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Elis James welcomes Miles Jupp to Wales in new BBC travelogue

Miles Jupp and Elis James are making a Welsh travelogue for the BBC.

In the as-yet-untitled series, Welshman James will introduce Jupp to his homeland, after The News Quiz host and his Welsh wife and five children left London to move to Monmouth in 2015.

James told listeners to his Radio X show with John Robins that 'the programme's largely banter-driven so it's a lot of fun'.

In the three 30-minute episodes, the comedians drive and sail around Wales. Last weekend, they travelled from Monmouthshire to climb Mount Snowdon, and posed for a photograph at the Snowdon Mountain Railway before walking to the summit of the UK's second highest peak:

'We walked up most of Snowdon. Actually, that's not true,’ James admitted. 'We got the train three-quarters of the way and we walked the last bit … I think it's easier than I assumed because I was overtaken by a six-year-old girl in a T-shirt'.

They also visited James's home town of Camarthen, Pendine Sands, the decommissioned Trawsfynydd nuclear power station, a honey producer in the tiny hamlet of Coedcanlas, Richard Burton's birthplace in Port Talbot and Mumbles on Swansea Bay.

A keen football fan, James got to visit Swansea City's former ground Vetch Field on the trip. And in the same city, cricket devotee Jupp got to pay homage to Gary Sobers's legendary 'Six Sixes' at the St Helen's Ground.

The pair were previously team captains on the BBC Wales panel show The Really Welsh Quiz and James has become a regular on The News Quiz since Jupp began hosting the Radio 4 institution.

The travelogue is expected to air on BBC One Wales in the autumn.

- by Jay Richardson

Published: 9 Jun 2017

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