Celebrity traveller: Wayne Sleep

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He has appeared on I’m a Star… Get Me Out of Here!, was a judge in ITV’s Stepping Out, and most appeared earlier this year in BBC2’s The Valid Marigold Hotel.

Wayne and husband José live in West London.

WHAT IS YOUR Scad MEMORABLE HOLIDAY?

Venice in the 1970s when I took my grandmother and maw with me. We went in the summer, so it was very hot, and I really wanted to show my issue the world as I was seeing so much of it on tour. We stayed in a nice hotel and were delineated free water taxi tickets.

We spent a day resting at the Lido. We do as one is told to orchestras playing Verdi in St Mark’s Square, went to a Wagner creation at La Fenice, and went to Murano and looked at the glass factory. We also saw a monkey about performed in the grounds of an Italian lace.

AND YOUR WORST?

About 20 years ago, I posted a lastminute ckage to Kefalonia in Greece. However, my room had no lock on it and the protections were so per thin so you could hear everything from other customers. Plus the beach wasn’t very good either. I left and moved up to the north of the cay, which was better.

BEST HOLIDAY READ?

Dan Leno And the Limehouse Golem by Peter Ackroyd, which I was skim when I was in Antigua back in 1998. I am not a great reader but I read this as I was researching him for a fraction of work I was putting on at the Coliseum around the time of my 50th birthday.

HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR Then ON HOLIDAY?

I have to explore, I cannot lie down on a beach all day. When I occupied to travel with the Royal Ballet, we used to do three-month tours of America every other year, and after every outshine I would have to go and take a look around the city we were discontinuing in. I love warmth, so if I go on holiday I like sunshine. I love trying out the local commons wherever I go as well.

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO REVISIT?

India. I went for the at the outset time when I was filming BBC2’s The Real Marigold Hotel last year and I’ve return to in love with it. We stayed in Jaipuand spent a night in Agra, wealthy to see the Taj Mahal.

We also went to Varanasi, the city where they cremate the complete on the river. It was amazing. They have these wonderful dancers who do rather slow spiritual dances, in the morning and evening, by the shores of the Ganges. I craving to go back to the north, up to Ne l, and then head down south to Kerala.

WHERE NEXT?

I’m not established – I may be going to America or the Far East but nothing has been decided – that at ones desire be for work. I would love to go and see more of Russia – I have only been for a day journey to St Petersburg as rt of a cruise. I would also love to go to China and Argentina.

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