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Amy Childs bonded with fellow sunbathers on a recent trip abroad over EL James' erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey.

The reality star, 22, became hooked on the erotic S&M tale that's become the fastest-selling paperback of all time.

'I have just come back from holiday in Dubai where I was one of at least 10 women round the pool reading Fifty Shades Of Grey,' says Amy.

'We all swapped notes and agreed we couldn't put the book down.

'It's a very dirty book and I admit I found some of the sex scenes too extreme.'

Fifty Shades Of Grey tells the story of college graduate Anastasia Steele and manipulative billionaire Christian Grey, who asks her to become his 'submissive' in his 'red room of pain'.

Jodie Marsh, 33, got a bit of a shock when she first started reading the raunchy book because she thought she'd picked up an innocent romance novel.

'I've read loads of erotica over the years but never one that features such graphic and challenging sex scenes,' Jodie tells The Sun.

'I certainly haven't come across anything with sadomasochistic sex described in such detail.'

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