Charlotte Crosby will celebrate Christmas in the Maldives with fiancé Jake Ankers, daughter Alba and her parents – 12 months after the death of her beloved grandmother

Charlotte Crosby has announced plans to fly her family to Maldives on Christmas Day and says it will be her first time abroad for Christmas.

The former Geordie Shore star, 33, will fly out with her fiancé Jake Ankers and her daughter Alba who, at just fourteen months, is already quite well-travelled.

She is eager to get away as her last Christmas was tainted by the death of her beloved grandmother just weeks prior.

Charlotte told The Mirror: ‘Last Christmas, we obviously lost my Nana. So, the thing that makes Christmas ‘Christmas’, when you have your grandparents round, was gone.’

Explaining her plans for the trip, she said: ‘This is a first time abroad I’ve never done a Christmas away and we’re not doing any presents. It’s just about making some memories, like amazing memories, on a big family holiday.’

Charlotte Crosby, 33, has announced plans to fly her family to Maldives on Christmas Day and says it will be her first time abroad for Christmas

The former Geordie Shore star will fly out with her fiancé and her daughter Alba who, at just fourteen months, is already quite well-travelled

The former Geordie Shore star will fly out with her fiancé and her daughter Alba who, at just fourteen months, is already quite well-travelled

She is eager to get away as her last Christmas was tainted by the death of her beloved grandmother (pictured) just weeks prior

She is eager to get away as her last Christmas was tainted by the death of her beloved grandmother (pictured) just weeks prior 

The star continued: ‘We’re going with my mum, my dad – just basically everyone who we would gather with on Christmas Day.’ 

In December, Charlotte was struck down with pneumonia and rushed to hospital after feeling ill for six weeks. 

Days later, she shared an update to her Instagram Story in which she revealed she had been ‘struggling to shift’ unbearable chest infections.

Charlotte posted a mirror selfie and wrote over the top: ‘It’s been a very long 5/6 weeks of on and off coughing/ chest infections. And the whole time I’ve been struggling I’ve been doing the very most work wise.

‘Travelling up and down the country, trains, cars and almost planes. A couple of occasions even losing my entire voice at work. I’ve not been able to carry out some of the stuff I’ve had to.’

Days later, Charlotte took to Instagram with an update for fans, writing: ‘UPDATE. I’ve been on my new antibiotics for 4 days! And I’m starting to feel SO MUCH better!

‘HOWEVER….a period from hell decided to come yesterday. I’m I was doubled over this morning with the worst cramps and Jakes got a really busy couple of days with work. 

‘So looks like a big coffee for me this morning! And some strong pain killers! Hopefully once this period passes that will be me back to full health!’

The reality star wrote a lengthy update to her 8.8 million followers on Instagram, over the top of a video of her baby Alba Jean, 14 months (pictured)

The reality star wrote a lengthy update to her 8.8 million followers on Instagram, over the top of a video of her baby Alba Jean, 14 months (pictured)

‘Four weeks since I’ve done any exercise and I was onto my very last part of testing our BRAND NEW CHALLENGE on @blitznburn which will resume next week! 

‘And we have an EXCITING filming day Monday! Which has had to be rescheduled twice now because I’ve been so unwell! 

‘But I am so so so ready to get back to it and show you all what we have got coming!’

The next clip of Charlotte’s story saw her promote her new design and fashion brand Pepper Girls Club. 

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