Caravanning makes a mainstream TV appearance this evening, as funny man Paul Merton explores touring in his travel show on Channel 5.


Merton, best known for his appearances on long-running BBC quiz show, Have I Got News For You, is exploring different types of holiday through the six episodes of the show. So far, he has enjoyed trips to Florida, Ibiza and been on a cruise ship, but in the episode being aired on 9 November 2011, he gets to live the dream of caravanning. 


As well as trying out the (now famous) mobility scooter tourer, Paul gets to see how modern caravans are a far cry from the draughty, gas-lit trundlers of old when he gets behind the wheel of a Land Rover Discovery 4 towing a 2012 Swift Challenger Sport. Not a bad outfit, for a beginner.


Paul Merton’s Adventures is on Channel 5 at 10pm on 9 November and repeated on sister station 5* at 9pm on 10 November.


If you miss it, it will be shown on C5’s catch up service, Demand 5 in the next couple of days. Get to Demand 5 by clicking here!