Airdate: Anh Does Britain
Anh Do is back next week with more travel adventures, this time plunging himself into British culture for Channel Seven.
Do’s Vietnam specials last year were huge hits for Seven. In these two part specials produced and directed by Paul Melville, Do meets the world record holder for pulling an ugly face, parallel parking masters, trying Parkour, cheese rolling, bore surfing, toe wrestling and the world‟s hottest curry.
“Whenever I visit other cultures I love to ‘have a go’ myself, but Britain really tested my resolve,” said Do.
“There’s a sport called Stinging Nettle Eating. The Stinging Nettle is a nasty weed that does what its name promises and for some reason every year, a bunch of Brits congregate in a famous pub to eat dangerous amounts of this torturous weed. I met the current world champion and I asked him, ‘What’s the worst part?’ He said, ‘When it comes out the other end.’ He was right.”
“I think Brits with better weather would turn into Aussies. We’re very much alike. We both like to take the mickey out of ourselves and we both like to have a beer and a laugh. I found them to be much more optimistic than the ‘whinging Pom’ stereotype had led me to expect.”
Tuesday July 23 at 7.30pm on Seven.