the high octane action

No social distancing: Jack was seen chatting and mingling closely with the other men in the group as they socialised before and after the high octane action

MailOnline has contacted a representative for Jack Whitehall for comment. 

In his downtime, Jack has been seen out and about with his model girlfriend Roxy Horner, 29, with the pair spending time together in London. 

They were said to have made their romance exclusive just before the UK went into the first lockdown in March.

A source told The Sun at the time: ‘Jack and Roxy are enjoying being in isolation together. It’s all very new but they’re in their own little bubble and things are perfect at the moment. 

Distance: Government rules state, 'You should maintain social distance when exercising with anybody who you do not live with, unless they are in your support bubble'

Distance: Government rules state, ‘You should maintain social distance when exercising with anybody who you do not live with, unless they are in your support bubble’

Relationship: In his downtime, Jack has been seen out and about with his model girlfriend Roxy Horner, 29, with the pair spending time together in London

Denied: The couple recently refuted rumours that Jack had proposed

Relationship: In his downtime, Jack has been seen out and about with his model girlfriend Roxy Horner, 29, with the pair spending time together in London

Love in lockdown: Jack and his girlfriend Roxy are said to have made their romance exclusive just before the UK went into the first lockdown in March

Love in lockdown: Jack and his girlfriend Roxy are said to have made their romance exclusive just before the UK went into the first lockdown in March

The ex factor: Jack has been linked to various women since calling it quits with actress Gemma Chan, 37, in December 2017 after six years together

Popular with the ladies: The star has proved popular with the ladies over the years

The ex factor: Jack has been linked to various women since calling it quits with actress Gemma Chan, 37, in December 2017 after six years together

Less stringent: With the first lockdown being less stringent than the first, individuals can enjoy unlimited exercise, as long as it's with those in their household or support bubble

Less stringent: With the first lockdown being less stringent than the first, individuals can enjoy unlimited exercise, as long as it’s with those in their household or support bubble

Layered: Jack layered up for his outdoor game of football, as he staved off the chilly winter air

I can't stand the rain: He also wore a hooded top, amid heavy rainfall this month

Layered: Jack layered up for his outdoor game of football, as he staved off the chilly winter air

Pitch: Groups of men were seen kicking around on the pick together as they worked up a sweat

Pitch: Groups of men were seen kicking around on the pick together as they worked up a sweat

‘Being on lockdown in a honeymoon period is certainly one way to get to know each other quickly. But the more time they spend together the happier they seem.

‘Both have had their share of heartbreak and struggled a bit to find love. It’s time they had some luck.’

Roxy has a string of famous exes, having previously been linked to A-list actor Leonardo DiCaprio and singer Jake Bugg, who she split from in December.

Jack has been linked to various women since calling it quits with actress Gemma Chan, 37, in December 2017 after six years together. She is now in a relationship with screen star Dominic Cooper.

Young: Jack got an early start in showbiz, when at the age of nine he appeared in Noah's Ark

Young: Jack got an early start in showbiz, when at the age of nine he appeared in Noah’s Ark

Presenter: In June 2008, the star presented the first week of Big Brother's Big Mouth on E4

Presenter: In June 2008, the star presented the first week of Big Brother’s Big Mouth on E4

Star: He earned himself legions of fans after starring the shows Fresh Meat and Bad Education

Popular: He has been a popular fixture on British TV ever since

Star: He earned himself legions of fans after starring the shows Fresh Meat and Bad Education

Family affair: In 2017, he appeared alongside his TV producer dad Michael Whitehall in the Netflix comedy documentary series Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father

Family affair: In 2017, he appeared alongside his TV producer dad Michael Whitehall in the Netflix comedy documentary series Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father

Comedian: As well as enjoying a TV career, he has also found success as a stand-up comedian

Comedian: As well as enjoying a TV career, he has also found success as a stand-up comedian

Showbiz family: While his dad Michael is a producer, Jack's mother Hilary Gish is an actress

Stars: As a talent agent, his dad has represented Colin Firth and Dame Judi Dench

Showbiz family: While his dad Michael is a producer, Jack’s mother Hilary Gish is an actress

Heavy lifting: Jack was seen carrying the collapsible goal as the sizeable squad made their exit

Heavy lifting: Jack was seen carrying the collapsible goal as the sizeable squad made their exit

Strolling: At the end of their game, Jack and the large group were seen walking together as they made their way out of the open green space

Strolling: At the end of their game, Jack and the large group were seen walking together as they made their way out of the open green space

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