Comedian Rosie Jones has managed the unthinkable, to film a travel show during lockdown! No mean feat when most of the time everyone has been confined to their own four walls.
There’s no need to panic though, all filming was Covid-compliant for Trip Hazard: My Greatest Adventure although the show had another working title which would have had alarming bells ringing.
Fortunately Stereotypically Shit Places was turned down by the bigwigs at Channel 4!
Jones, who has cerebral palsy, started her television career in TV production and writing for the award-winning light-hearted current affairs programme The Last Leg.
Since then she has emerged from behind the camera to in front of it making appearances on various comedy shows, but next month she fronts her very own.
Speaking about her new travel programme Jones told The Guardian: “I live in London. But during lockdown I moved back to Yorkshire with my mum and dad. I grew up in a seaside town [Bridlington] that I spent 18 years hating. But coming back as an adult, I was like: it’s quite beautiful.”
Along her travels Jones meets some of her celeb friends, she goes fossil hunting with Joe Wilkinson, conquers a zip-wire with Jenny Éclair and in the first episode re-enacts a Viking battle in the Lake District with TV presenter Scarlett Moffatt.
It was a gruelling schedule though, all four shows were filmed back-to-back in just a fortnight, but it was worth it as the series promises to be the perfect way to start your Friday night viewing.
We just wonder though, after Jones confronted a certain Tory MP last November on BBC Question Time if Matt Hancock will be tuning in?
Trip Hazard: My Greatest Adventure starts on Channel 4, Friday April 9 at 8.30pm and available afterwards on All 4.
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