An Idiot Abroad returns to TV screens - here's what's in store

Hit travel documentary series An Idiot Abroad makes its return to TV screens tonight (20 Jun), offering an honest and hilarious commentary on some of the world's most popular destinations.

By Claire Schofield
Wednesday, 19 June, 2019, 16:21

The series follows the journey of Karl Pilkington, who is not a fan of travelling, as a heads off on an adventure to visit the Seven Wonders of the World.

The Great Wall of China

The first of the seven episodes in the series sees Pilkington head to the Far East to take in the delights of China.

Sent by his friends, comedians Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the trip forces the reluctant traveller to sample the local food, try his hand at kung fu and experience a traditional Chinese massage.

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Pilkington also casts his famously blunt verdict on The Great Wall of China, although the impressive site doesn't quite live up to expectations.

Later in the series, Pilkington heads to see the remaining Wonders of the World, including the Taj Mahal, Christ the Redeemer and the Great Pyramids.

When is it on TV?

The first episode of the first season will air tonight on Sky One at 9pm.