Stunt light on laughs
A landmine stunt was serious stuff for Andy Lee and Hamish Blake, writes
cleared yet so we decided not to play any ball games.’’
While the landmine stunt was deadly serious, the rest of the trip through Asia plays for the laughs fans expect.
One prank included completing 250 laps of a roundabout in Vietnam on 49cc motorbikes.
‘‘We had pit crews each and it went for about four hours,’’ Lee chuckles.
‘‘It will appear the silliest thing we’ve done but it was the most gruelling because it was 36C and we are wearing leathers.’’
Other stunts by the duo include making a 5m homemade sky rocket for a rain god festival, then there’s the visit to a Thai village where there are more
Hamish and Andy’s Asian Gap Year snakes than people. ‘‘The landmines are not that hilarious, but when we went for instance to visit a place that has monkeys as waiters, that was funnier,’’ Lee says.
During the series the pair use Bangkok as their base.
It was where they converted a local bar into a TV studio to accommodate ex-pats and locals to watch the show.
While the duo have already done Gap Year shows in Europe and the US, Lee expects there will be another one in 2014 because ‘‘there are still plenty of places to explore’’.
Hamish and Andy’s Asian Gap Year: Mondays, 8pm, Nine, NBN.
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