TV stars Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mor­timer re­veal their new fish­ing series.

Heart prob­lems bring co­me­di­ans Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mor­timer to­gether on the bank

Angling Times (UK) - - CONTENTS - IAN JONES News Ed­i­tor

THEY’RE two of the coun­try’s best loved TV co­me­di­ans, and now Bob Mor­timer and Paul Whitehouse have brought the laughs to the bank in a brand new fish­ing show.

The six-part BBC2 series ‘Whitehouse and Mor­timer: Gone Fish­ing’ sees the comics trav­el­ling the length and breadth of Bri­tain on a string of fish­ing ex­pe­di­tions where they dis­cuss life, death and com­edy-re­lated top­ics.

Speak­ing ex­clu­sively to An­gling Times, the two friends, who have both suf­fered se­ri­ous heart prob­lems, re­vealed the rea­son­ing be­hind the show and what view­ers can ex­pect to see.

Paul said: “Be­fore Bob Mor­timer and I die of heart dis­ease, we’re go­ing fish­ing all around the coun­try.

“I’ve sold it to him by say­ing fish­ing is long pe­ri­ods of bore­dom punc­tu­ated by short, sharp pe­ri­ods of in­cred­i­bly in­tense bore­dom. So, as a Mid­dles­brough fan, he lapped it up!

“But se­ri­ously, in the show you’ll see us re­lat­ing as mates rather than char­ac­ters.

“I have to be bossy with him when it comes to the fish­ing, but re­ally I think it shows quite a sweet re­la­tion­ship be­tween us.”

Bob agreed that the show isn’t just about com­edy, and said that the UK’s coun­try­side played an im­por­tant role in the film­ing.

He added: “Paul is a mas­sive star, but peo­ple don’t know much about him, so you will get to see him in his nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment.

“Our in­ten­tion was to por­tray just how beau­ti­ful Eng­land is, and I think we’ve done that re­ally well. Hope­fully it’s some­thing the view­ers will en­joy – on both a vis­ual and comedic level.”

Whitehouse and Mor­timer: Gone Fish­ing can be seen on BBC2 with the first episode air­ing in the next two weeks. For up­dates and air times of each episode, please check the BBC web­site.

“Paul Whitehouse is a mas­sive star, but most peo­ple re­ally don’t know very much about him at all”

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