Captain Bruce To The Rescue!

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson has been flying back home British holidaymakers left stranded in Europe after the collapse of the XL Leisure Group!

Tens of thousands of people were left stranded on the continent as XL went into administration earlier this week, causing 21 aeroplanes to be grounded.

But Captain Bruce, a full-time pilot for the Astraeus airline which has organised flights to get stranded tourists back home, stepped in and did an absolute job.

The singer piloted an aircraft taking 221 people stranded in Sharm-el-Sheikh in Egypt back to the UK. He then flew straight to the Greek Island of Kos to collect more victims!

The Iron Maiden man takes time off from his job to tour with his band. "My life's great," he said yesterday. "I get paid to do my two hobbies."