Jack Whitehall's Travels With My Father gets a third series | With a trip to America

Jack Whitehall's Travels With My Father gets a third series

With a trip to America

Jack Whitehall's Travels With My Father is returning for a third series on Netflix, Chortle can reveal.

This time, the comic and his father Michael are travelling to the US as Whitehall continues his attempts to break America.

They have been filming in the UK for a month but their itinerary is also set to take in Arizona and Las Vegas.

In the first series of Travels with My Father, released in 2017, the Whitehalls visited Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The second, released in September, followed them across Eastern Europe. It was nominated for best comedy at Tuesday night's National Television Awards but lost to Peter Kay’s Car Share.

The Whitehalls were coy about the show's future in a video Q & A with fans last month. Jack responded to a question about further episodes with: 'Potentially. Who knows? Watch this space. Conversations are afoot'.

His father added: 'Yes. Our people are talking to their people and that sort of thing.'

However, a week later, Netflix shot the pair's charity appearance at the independent St Swithun's School in Winchester. And they have been filming in Wales – where Jack made a surprise appearance at Cardiff’s Glee Club º over the last week.

Developing his US career is reportedly why Whitehall quit Sky panel show A League of Their Own, which is currently following Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp on their European Road Trip.

The recommission of Travels with My Father  comes as ITV airs Breaking Dad, in which Bradley Walsh and his son Barney tour the US; Sky broadcasts Just Another Immigrant, in which Romesh Ranganathan and his family seek to promote his career Stateside; and Comedy Central airs the third series of Russell Howard and Mum: Globetrotters, with the pair touring Asia.

As Chortle reported this month, female comedians have protested that they are consistently overlooked by television bosses to present such travel shows.

Whitehall is preparing to host The Brit Awards on February 20. Next year, he will appear in the Disney family blockbuster Jungle Cruise alongside Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, playing the ‘hugely effete, very camp and very funny’ brother of Emily Blunt’s character in the film, which is based on a Disneyland ride.

- by Jay Richardson

Published: 25 Jan 2019

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