Stars of CBBC show Friday Download past and present shared their holiday horrors as they were reunited at the premiere of their big-screen adventure Up All Night.
Former presenters Dionne Bromfield and Tyger Drew-Honey joined Britain’s Got Talent duo Bars and Melody and pop group The Vamps on the red carpet at the film’s world premiere in London’s Leicester Square.
The film sees the group – which also includes Richard Wisker, Shannon Flynn, George Sear and Bobby Lockwood – embarking on a road trip together, which soon turns into a nightmare when their van breaks down outside a creepy old mansion.
Dionne, 19, admitted a trip to the Caribbean became a nightmare when she was taken ill.
“I got an eye infection in the Caribbean once and my eye swelled up like a golf ball for two weeks. That was the worst holiday,” she said.
The Mama Said singer, the goddaughter of late soul star Amy Winehouse, added: “But the journey to Swansea, where we filmed this, was a really bad trip for me. I had an eight-hour train ride at midnight so that was pretty crazy.”
Tyger, also 19, said a road trip to Spain became a nightmare when he ran out of petrol.
“I actually went on a proper road trip when I learnt to drive. I drove from London to the south of Spain and it took about three days,” he recalled.
“Halfway through I ran out of petrol and I had to walk four-and-a-half miles to a petrol station to fill up the canister. It was nine hours before I got back on the road trip.”
The show’s current presenters Anais Gallagher, who arrived with her mother Meg Mathews, and Akai Osei also attended the premiere at the Vue cinema.
Anais – the 15-year-old daughter of Mathews and rocker Noel Gallagher – said: “I crashed a car with my mum before on holiday but I haven’t had any (disasters).
“I’d love to go on a road trip. That’s my dream – to go on a road trip all around America with friends in a car and music.”
Up All Night opens in cinemas on Friday May 22.