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Billie Faiers furious after being 'forced to hold five-month-old baby for 12 hours' on flight

Billie Faiers furious after being 'forced to hold five-month-old baby for 12 hours' on flight

The TOWIE star says it was an absolute 'nightmare'

Billie Faiers says she was furious after being forced to hold her young baby for an entire 12-hour flight.

The Only Way Is Essex star gave birth to her third child Margot back in December.

And speaking on a recent episode of her 'Sam and Billie' podcast, the 33-year-old revealed she and husband Greg recently took their kids on a family holiday to the Maldives.

But while the trip out was fantastic, she said, the return flight was an absolute disaster.

“I had a nightmare," Billie explained. "We get on the plane and going out there we had the bassinet for Margot, which is what you get when you have a young baby.

“Going out, it’s great because where the bassinets are you get the legroom as well, so you know with a baby you’ve got all the stuff and you’re always in and out of the baby bag.

Billie Faiers recently took her family to the Maldives.

“Anyway, we get on the flight and they’re like, 'Really sorry, the bassinets broke’. One bassinet on the whole flight."

And after asking if she was still able to sit in the same seat - with extra leg room - she was told that another couple had already booked it, so they'd have to move.

So she was left holding Margot for the entire journey back.

“So I had to hold Margot in my arms for 12 hours – Greg and mum helped as well," the reality star went on.

"I just thought 'please don’t do this to me’.

“She’s at the age now – she’s five months – she doesn’t want to be restricted in my arms for 12 hours, but we had no choice.”

Agreeing, sister Sam said she had a similar experience.

"The same thing happened on our flight to Dubai," the 32-year-old recalled. "Obviously, it wasn’t as long but is like six or seven hours.

Billie and husband Greg with their kids.

“No bassinet at all and Edward is 11 months and he’s heavy. Paul and I had to hold him the whole flight because the bassinet seat was taken.

“We were like, ‘Well, I requested a bassinet seat'. I understand that seat might be taken, but it was a couple that had those four seats with no baby.

“And I was like ‘can you swap us please because you can see I’ve got a baby here that’s 11 months that’s going to want to lay out and sleep’ and I had the same issue.

“She wouldn’t move us and I was like, ‘But we have a baby, surely the baby comes over legroom’ – unless you’re really elderly or something, but these were a couple in their 30s and 40s. It was bad."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram / @billieshepherdofficial

Topics: Parenting, Towie, Travel, UK News, TV And Film, Celebrity