Chris Bisson once missed Dublin flight by 2-and-a-half days
2 April 2019 - 5:00 PM

Chris Bisson once missed Dublin flight by 2-and-a-half days

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Chris Bisson once missed a flight home from Dublin by two-and-a-half days - but he was let on the plane with the old ticket.

The "Emmerdale" actor admits he got "carried away" during his first-ever trip to the Irish capital, and couldn't face jumping on a plane out of the fair city because he was having such a "great" time.

He said: "The first time I came to Dublin I missed my flight home by two-and-a-half days.

"The hotel manager used to ring me every morning. "Mr Bisson, are you staying?"

""Yeah, yeah," and then the third day I was like, "I've got to go."

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"But it was my first time. I got carried away - it's a great city."

However, the 43-year-old star - who plays Jai Sharma on the ITV soap - finally managed to get out of bed and head to the airport armed with his initial ticket.

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Despite being laughed at by a check-in desk assistant, she let him on the flight without charging him for an updated ticket.

Speaking on Irish evening-time TV programme, "The Six O'Clock Show", he added: "I got to the airport with my old ticket that was two-and-a-half days old and went up to the desk and the woman just laughed at me.

"She went, "You're two-and-a-half days late," and I was like, "Yeah, sorry."

"And she went, "Go on," and let me on the flight.

"That was back in the day though, that was 20 years ago when it was all fine and all nice."

While Chris didn't fancy quitting Dublin for a few days, he previously admitted he feared his time on "Emmerdale" may come to a premature end because his character was too evil.

He said: "There were very frank and honest conversations with the producer about the character saying, "Have we gone too far and is it time to call it a day or do we redeem him?"

"On the trajectory he was on he was unsustainable but we came to the conclusion that actually he wasn't a bad character and that's lovely to play.

"He came in as a much nicer character and he did go off the rails but we have really pulled him back and that's lovely to play. It's also lovely to play a long-term story - I'm really pleased we see his struggle day-to-day. He hits the bottle, he's bought some drugs. It requires a lot of strength for him to hold it together."

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