Harry Styles' ex had a scary encounter

Caroline Flack had an unwelcome guest visit her hotel room during a trip to Thailand earlier this year.

The Xtra Factor host, who was staying in Koh Tao with a friend, discovered that she was sharing her accommodation with a dangerous venomous snake.

Our stay was particularly memorable as we shared our room with a white-lipped pit viper,’ says Caroline, 33.

It was a bright fluorescent green and we learned later that this particular snake is one of the main reasons why people end up in hospital in Thailand.

And there we were with one in our room. Two girls and a snake: you can imagine!’

The serpent was spotted when it came terrifyingly close to Caroline.

I was dancing on my sunbed (as you do) when I suddenly saw my friend SJ‘s face go white,’ Harry Styles‘ ex tells the Mail On Sunday Travel.

“Stay where you are!” she said. And then I saw this really long snake, moving beneath me and sliding into our room.

Reception sent a man with a big stick! But he didn’t get it – it had gone through the floorboards. So, can you imagine that we tucked ourselves into bed that night tightly, with all the mosquito nets around us.

It makes for a great anecdote now, but at the time, I remember feeling absolutely petrified.

An encounter with a snake shouldn’t be that surprising, however, if you take a holiday in a tropical place such as Thailand. It’s stupid to think you’re not going to get stuff like that, so you’ve got to get accustomed to it.’

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