Love Island's Shaughna Phillips refused to pay the £1,300 bill for Christmas Dinner

Shaughna Phillips had a Christmas Day disaster credit:Bang Showbiz
Shaughna Phillips had a Christmas Day disaster credit:Bang Showbiz

Shaughna Phillips refused to pay the bill for her Christmas Dinner.

The 28-year-old reality star - who shot to fame on 'Love Island' in 2020 - had booked a meal out for Christmas with her family but was subjected to a wait of almost three hours despite arranging things eight weeks in advance.

She said: "We got there at about 1 o'clock and it took about an hour and a half for the tasters section of the five-course meal to come out. The waiters, who looked about 16 and as if they were plucked from off the street, had no clue what was going on. They kept asking us what we'd ordered, but it had been eight weeks – we couldn't remember! There were no menu cards in front of us either. At one point, soup came out of the kitchen and when we asked what kind if was, the waiters didn't know.

"At quarter to four, I complained that we were still waiting for our main course. When it finally came out, it was just a plate of meat with no sides. I waited for some time and kept asking about the roast potatoes, carrots, Yorkshire puddings... but none of it came. We all had a slice of turkey each."

The Instagram influencer - who is now expecting her first child with her mystery boyfriend - went on to add that the manager of the restaurant was left in tears after being confronted and that she left without paying the bill before settling for a pizza later that night.

Writing in her OK! magazine column, she added: "The manager eventually came over to ask if everything was okay, I said, 'No, not really'. She began crying. I felt so bad, I told her it's okay. But of course it wasn't. After seeing a mother and son get up and walk out after waiting half an hour for a bill that never came, we did the same. It was £100 a head and with the drinks, the bill would've been £1,300. We walked out without paying, we went home hungry. I got an email later with apology from the restaurant and my £80 deposit refunded. Billy and I ended up sharing a pizza for dinner that night.

It was my family's first time ever going out for Christmas. We've said never again. It wasn't worth it."