Johnny Vegas goes glamping in North Wales for new Channel 4 series
Channel 4 is to follow Johnny Vegas’s attempt to establish a holiday home camping site in North Wales in a new four-part series.
The broadcaster has commissioned Llas Vegas (w/t), a 4 x 60’ series from Plum Pictures following the glamping adventures of Vegas and his long-suffering assistant Bev as they try to source and renovate five vintage, single story buses and transform them into unique holiday homes on wheels.
Vegas - pictured above in recent BBC sitcom Home from Home - explains the inspiration for the series: "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?”."
Jonathan Rothery, Channel 4 Commissioning Editor, said: “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, Managing Director at Plum Pictures which is also behind George Clarke's Amazing Spaces and ITV's Serial Killer with Piers Morgan, said: “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?”