Rob Beckett once spent four hours on a flight trying to stop his daughter from pulling an elderly woman’s hair out.
The comedian and Celebs Go Dating narrator revealed he took extreme measures to stop one of his two daughters, who he shares with his wife Louise Watts, from attacking and removing the lady’s tresses from her head.
‘We were on our way back from Tenerife – which is too long a flight for what is like a little easyJet budget one,’ Rob shared.
‘We had an 18-month-old with us on our lap. Lou had our elder one who was four-and-a-half who wasn’t well and fell asleep on her.
‘Lou loved that, out of the game – by the window, a kid with a temperature asleep on her that’s had Calpol – the dream scenario isn’t it!’
Rob added that he was holding his youngest daughter on his lap for four hours.
‘There was an older lady in front – you know when ladies get to about 80 and their hair just becomes this sort of big grey bird’s nest that is just wiry…,’ he continued, in conversation with Giovanna Fletcher on the Walt Disney Travel Company’s podcast Journey to the Magic.
‘And my daughter just went to grab it – but you know at 18 months they are strong – I spent four hours pulling her back so she didn’t, because I reckon, she could have pulled this old lady’s head off.’
Ah, the stress!
Luckily for Rob, his children are a little older so hair pulling is a thing of the past.
But what isn’t yet in the past is Rob’s fear of rollercoasters.
‘I was really worried that I wouldn’t be able to go on all the rides, so when we went to Disneyland Paris, they’ve got loads of smaller rides, and I went on them,’ he added elsewhere in the episode.
‘So we were getting the children used to rides but actually I was starting from zero again, I’m working my way up! Again, in America we did that and by the end of it, I went on the Thunder Mountain one and the Slinky one, which is quite big.
‘I was doing all of them and ones with drops and stuff like that way bigger than what was stressing me out before.’
A new fun-packed episode of the six-part ‘Journey to the Magic’ series is being released every Wednesday from 18th May and concluding on June 29 and they are available wherever you listen to your podcasts.