Johnny Vegas: Carry On Glamping had viewers hooked as they saw in an insight into his labour of love, a brand new glamping site made up of vintage vehicles.
Airing last year, Johnny told the cameras how it had been a lifelong ambition and had been something that had helped him through the grief of losing both his parents in quick succession as well as his extreme anxiety.
The glamping experience took two years of hard work and alongside his assistant Bev Dixon, the pair had to overcome a series of setbacks in the North Yorkshire countryside.
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But Channel 4 have still commissioned Johnny a second series due to its popularity amongst fans and this time, it will show the pair overcome the challenges of expanding the site and developing the business.
His glampsite is full of some very special vehicles including Patricia the Maltese bus, named after Johnny’s mum.
There was also an American bus named Skoolie, a conversion of a 1970 Morris Minor Pick-Up and a 1960 Fisher Holivan Junior caravan dubbed Billy the Snail, a Citroen camper and a Firetruck.
But the setbacks aren’t over for Johnny as in this series, he’ll face the aftermath of planning restrictions when he wants to expand.
Johnny Vegas: Carry on Glamping series two will follow the pair as they search for a new glamping site, and acquire a number of additional vehicles in need of repurposing – including an old helicopter.
Johnny Vegas shared: “It blew both Bev and I away how lovingly received Carry on Glamping was – I still think it should’ve been called What Can Go Wrong Will Go Wrong.
“Still, the success of our wee field and the joy every vehicle brought to so many was heartwarming. Between Patricia and Lol’s Bar it definitely helped keep their memory alive and gave me the bug for rescuing more vehicles in need of a loving home.”
“My bank manager, accountant and, of course, Bev are all thrilled that we’re not stopping at just one Maltese bus.
“We will dearly miss our field and friends in Yorkshire, but the search for a new home to park our dreams upon has indeed begun, as planning meant we couldn’t expand and I’d have nowhere to park my new, well, presently knackered, helicopter (UK bought as Bev has said strictly no more imports or burning ferries!).
“Oh, and preferably nowhere with a barn nearby!”
The new site will amount to more than a campsite, as Vegas plans on hosting events, comedy festivals, music gigs and weddings for vintage-loving couples at the new location.
“Vegas also hopes to get ordained online in order to be able to officiate at weddings at the new glamping site.”
Jonny Rothery, commissioning editor for Channel 4, added: “Following Johnny’s journey to open his glampsite was a rollercoaster of emotions – funny, heartfelt, perilous and poignant.
“I’m so pleased Johnny and Bev are back to do it all again, and in a longer series commission, as we see them attempt to bring even bigger plans to life.”
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published 2021-06-21 12:00:00