Strictly star Ore Oduba’s wife reveals they’re stuck in Greece for five days amid air traffic control chaos | The Sun

STRICTLY Come Dancing star Ore Oduba's wife Portia has revealed she's been left stranded in Greece with their kids.

Thousands of passengers were told yesterday morning that the network was down following a major air traffic control failure and that their flights would be delayed for hours.

However, the backlog of flights could bring days of problems for those looking to jet off this week – while those abroad hoping to return from Bank Holiday weekend holidays were left stranded.

Ore along with his wife Portia and their five-year-old son Roman and one-year-old daughter Genie were among those affected.

She shared a photo from the airport as the planes lined the runway.

Portia wrote: "For those that haven’t seen my stories! Currently ‘stranded’ in Greece with no flight home.


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"No nappies and no clean knickers. EasyJet have cancelled all flights leaving till Sunday. But it’s ok.

"They’ve offered us a voucher for the next time we fly. Maybe we can fly home on that, magic carpet style.

"Great customer service EasyJet. 

"I better sharpen up on my Greek as at this rate we are going to become citizens."

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She also posted a photo of her looking distressed from her bed and shared: "You may have seen the news about all the flights on the news.

"Ours have been cancelled and not only that easyJet have cancelled all flights till Sunday with no notice or explanation from their customers.

"We currently have no way of getting home."

Alongside a picture of her children, she continued: "These two as you can imagine were not playing ball earlier while we tried to arrange another room at our hotel.

"How do kids just know when to kick up?!

"It's all been quite stressful as you can imagine, as it will be for many, many people this week.

"We do however have an amazing travel rep who is trying her very best to get us home.

"Also. The kids have no clean clothes left and I don't have any clean knickers. So that's great. Sink washes all round."

The mum-of-two then returned to social media today and hit out at the airline.

She wrote: "easyJet thanks for the offer of a voucher and not a flight home. Maybe we can fly home on a voucher magic carpet style. Awful."

After hours of trying to organise a flight home, Portia confirmed that they had finally arranged a

She updated her followers, saying: "We've booked new flights but we have to transfer to a ferry and get across to Corfu and then we arrive in Heathrow (our car is at Gatwick)."

The backlog will have a knock-on effect on upcoming flights, experts have warned.

Ore was not the only famous face caught up in the flight chaos.

Ex-Corrie star Helen Flanagan, 33, were among those affected as she and her three children, Matilda, seven, Delilah, five, and two-year-old Charlie, were stuck at an airport in Greece following the disruption.

Meanwhile, TV personality Christine, 35, had also planned to return to the UK on Monday following a relaxing break with her mum, nan and three kids.

But just like many other air passengers, Christine was also forced to stay put.

Thousands of holidaymakers were bracing to face up to 12 hours of delays following the fault on Bank Holiday Monday.

But about 4pm, National Air Traffic Services (NATS) said it had “identified and remedied” the technical issue which was affecting air traffic control systems.

However the backlog will have a knock-on effect on upcoming flights, experts have warned.

Paul Charles, chief executive of the travel consultancy The PC Agency, said: “This six hour outage will impact flights for five days. The reason for that is that you have so many planes and crews that are out of position.

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“It always takes three days to recover anyway. Then you have the higher volume of people travelling at the moment, with numbers back to approaching pre-pandemic levels. That means this relatively short outage will impact for five days.

“Not every destination has daily flights. Some destinations might only have one flight every week, so you have to wait for the next one.”

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