Take That Star Gary Barlow Admits to Early Morning Sun Lounger Dash on Holiday

Gary Barlow’s Hilarious British Holiday Habits Abroad

Early Mornings and Sunburn

Renowned singer Gary Barlow has recently shared some amusing insights into his typical British holiday habits while vacationing abroad.

The 52-year-old Take That star confessed to indulging in some classic British vacation activities, including the early morning race to secure sun loungers and sunburn mishaps.

Learning the Ropes in Ibiza

Gary Barlow, known for hits like “Shine,” “Never Forget,” and “Back for Good,” reminisced about his first solo holiday without his parents at the age of 17, which took him to the lively island of Ibiza.

It was during this memorable trip that he learned the ropes of how Brits “holiday abroad.”

The Sun Lounger Race

One of the quintessential British vacation experiences that Barlow recalled involved the rush to claim sun loungers by the hotel swimming pool.

He described how he and his companions would compete to be the first ones down in the morning to reserve the coveted spots.

Once secured, they would spend the entire day basking in the sun, applying copious amounts of baby oil to achieve that perfect tan.

Sunburn Souvenirs

In the pursuit of the ideal tan, Barlow admitted to some mishaps. He humorously recounted how he would sometimes overdo it, resulting in bright red shoulders from severe sunburn.

The sunburn would be so painful that wearing a shirt became an unbearable task.

Barlow fondly labeled this experience as “classically British,” highlighting the humor in these typical British holiday customs.

Brits and Sun Loungers: A Survey

Interestingly, a recent study found that Brits excel in the art of securing sun loungers in the early hours. A poll of 16,000 holidaymakers revealed that 62% of Brits openly confessed to the practice of reserving sun loungers by placing towels on them, even ahead of other nationalities.

Germans came in second at 53%, followed by the French at 45%, and Italians at 41%.

It appears that the Brits have mastered the skill of reserving their prime sunbathing locations, making it a distinctive feature of British holidaying abroad.

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