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24th Apr 2023

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

By Callum Boyle

She described the trip home as a ‘nightmare’

Billie Faiers has been slated for complaining about a recent holiday to the Maldives. The mum was ‘forced’ to hold her five-month-old baby for a 12 hour flight.

Billie Faiers was on her way back from the luxurious island with her husband Greg Shepherd and their three children.

Speaking about the “nightmare” journey back on a podcast with her sister Sam, Faiers revealed that her request for a in-flight bassinet for her youngest child was rejected as there weren’t any available.

“I had a nightmare. 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,” she explained.

“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.

“Anyway, we get on the flight and they’re like ‘really sorry the bassinets broke’. One bassinet on the whole flight.”

Billie then added: “I had to hold Margot in my arms for 12 hours – Greg and mum helped as well. 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.”