co­me­dian Sir Billy con­nolly re­flects on 25 years of ex­plor­ing the globe…

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Sir Billy Con­nolly first in­vited view­ers to join him on one of his ‘world tour’ trav­el­ogues back in 1994 – when he toured his na­tive Scot­land.

Since then, he’s been to the likes of Aus­tralia, Ire­land and New Zealand. But for his lat­est TV ex­cur­sion, he’s tak­ing us to Florida, where he’s re­cently re­lo­cated af­ter he was di­ag­nosed with Parkin­son’s dis­ease.

‘I like the weather and the fact that no­body knows me,’ ex­plains Billy. ‘I get a de­gree of anonymity that makes my life sim­pler.’

The documentary also marks Billy’s pre­vi­ous ex­ploits, with clips from his past trav­el­ogues, in­clud­ing danc­ing naked in the Orkney Is­lands!

‘It was a bit chilly and nerve-rack­ing,’ re­calls the 76-year-old co­me­dian. ‘Well, not so much be­ing naked, but be­ing the only per­son naked!’


The num­ber of coun­tries he’s vis­ited also means he has loads of sou­venirs – some­thing his wife Pamela isn’t too keen on.

‘I go to place them in the liv­ing room and she says, “That’s beau­ti­ful – it’d look good in your room!”’ he laughs.

‘So I’ve got a room full of rub­bish!’

But all his trav­el­ling ex­pe­ri­ences have given him some top tips for pack­ing light, al­though there’s one thing he al­ways misses from home – a de­cent pair of shoes!

‘They’re big and heavy, so you find your­self miss­ing shoes,’ he says. ‘And my travel es­sen­tial is cotton un­der­wear – never wear any­thing else or it’s tor­ture!’

Happy… Pamela and Billy have been wed for nearly 30 years

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