Tracey Bolton told a friend that ‘it was just a lap dance’ – however admitted she was ‘mortified’ that it had gone viral.
The 39-year-old shocked passengers on the plane from Manchester to Ibiza on Friday when she was seen straddling 31-year-old Shaun Edmondson.
It later emerged that Edmondson, who is known as a ‘ladies’ man, was on his own stag do while his pregnant fiancee Jenna Ross, 25, waited for him at home.
In a clip he asks people around him for a condom.
According to friends, Ms Bolton, a cafe owner and mother-of-three, had been drinking at Manchester airport before meeting with Shaun on the flight.
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Speaking to The Sun, Tracey’s friend Kirsty Lawton from Colne in Lancashire, said: ‘Nothing really happened. She did a fully clothed lap dance for a laugh, no sexy time occurred.
‘The pair of them were being daft and it was all for a laugh. They didn’t know one another, as if you would do that with anyone let alone a stranger.’
Speaking through her friend, Tracey said: ‘I am absolutely mortified. What started as a bit of drunken madness has gone worldwide. I am horrified but absolutely nothing happened. I haven’t stopped crying since I saw it. I am so embarrassed.’
A 21-year-old who filmed the encounter described the shock at watching the couple get it on.
Kieran Williams, from Preston, Lancashire, said: ‘I heard them talking about it but I thought they were joking. The guy was shouting, “Anyone got a jelly?” meaning condom.
‘We all laughed but then ten minutes later they actually did it. They seemed so drunk, they brought a lot of attention to themselves.