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Craig and Bruno’s Great British Road Trips  

  • Episode:

    1 of 6

  • Title:

    Cornwall

  • Transmission (TX):

    Wed 14 Jul 2021

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    8.00pm - 8.30pm

  • Week:

    Week 28 2021 : Sat 10 Jul - Fri 16 Jul

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Fri 02 Jul 2021

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Craig and Bruno’s Great British Road Trips  

Series overview

Quickstep on the gas! Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli are exploring some of the country’s most iconic and best loved road trips in this brand new six-part series, as the two great friends leave the dancefloor behind to enjoy some spectacular sights around beautiful Britain. 

Taking on six of the ultimate scenic routes, from Cornwall to the Cotswolds, the Yorkshire Dales to the Lake District, surprise petrol-heads Craig and Bruno are massive motoring enthusiasts and determined to make some memories. 

Originally hailing from Australia and Italy, the pair have both lived in Britain for many years but travel around their adopted homeland has so far been limited to showbiz tours and demanding performance schedules. 

So, each episode Craig and Bruno will immerse themselves in a different part of Britain. From the twists and turns of Cheddar Gorge, the brooding mountain roads of the Scottish Highlands, the sparkling waters of the Lake District, the captivating Cornish coast, magnificent Yorkshire Dales and the dizzying heights of the mountains of Snowdonia.  

Featuring breath-taking scenery, fascinating stories, incredible adventures led by local experts and a shared passion for good food and spontaneous dance moves, this is a trip that promises to be as much about the journey as the destination.

Episode 1

In episode one, Bruno and Craig take to the stunning coast of Cornwall. Craig is behind the wheel of their red Mini and is delighted to be taking the coastal route. He says: “The last time I came to the coastline here was probably in 1990! I was a little baby!”

Beginning their drive in Padstow, their route hugs the Atlantic coast through small beach towns and across dramatic cliffs, to one of the most spectacular roads in Britain along the Tin Coast. Before passing around the peninsula and finishing in Penzance. Bruno is excited: “You know how much I love the sea! The South of France, the Amalfi Coast… My Speedos are ready!”

Despite Craig’s horror at Bruno’s intended swimming attire, they arrive in the town of Newquay in good spirits and are thrilled to see a wild seal swimming close to the shore.
Bruno says: “Look at this, isn’t it picturesque? Gorgeous!”

Dating back to 1439, the harbour at Newquay has been key to Cornwall’s industries of mining, fishing and agriculture for centuries and what better way to explore the coastline than by sea.

Bruno and Craig climb on board a fishing boat to leave the tranquil waters of the harbour behind and enter the choppy waters of the Atlantic Ocean. But first, they need to climb into the boat itself. Bruno is not impressed by Craig’s efforts: “Come on Craig, you’ve had two hips replaced, you can handle that!”
After receiving some top fishing tips from the boat’s skipper, they enjoy the invigorating sea air but as the boat gets further out to sea they begin to rapidly lose their sea legs. Bruno says: “If you start feeling queer, the toilet is here…This is definitely not the Caribbean!”

They return to dry land to inspect their catch of the day, impressive lobster and brown crab. Craig says: “it must be so annoying to have to go sideways everywhere, like doing chassés all your life.”
They leave Newquay behind and head to the St Agnes heritage coastline, with Craig behind the wheel and Bruno in charge of snacks - Cornish clotted cream biscuits, to enjoy on the road.
Despite taking a wrong turn and a short diversion, they arrive safely in St Ives in time to enjoy a sundowner by the beach, with a bottle of Cornish rosé and some local St Ives gin. Craig says:
“This is going to be a truly magnificent sunset. I think we should go for a midnight swim, nude?!”
The next morning Bruno is on driving duty and Craig is feeling the effects of his evening researching the local wines, as they head to the Levant Mine, a 19th century ruin with a tragic past. Craig says: “My family have a lot of mining history…Loads of people in Australia were killed through the gold rush, similarly to here. It’s so dangerous.”
The next stop is the Minack Theatre, after some bickering over the speed that Bruno is taking the corners. Craig tells him: “That’s called traffic! You’ve got to go through these little villages slowly and surely. Think of yourself as an old aged pensioner!”
The magnificent open-air amphitheatre was blasted from the granite cliffs. Bruno says: “It’s a unique place and the weather makes it even more dramatic. It’s like the set for Hamlet, beauty and drama.”
They can’t resist an impromptu singsong and dance with the Fisherman’s Friends, a local group playing an accordion, before taking the picturesque route towards Penzance to a famous outdoor 1930s pool. The Jubliee Pool is the largest surviving sea water lido in the UK. It’s speedo time and Craig reassures Bruno that there are significant health benefits to swimming in the freezing cold water. Bruno isn’t convinced: “I’m not going under the cold water, it’s not my thing. I’m going to sunbathe, I’ve got my moisturiser and my sun lotions. You do that.”

But after meeting The Battery Belles, a group of ladies who regularly swim in the lido, the pressure is on to take to the icy water for a dramatic end to their Cornish adventure…