Bob Mortimer

Bob Mortimer

Date of birth: 23-05-1959

Fishing for another series

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing 'to return'

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing is to return for a fifth series, it has been reported.

Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse are this week staging a short tour based on their decades-long friendship.

And once that it over, they will resume filming on the new episodes – which include a Christmas special –  the British Comedy Guide today.

The last series, which is currently being repeated, originally averaged  2.31 million viewers for BBC Two, and for  was nominated in the best features category of the Baftas on Sunday, but lost to Big Zuu's Big Eats.

The show originated when Whitehouse persuaded his friend to go fishing as part of his recovery from major heart surgery in 2015, and they later decided it would make an entertaining TV show.

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Published: 11 May 2022

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