MOST of us relish the opportunity to ditch the early morning alarm and enjoy a lie-in on holiday.
But for Mel Selton, going abroad means dragging herself out of bed at 5:30am – so that she can dash down to the pool and reserve the best sunbeds.
The 28-year-old hairdresser from Warrington, Cheshire, says she and her pals make sure they bag the top spots to maximise their tanning time – and don’t care if people call them selfish.
They take it in turns to make the early morning pilgrimage, plonking down their towels before returning to bed for a few extra hours’ kip.
Mel tells The Sun: “Often we miss breakfast and are not up until 10.30am or 11am.
“I can’t stand the stress and the feeling of instant worry when you wake up thinking you are too late for a sunbed.
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“I ensure I don’t suffer anxiety and nab the spots early. Holidays are precious and I won’t have them ruined over a sun lounger.
“Everyone does it. I get annoyed when people say they don’t!”
Recently videos of sunbed hoggers have gone viral on TikTok with reservists branded “selfish”.
In one now-viral video, a hotel worker declared he was doing “God’s work” by removing beach towels slung over loungers.
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