While competing in the inaugural celebrity version of Race Across The World, Alex Beresford and his father Noel found themselves in an embarrassing predicament.
Alex and Noel did what they had to do to be in with a chance of winning and making it to the final checkpoint before their competitors – McFly’s Harry Judd and his mum Emma, All Saints singer Melanie Blatt and her mum Helene, and F1 ace Billy Monger and his sister Bonnie – while making their way from North Africa to Europe without phones, flights, or a massive pot of cash.
To conserve money, the couple slept in an Eastern European cheap hostel. On the top of the hotel was a nightclub, and two revellers decided to throw their own little party… directly in front of the Beresford room.
Alex was urged to relate the tale on today’s Good Morning Britain by Ben Shepherd.
‘They started getting quite amorous by your room. Is that not true?’ Ben, 48, probed.
Alex, 42, seemed to recoil simply at the memory: ‘You know when you watch a heavy kissing scene with your parents when you’re young and you can’t wait for it to be over because it’s so embarrassing? This was this times a million.’
He continued: ‘Obviously, we are all on a budget right? So, we stay in bed together. We stay in bed together every night because it’s cheaper.
‘All of a sudden this couple came down and tried to get into our room. They didn’t get in the room so they just stayed outside the room, up against the door.’
As the narrative progressed, co-host Kate Garraway, 56, put her hands on her head in shock and said, “Oh no!”
‘We just literally turned away from each other,’ Alex recalled.
‘I couldn’t wait for it to be over.
‘Anyway, it was all over quite quickly,’ he said with a laugh.
While Alex preferred to keep a low profile and simply get through the hardship, Noel had a different strategy. The presenter’s father recommended they go tell them to move on, but they were stopped.
‘They would have fallen into the room if we’d have opened the door,’ said a fearful Alex.
Source My Celebrity Life.