Stephen Bear appears to break quarantine rules by driving around London to flat raided by cops who smashed in front door

STEPHEN Bear seemed to throw caution to the wind as he appeared to break his mandatory 10-day quarantine period by driving around east London in his swanky Mercedes.

The Ex On The Beach star arrived back in the UK this month from Dubai and was promptly detained by police at Heathrow Airport.

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He was arrested by police on revenge porn charges relating to ex Georgia Harrison before being bailed – yet this will not have impacted his obligation to follow the Government's mandatory self-isolation procedure.

Rules state those returning from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) must isolate for ten days – yet if they take a coronavirus test and release option they can reduce the self-isolation period to five days.

Bear may well have taken the latter option, yet he was spotted shopping at M&S just a day after touching down in the capital.

In November UAE became one of the few destinations on the UK government’s travel corridors list – meaning British visitors would not need to self-isolate on their return.

Quarantine-free status was lost from 4am January 12, after "a significant acceleration" in infections being imported to the UK from Dubai. 

In addition, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told the country they should stay home – and not make journeys unless absolutely necessary – during the current national lockdown.

Yet in an apparent disregard for the rules, Bear filmed himself hopping in his car to take care of some "business" in scenes posted to his YouTube channel, Life Of Bear.

The episode, published on Tuesday, saw the controversial reality TV star insist he is a "busy man" – despite being told by the Government to isolate and stay inside.

He hops inside his Mercedes "Batmobile" before checking directions and telling his pal Rob: "Just gotta sort some 'tings out, you know what I am saying?"

In a particularly cringe-worthy scene prior to his drive around east London, he tells his pal: "Oh get my rap sheet Rob – the police sheet in the living room," despite only being steps away from the front door himself.

While driving around he confirms the charges from Essex Police as criminal charges of "harassment, obstructing a police officer, exposure and voyeurism.

He told his viewers he was driving to his home – which had been previously raided by police, and entered through the back door.

He exclaimed: "It looks like a f**king bomb hit it."

Bear then told how the paps were outside before getting stuck into his mammoth cleaning task.

Cops swooped on Bear after he touched down at Heathrow Airport from Dubai on January 15 – the day of his 31st birthday.

His ex, Love Island star Georgia has insisted that Bear made a secret sex tape of her through his home's CCTV system and has been showing the video to pals.

Bear has previously dismissed the allegations as "so silly" – but was hauled in for questioning as soon as he returned to the UK.

Stephen and Georgia enjoyed a short-lived romance in 2018 after meeting on MTV’s The Challenge. They then got back together in March last year when they attended a fitness retreat in Thailand.

Posting on Instagram in December when she first made the allegations, Georgia said: "So bear has cctv around his house he purposely got me in a position where he knew it would be on cctv quite a long time ago and after acted like he forgot the camera were there."

Georgia added: "(As u do when u have cctv set up around private property going directly to your television and phone)."

"Firstly i had to give him the benefit of the doubt and hope he just would do the right thing, partly because i was ashamed and just wanted it to go away but tbh i have nothing to be ashamed about i was on private property with someone i had been with multiple times and trusted/was in love with."

"However since being away I have met 2 more people he has shown and even seen a screen recording so I have no other choice but to go public about this situation not just for me but for anyone that has been round there no knowing they are being filmed.

"I feel hurt, I feel violated, I feel embarrassed but I also feel like my friends and followers will support me through this and I can't stay silent on the matter any longer.

Bear said at the time he had spoken to Georgia, adding: "I don't even want to talk about it – it's so silly.

"I've spoken to the girl saying stop making up silly rumours. Everyone's just got to calm down. People saying someone's name for clout, it's just dumb."

He later recorded himself ridiculing his former flame who had broken down in tears over the situation.

Essex Police told The Sun: "A 31-year-old man from Loughton, who was arrested on suspicion of disclosing private sexual images or film without consent with intent to cause distress, voyeurism, harassment and obstructing a police officer, has been released on bail until 10 February."

The Sun Online has reached out to Bear and his management, listed on his Twitter page.



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