Red-faced drivers reveal all

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Alan Payling speaks to a few coach drivers who recall some of their most embarrassing moments while on tour

Have you ever had that dream where you find yourself naked in a public place? Well, I have, over the years, been quietly astonished but noisily amused to find that quite a few tour drivers, while staying in hotels, have actually been living the dream (or rather nightmare). Being a tour driver means that you always have to be on the ball when you’re looking after a group of people. But inevitably, the day will come when the best of drivers will drop a clanger and end up with a very red face. And sometimes, their cheeks will be bright red in the middle of the night as well.

Sue Palmer never forgets her room key now. Alan Payling

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