Jessie Ware has revealed she used to love holidaying in Abersoch but said the resort had become “bougie.”
She made the admission to comedian Alan Carr during an appearance on his new travel podcast ‘Life’s a Beach,’ with the singer-songwriter featuring on its second episode alongside her mum, Lennie Ware.
The mother and daughter duo, who co-host the food podcast ‘Table Manners,’ discussed their holidays abroad before being asked by Alan where they would consider to be the “biggest hidden gem” in the UK.
The TV presenter hinted that he knew about an experience of theirs’, asking: “Now do you like Abersoch?”
This prompted excitement from Lennie though Jessie appeared to have reservations about the proposal.
The musician, whose latest album ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’ achieved critical acclaim, commented: “[We] used to [like it], but we can’t say that now. It’s really bougie mum, you haven’t been in like 20 years.”
Lennie however explained that her daughter “had the best time” during their trips to the Gwynedd resort.
The family, from London, had a three-bedroom chalet on The Warren holiday park in the North Wales village, with Jessie stating: “My mum used to have a chalet [and] I swear it’s just a caravan without wheels.”
She described the accommodation as “really fun [and] from the 70s,” with the pair also praising the beach.
The Brit Award nominee referred to it as “phenomenal,” whilst her mother gushed that it was “gorgeous.”
Jessie however shared her opinion that Abersoch soon “became really bougie,” a term defined by the Urban Dictionary as ostentatiously displaying wealth or luxury – with some tying it to snobbery.
In recent years, the seaside resort has been considered the ‘second homes capital’ of Wales by some critics.
Speaking of her experience, Jessie said: “We were all in these like plastic homes that were not chic but everyone’s got like speedboats coming in [and] massive Range Rovers. It’s become more zhuzhy-zhuzhy.”
Her mother highlighted that “there were a lot of jetskis,” before Jessie moved on to discuss the chalet itself.
She said that the family chose not to update their retro chalet, despite others in the area doing so, noting that this meant their accommodation “looked like a piece of s***” compared to everyone else’s.
Lennie interjected though to reveal that her daughter was talking about their second chalet, which had actually been “upgraded” – leaving Jessie even more shocked by the state of the accommodation.
And although unimpressed with the affluence displayed in Abersoch, Jessie – who released the ‘Table Manners: The Cookbook’ with her mother last year – evidently has fond memories of holidays in the village.
She said: “It was charming. I did really love it and we were very free in the summer, we’d cycle everywhere.”
The acclaimed singer said it was “amazing” but added that the long journey made her “car sick every time.”
This prompted Alan to share his experience visiting the region, questioning if Bangor was near Abersoch.
He told his podcast guests: “I’ve performed [there]. That’s a long old drive but worth it when you get there.”
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You can listen to ‘Life’s a Beach’ and ‘Table Manners’ on podcast streaming services. Jessie’s latest album ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’ is also available now, along with ‘Table Manners: The Cookbook.’
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