I'm a proud sunbed hogger and my sneaky tricks help me nab all the best spots… people call me selfish but I don't care | The Sun
FOR most of us, the thought of dragging ourselves out of bed at 5:30am on holiday after a night on the pina coladas is inconceivable.
But for proud sunbed hogger Mel Selton, it's a necessity to ensure she bags the best spot to top up her tan.
The 28-year-old hairdresser from Warrington, Cheshire, says she and her pals make sure they set their alarms early and dash down to the pool to state their claim – and don’t care if people call them selfish.
They take it in turns to make the early morning pilgrimage, plonking their towels on the beds before returning to their rooms 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 sunbed 'civil wars' have broken out across Europe, with sunstarved Brits battling each other – and locals – for the best spots by pools and beaches.
British tourists in popular destinations such as Spain and Turkey are going to extreme measures to bag the best loungers – including queuing from 5.30am to wait for pool areas to open.
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