Eastenders actor Shane Richie is taking legal action against travel firm Thomas Cook after a family break turned into his 'worst nightmare.'
The star described his two week trip to Mexico's five star Moon Palace Resort as the 'holiday from hell' and is now suing the travel firm, it has been reported.
Mr Richie, 54, claimed 'loads of things happened' including loud drum and bass music blaring out around the pool at 10.30am.
But a source close to Thomas Cook said: 'Shane complained about holidaymakers taking pictures of him, having to get up at 5.30am to put towels on sunbeds, loud music by the pool and queuing to get eggs in the morning.'
EastEnders actor Shane Richie with his wife Christie Goddard, son Mackenzie, 11, and daughters Lolita, nine and Romani before his 'holiday from hell'
Shane Richie (left) who plays Alfie Moon in the BBC soap said the holiday with Thomas Cook turned into his 'worst nightmare'
The father of five, who plays Alfie Moon in the BBC soap, told The Sun: 'It was the holiday from hell.
'I was recommended the five star resort. It cost thousands.
'It was supposed to be a holiday of a lifetime. I was taking my in-laws for 17 nights.
'It was my worst nightmare. It was 'f*****g horrendous. I got spanked by