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Luke Harding Went For A Boozy Night In Oldham... And Woke Up In A Toilet In Paris

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Many can probably relate to Luke Harding, who is severely regretting what had seemed like a a really marvellous spontaneous idea when heavily under the influence of alcohol.

The teenager had the mother of all hangovers after getting steaming drunk in a Manchester nightclub... and waking up in Paris.

Mr Harding was getting a cab home from the Tokyo Project nightclub, nicknamed Tokes, in Oldham when he found his passport in his pocket and came to the perfectly logical conclusion to visit the Eiffel Tower instead of going to bed.

He became something of a Twitter sensation after his friends spotted the sheepish teen had posted pictures of himself looking bewildered next to the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower.

The one-day excursion saw him convince a taxi driver he was a junior doctor going to a convention.

Mr Harding, from Oldham, said that - as is always the way with such stories - it all started off casually going "for a pint" after work with one of his mates.

But by the end of the night, he had asked his shocked taxi driver to head immediately for Manchester Airport and booked a last minute 6am flight for £100 through Flybe to the French capital using his mobile phone.

Many took to Twitter to congratulate him on his drunken exploits:

The 19-year-old woke up with a very sore head in a toilet at Charles de Gaulle airport.

"It was a spur of the moment thing and seemed like a good idea at the time," he said.

He was eventually picked up 12 hours later at Manchester by friends when he had to pay out a further £170 to get a flight back to the UK. The entire escapade cost him a total of £300.