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TV presenter Ore Oduba and his wife Portia are among thousands of holidaymakers who have been left “stranded” after their flights home from Greece were cancelled.
Mr Oduba, who has presented a variety of BBC events including coverage of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations, was expecting to travel back to London Gatwick Airport on Monday, according to his wife’s social media updates.
Sharing a picture of their children Roman and Genie looking out at stationary easyJet planes from the airport, Ms Oduba wrote on Instagram: “Currently ‘stranded’ in Greece with no flight home. 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.”
“The next available flight from where we’re staying back to London Gatwick isn’t until Sunday I believe so we’re trying to find an alternative flight, potentially trying to get to another island and fly with a different airline who’s flights are all still leaving,” Portia said.
“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!
Portia said the family currently has “no way of getting home” as thousands of passengers were also affected by the disruption, which began on Monday.