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Viral footage showed the woman climbing onto a man's lap and gyrating as shocked passengers watch on - now she's had her say.

The woman filmed straddling a man on a Ryanair flight was just giving "a fully clothed lapdance for a laugh" and they did not have sex, friends have said.

Footage shot by a fellow passenger emerged online earlier this week showing a blonde woman straddling a man in his seat at 32,000ft on the Manchester to Ibiza flight.

Yesterday he was identified as Shaun Edmondson, 31, from Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, in the UK who was on a travelling Bachelor's Party.

Now today reports have named the woman in the video as Tracey Bolton, 39, a cafe manager from Colne, Lancashire in England.

Friends have now rallied round her after the footage was released online.

Pal Kirsty Lawton told one British Newspaper, "Nothing really happened. She did a fully clothed lapdance for a laugh, no sexy time occured. The pair of them were being silly and it was all for a laugh.  They didn't know one another, as if you would do that with anyone, let alone a stranger."

Shaun has been living with his partner at an address in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, according to records, and photos posted online show the smiling couple posing for selfies.

He is a sous chef at the Lyth Valley Country Inn, a hotel owned by his family near Kendal, the same newspaper reports, while she also works at the hotel, according to an online profile.

A friend told the newspaper that Shaun was on a stag trip with friends and he'd only met the mystery woman that day.

He said: “He is known as a bit of a ladies’ man. That’s just a random woman he’s with, they didn’t know each other before the day."

Ryanair passenger Kieran Williams, 21, from Preston, England, was left stunned as he watched the woman straddle Shaun on the flight to the Spanish party island.

He said: "They seemed so drunk, they brought a lot of attention to themselves."

Kieran, who works as a barman in Ibiza, claimed a female passenger sitting next to the pair asked to be moved, but the crew did nothing to stop the couple or even reprimand them.

He added: "We all had a good laugh about it. It was pretty funny."

Ryanair has confirmed an investigation has been launched.

A statement from airline read: "“We will not tolerate unruly, disruptive or inappropriate behavior at any time and any passengers who appear to behave in an unacceptable manner may be liable for further sanctions.”

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