Lily Allen stranded at airport

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2010, 09:14 AM IST

London: Singer Lily Allen faced the prospect of sleeping at an airport Saturday night when her flight was grounded as heavy snow hit Britain.

Allen, who suffered a tragic miscarriage in October, was hoping to put the misery of the last few months behind her by jetting off on a romantic festive break with her boyfriend Sam Cooper.

But the holiday came to a halt after the couple boarded a plane at the Heathrow Airport here as the weather conditions saw runways closed and flights cancelled, reports contactmusic.com.

The couple sat on the plane for more than three hours before all passengers were ordered back to the terminal, and the singer gave fans a running commentary of her miserable day via her Twitter page.

"Sitting on the plane (767) and grounded, all airports closed according to pilot. Great, just great... Still here... I made a packed lunch of ham salad sandwiches, homemade chocolate chip cookies and lemon drizzle cake. Am getting stuck in... So now we`ve been chucked off the plane. Bad start to a much needed holiday," she tweeted.

After the couple was sent back to the terminal building, Allen faced a night sleeping at the airport as all the local hotels were full and the snow was preventing taxis reaching stranded passengers.

"Next runway inspection at 6 apparently. So upset!... Still no idea if our flight will go, ever. Can`t get a hotel anywhere and cabs can`t get anywhere near LHR (London Heathrow). Guess we`re all kipping (sleeping) here. Luckily I always travel with my pillow and a blanket," she wrote.

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