Richard Ayoade quitting Travel Man
Upcoming ninth series will be the last for UK comedian, but the show will live on.
UK comedian Richard Ayoade is quitting his Travel Man series after the upcoming ninth season.
But the series will continue with comedian Joe Lycett (The Great British Sewing Bee, 8 Out of 10 Cats, QI) from 2020.
The IT Crowd and Crystal Maze star will present his final, ninth, series later this year.
Ayoade has explored more than 40 cities with 48 hour mini-breaks including Copenhagen with Noel Fielding, Athens with Dawn French, Brussels with Lee Mack, Venice with Jo Brand, St Petersburg with Rob Beckett, and Lycett in Amsterdam.
Ian Dunkley, Channel 4’s commissioning editor for factual entertainment said: “We’re delighted to welcome Joe on board and to let him offer his own unique take on every whistle-stop, 48-hour mini-break we send him on.”
Lycett added: “I’m beyond excited to take over the brilliant, charming show that Richard has nurtured. I’m less excited about the number of times I’m going to have to take off my shoes at Birmingham Airport.”
Travel Man airs in Australia on SBS VICELAND.