WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE HOLIDAY?

Cornwall. I just love being there, especially on the rugged northern coast from Port Isaac to Land’s End. I think it is beautiful even in the rain.

I used to go as a boy with my mum and brother when my father was stationed there in the RAF and vividly remember surfing there when I was eight years old. It was such an adventure.

Nowadays, I love being in the fresh air and fishing. A friend has a boat and we go trawling at midnight. I love walking my dogs on the cliffs too.

My favourite beaches are Porthcothan, Trebetherick and Treyarnon and I love eating fish and chips on Constantine Bay.

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Phil Vickery has visited 25 countries while filming This Morning

a woman tried to charge $120 for four cans of Coke and four bottles of water on room service

The room was filthy

AND YOUR WORST?

Disneyworld in Florida. We stayed in a resort hotel. The room was filthy and a woman tried to charge $120 for four cans of Coke and four bottles of water on room service.

You could have breakfast with Mickey and Minnie Mouse and that was $300 for six of us.

Obviously, the kids were little and they loved it.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE HOLIDAY SOUVENIR?

I bought an olive-wood chopping board on our honeymoon – to Ravello on the Amalfi Coast in Italy – that I still use every day. I like functional things and olive-wood chopping boards are beautiful and smell lovely.

BEST HOLIDAY READ?

I don’t read novels, I like factual cooking books such as Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky, or The End Of The Line by Charles Clover about cod fishing. Sad and dull, I know.

Disney World

For a hefty price you can have breakfast with Mickey Mouse at Disney World

HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR TIME ON HOLIDAY?

On the first day I like to laze around but then I get bored so I’ll go for walks or find a nice place for coffee.

Fern doesn’t get as bored as I do. She likes to relax and read. We like nice meals so I will often research places to eat.

Last year, for a friend’s 50th birthday, we drove across seven states in America – from North Carolina to Texas – eating fried chicken and barbecue in some great restaurants.

Maracanã Stadium in Rio

The chef and football fan says visiting the Maracanã Stadium in Rio was great

WHERE WOULD YOU REVISIT? 

Brazil. I filmed there for This Morning and loved the beaches and people. I’m a football fan, so visiting the Maracanã Stadium in Rio was great. I remember watching Pelé play there on TV.

I’ve been to 25 countries with This Morning. You get a little taste of each, just enough to whet your appetite. I’d also like to return to Cambodia and Singapore too.

WHERE NEXT?

 I might be going back to America to do a film for This Morning on the World Barbecue Championships.

• Catch Phil on This Morning’s Live Wedding at 10.30am, on June 29 on ITV

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