Joe Lycett Takes Over Channel 4’s ‘Travel Man’ From Richard Ayoade

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05 Jul 19

Joe Lycett Takes Over Channel 4’s ‘Travel Man’ From Richard Ayoade

Channel 4’s ‘Travel Man’ will have a new face from Season 10, as Richard Ayoade has decided to put his suitcase away, and hands his travel documents to comedian Joe Lycett. Richard’s final, 9th Season, will air later this year, with Joe picking up the passport baton for his debut series which will air in 2020.

“I’m beyond excited to take over the brilliant, charming show that Richard has nurtured,” commented Joe. “I’m less excited about the number of times I’m going to have to take off my shoes at Birmingham Airport.”

Each episode takes a sideways look at how visitors might spend 48 hours in some of the world’s most popular mini-break destinations – and for each trip the Travel Man is joined by a well-known travel companion. Richard has previously explored over 40 cities including Copenhagen with Noel Fielding; Hong Kong with Mad Men actor Jon Hamm; Athens with Dawn French; Brussels with Lee Mack; Venice with Jo Brand; St Petersburg with Rob Beckett; and Florence with Hollywood actor Rebel Wilson. Joe himself has even accompanied Richard on a weekend mini-break to Amsterdam.

“We’re delighted to welcome Joe onboard and to let him offer his own unique take on every whistle-stop, 48-hour mini-break we send him on,” adds Ian Dunkley, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment.

‘Travel Man’ is commissioned by Ian Dunkley, Commissioning Editor Factual Entertainment, Channel 4 and Executive Produced by Steve Gowans, Series Producer Chris Richards, Producer/Director Nicola Silk, North One Television.

‘Travel Man’ returns for Richard’s final, 9th Season later in 2019 with Joe taking over in 2020.