Channel 4 has announced that comedian Joe Lycett will replace Richard Ayoade as the presenter of Travel Man: 48 hours in...
After exploring over 40 cities across nine series, Richard Ayoade (The Crystal Maze) will pass the baton to Joe Lycett as presenter of Travel Man: 48 hours in... next year.
The series sees Ayoade explore some of the world’s most popular holiday destinations for 48 hours, each journey with a different famous companion to join him on his trip.
Over Ayoade’s travels, the comedian has been accompanied by the likes of Noel Fielding as they visited Copenhagen, Mad Men actor Jon Hamm in Hong Kong, Dawn French in Athens, Lee Mack in Brussels, actor Rebel Wilson in Florence and Lycett even joined Ayoade for a weekend mini-break in Amsterdam.
“I’m beyond excited to take over the brilliant, charming show that Richard has nurtured,” said Lycett.
“I’m less excited about the number of times I’m going to have to take off my shoes at Birmingham Airport.”
Ian Dunkley, Commissioning Editor for Factual Entertainment added: “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.”
Ayoade’s final series will air later this year, followed by Lycett’s debut series in 2020.