Channel 4 to follow Johnny Vegas as he sets up camping site

Thursday 14th March 2019, 9:23am

  • Channel 4 is to follow Johnny Vegas as he attempts to establish a camping site in North Wales
  • The comedian and his assistant Bev are aiming to transform five vintage buses into holiday homes
  • The four hour-long episodes of Llas Vegas will watch their progress. "What could possibly go wrong?"
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Channel 4 has ordered a four-part series which following the glamping adventures of Johnny Vegas and his long-suffering assistant Beverley Dixon.

Llas Vegas - currently a working title - will observe as the duo set about establishing a holiday home camping site in North Wales.

The four hour-long episodes are being made documentary specalists by Plum Pictures.

The actor and comedian says: "I bought a bus online. Not because it's what showbiz folk do, but because my camping van got nicked and it had been my wee bit of creative space heaven. Since then, a number of pub chats, misadventures, an art school virus to create beauty as and when you can, plus a deep desire to save these gorgeous machines from a scrap heap, I'm suddenly, finally trying to turn a 'What if?' into a 'Well why not?'. Borrowing cash, sorting out red tape via Bev and taking a risk on the fact that other folk will want to spend time in a place that feels special. But I get it. As no doubt the bank manager might say, I'm not the most organised person, but I tend to invest in passion. (Ooh, get him!)."

The producers explain: "Johnny and Bev need to source and renovate five vintage, single story buses and transform them into unique holiday homes on wheels on a site in Wales. But with no previous experience of running a business or conducting renovations on this scale, Johnny and Bev have a long battle ahead as they try to establish a must-stay glamping site in time for the summer season."

Jonathan Rothery, the Commissioning Editor at Channel 4, comments: "This is Johnny as we've never seen him before, following a dream to create the ultimate glamping site, from inception to realisation. We're delighted that he and Bev have chosen to share their glamping adventure with us."

Will Daws, the Managing Director of Plum Pictures, adds: "Llas Vegas will surely become one of the most iconic tourist destinations in the country - if Johnny can raise the money, buy the buses, sort out planning permissions, keep the locals on side and stick to a schedule. What could possibly go wrong?"

Johnny Vegas has previously starred in the 2018 BBC sitcom Home From Home, which focuses on a family who buy a Lake District holiday home. The comedian and actor can next be seen on Channel 4 on Tuesday (19th March) when he takes part in he Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer (pictured).

Llas Vegas will be shown on Channel 4 later this year.

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