The scene where Millie trips and rips her skirt is based on an incident that happened to me in Thailand. I was dancing on a table on the beach one night and i tripped off it and stood on my skirt. It had a clean rip all the way from the hem of the skirt to my bum and as the skirt was tightish it was leaving me pretty exposed. Luckily I was travelling at the time with a guy who kindly lent me his t'shirt to have round my waist.
The character of James is slightly based in truth. I was at a roof bar in New York on a hen do and I saw a cute guy and when I started talking to him it turned out he was English.
The handcuffing incidents are based slightly on my sister's hen do in Spain, although the kidnapping of a man is definitely fiction!