As you shiver into the weekend, facing travel chaos and festive frenzy, spare a thought for Gary Lineker.
Having just signed a new deal with the BBC for about £10million, he's been strolling in the Florida sunshine with a stunning model nearly half his age on his arm.
Yes, it's tough – but someone has to do it.
Lineker seals £10m TV deal and a clinch with stunning girlfriend half his age
The 47-year-old Match of the Day presenter and his new girlfriend, model Danielle Bux,were enjoying a romantic break before he returns to Britain for Christmas.
The couple checked into a five star beachfront hotel where rooms cost £1,200 per night before taking a stroll allong the sands – Miss Bux in a belted bikini of the type worn by Ursula Andress in Dr No in 1962.
Then, with temperatures hovering around 80f (27c) they enjoyed a dip in the sea.
Warm embrace: Lineker and Bux find the water temperature just right
Lineker strokes Bux's cheek affectionately as they enjoy a romantic afternoon on Miami Beach today
"They were laughing and joking as they splashed about in the waves," said an onlooker. "Danielle slipped her arm around Gary as they walked along the beach.
"They looked very happy together."
Miss Bux, a Welsh-born former air hostess, is believed to be Lineker's first serious relationship since he split up from his wife Michelle last year.
The 29-year-old beauty was with the former footballer on a break in Vienna earlier this year.
She has a five-year-old daughter from her relationship with former Coventry City player Adam Willis and has also dated Scotland rugby star Simon Danielli.
Friends of Lineker have claimed the model is "the real deal" for him.
He recently signed a £2million-a-year deal with the BBC, being lined up as the main face of its 2012 Olympics coverage.
Gary Lineker enjoys the surf with 29-year-old Welsh born model Danielle Bux
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