Gemma’s quarantine Instagram live Q&A gets a record two viewers

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Gemma, 27 from Northamptonshire, was delighted when she received the viewing figures from her inaugural Instagram live Q and A.

Gemma, a graphic designer living in London, moved back to her family home in accordance with social distancing advice. “I thought it would be better for those around me if I left the city and went back to my parents’ vast and expansive home,” she explained.

“I thought I’d do a quick Q and A just to let everyone know how I was doing,” stated Gemma, who has over 46 followers on her private Instagram, Gem_1992.

“I’ve had a lot on since arriving home and didn’t want to have to text both of my London house mates individually to get them up to speed.”

Gemma’s Q&A lasted 40 minutes, with viewers present for at least half of this time. It was split into several segments including quarantine skin care, ‘ask my cat anything’ tarot and a special feature where she discovered a dead woodlouse under her bed.

“I think I lost viewers when the woodlouse came on camera,” mused Gemma, looking troubled. “I guess that some people just aren’t ready to face the world as it really is.”

When asked what she planned to do over the next few days of isolation, Gemma responded “I may do a small garden burial for the woodlouse tomorrow. Either that, or crochet.”

Laurie Plowright

Laurie Plowright is a comedian and veterinary student. She is not only self-absorbed and narcissistic, but also wonderful. When she's not neglecting her collection of succulent plants, Laurie improvises with the Cambridge Impronauts, and is the co-founder of Stockings, an inclusive, all-female comedy troupe.