Georgia Toffolo reveals her top hack for bagging the best seat on the plane – and the one item she never travels without

AS THE well-heeled star of Made in Chelsea and winner of I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo is more well-travelled than most.

Now she has been hired by This Morning as a roving travel reporter, with her first four-part series focusing on Mexico as part of the daytime show’s Holiday ’22 series.

We asked Toff to give her globe-trotting memories and tips for Sun readers.

What was the best holiday you went on as a kid?

I was obsessed with I’m A Celebrity so when we went to Australia I asked my mum to take me to the luxury Versace hotel where the celebrities stay when they come out of the jungle.

It was iconic, I felt like the luckiest girly in the world.

My mum took me on some amazing sunny holidays, and my dad was into skiing, so I got the best of both worlds.

What’s the best holiday you've been on as an adult?

After the jungle I was exhausted and my friend Archie Manners, who’s a magician YouTuber, suggested Barbados where I discovered the joy of an all-inclusive situation.

It’s such good value! There was this guy who’d come up and say, ‘If it’s on your wrist, you’re getting p***ed!’

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What’s your dream holiday?

Next month I’m going to Nairobi then Lamu Island, Kenya. It’s been on my list for years.

Africa is really enchanting: the people, the food, the weather.

The time difference isn’t huge, and it’s quite easy to get to from the UK.

Where would you never go back to?

I went to Berlin before Christmas and I didn’t fit in. I was cold.

I found the architecture really depressing. I really enjoyed the history: we did a tour in an old Soviet car which was great fun.

But my friends went there to rave and I’m not that into raving.

I turned up for a night out in a cute mini skirt and Chanel pumps and my friends were like, ‘No, Toff’. They bought me a new outfit!

What is your favourite memory from a holiday?

In Barbados, I went to the fish fry in Oistin’s which is a Friday night party for locals.

We bumped into Rory Bremner and I was doing Dry January but Rory was like, ‘Come on, let’s have a beer’. We had a glorious night.

What are your best recommendations for UK holidays?

I’m from Devon: growing up I was gagging to move to London but I’ve been spending a lot more time down there recently and it’s lovely, walking the coastal paths, eating seafood on the beach.

I’m planning to take my Powerboat test this summer; my dad had boats when I was growing up.

I love a seafood shack on the beach called the Beach House near Kingsbridge, and a wonderful vintage shop in Totnes called Revival.

Where would you recommend going abroad?

You can’t beat the south of France. I’m a cliché – I love a long lunch with a glass of rose.

What advice would you give other travellers?

Not to get too tiddled on the plane, although I do it quite well!

But it’s a bad start to your holiday when you’re dehydrated and jet lagged.

What hacks have you picked up from travelling regularly that you could pass on to readers?

Always be friendly to the check-in lady: I like an aisle seat.

I do try for an upgrade by saying my auntie is crew with BA, but I can’t say it’s ever worked!

What's the one thing you always have in your hand luggage?

Lots of toner spritzers and really dense moisturiser. I take a newspaper and a current affairs magazine, and put podcasts on my phone.

Do you have any holiday habits?

No ­– my life is quite structured at home so when I’m on holiday I like to just take each moment as it comes.

I’d love to say I work out every morning, but I don’t.

Do you unpack everything or just leave it in your bag? 

Unpack. I even take out my make-up bag and order it all exactly as it is at home.

I have an outfit plan in a folder on my phone so that I can lay out the earrings, dress and shoes each day and I don’t have to stress about it.

Are you a lounge by the pool girl or an activity buff?

I’m partial to demolishing my book by the pool but I love an activity.

In Mexico for This Morning I did the most amazing things like zip wiring and kayaking.

I did traditional Yucatan dancing on the last night too and it was so good, even though I’ve got two left feet.

Georgia’s travels in Mexico will feature on ITV’s This Morning from Monday February 7, at 10am.

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