Alex Polizzi in Benidorm?! It just doesn’t seem like her kind of place, does it?

But this second episode of her latest series is full of surprises for our well-travelled hotelier. Her adventure on the east coast begins in Valencia, Spain’s third largest city.

Here, she discovers the real Holy Grail, a huge fresh water lagoon and how to make an authentic paella (never with chorizo!).

Then, like millions of Brits before her, she heads to Benidorm.

Here Alex meets some ex-pats to discover why they love the sea, sun and sangria of this infamous resort.

‘It’s so stupid of me to make a judgement about somewhere I’ve never been before. But now I know better,’ she admits as she is pleasantly surprised by what Benidorm has to offer.