Mortimer and Whitehouse land an eighth series of Gone Fishing | Show will focus on places important to Paul or Bob

Mortimer and Whitehouse land an eighth series of Gone Fishing

Show will focus on places important to Paul or Bob

The BBC has commissioned an eighth series of Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing.

And the run of six half-hour episodes promises even more of a personal edge, with each fishing location chosen by its relevance to place in Paul or Bob's life.

Executives ordered the series even before the seventh has aired. That run – expanded to eight episodes – is due on BBC Two  later this year.

Mortimer said: ‘I’m looking forward to visiting old haunts from my younger years as Paul and I will be travelling back in time for this series, going to fish in places which shaped our lives."

And Whitehouse added: ‘I can’t wait to get back to Gone Fishing with that other bloke in tow.

The show typically attracts more than 2million viewers per episode – making it one of the top five factual series on the channel.

BBC commissioning editor Patrick McMahon said: ‘We’re so happy to welcome Paul and Bob back for another slice of fishing, friendship and riverbank philosophy. Following their adventures and spending time in their company is always a treat, and this series promises to be the most personal and pleasurable yet.’

The show is made by Mortimer and Whitehouse's own production company, Owl Power, where executive producer  Lisa Clark said: ‘I’m so delighted we can continue to showcase our beautiful country in the company of Paul, Bob and Ted [the dog] of course.

'There’s so much more to explore for both man and Beast with plenty of muck for Ted to roll in and Bob to fall over, while Paul quietly concentrates on the fishing in hand.’

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Published: 12 Jun 2024

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