OLDHAM mother-of-five Natalie Wynn wore SEVEN dresses, TWO pairs of shoes, TWO pairs of shorts, a skirt and cardigan to avoid being slapped with a £65 excess baggage fee at Manchester Airport.

The 30-year-old was on her way to an all-inclusive getaway to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands when she stopped while boarding the plane after a security officer weighed her cabin baggage at 9.4kg, more than 3kg over the permitted level.

According to staff from Thomas Cook the scene was reminiscent of an episode of “Friends” when Joey wore Chandler’s entire wardrobe.

Natalie, from Oldham, said in The Manchester Evening News: "I was boiling, absolutely boiling. I still had plenty in my case but I put near enough half of what I've put on.

"I put on four dresses, two pairs of shorts, I tied a dress around my neck, put a skirt on, I shoved two dresses down the dresses I had on, and two pairs of shoes as well, and a cardigan.

"It definitely worked. Normally I check the weight of the baggage but I did the online check in for me and my friend, but we got to the counter and they just stopped me.

"It was nearly 4kg over, but they wanted to charge us £65 each just to get it on the plane.

"Because I had booked an all-inclusive holiday so was getting all my food and drink, I didn't plan on bringing much money with me.

"I think I only had about £60 in my account just to bring with me on holiday.

"I didn't want to be using the little amount I had just so I could get my bag on the plane. I literally said, 'I'm not paying it', and started putting my clothes on.

"There were people around us cheering us on because after I did it my friend decided she would do it too because her baggage was also overweight. We were definitely a sight walking onto the plane.

"A few people offered to put our clothes in their cases, but got told (by Thomas Cook) they couldn't do that.”

A Thomas Cook Airlines spokesperson said: “Natalie's ingenuity here is noted! The good news for Natalie and the rest of our customers, is that later this month we are increasing our hand baggage allowance to 8kg.”