“It’s time for quite out-of-shape people” cycling on TV says Irish comedian

Irish comedian, author, dangerologist and everyday bicycle user David O’Doherty is to host a new TV show where he will chat to celebrities while out cycling.

The programme, with the working title of ‘The Ride’, is to be broadcasted on UK channel Channel 4.

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O’Doherty’s guests will include artist Grayson Perry, actor and comedian Richard Ayoade, presenter and comedian Mel Giedroyc, and comedian and actor Joe Wilkinson.

O’Doherty said: “I think we’ve all seen enough of very fit cyclists racing up mountains and whooshing round tracks on our televisions. Now it’s time for quite out-of-shape people getting lost as they pedal towards a beautiful landmark that’s supposed to be just over there.”

Zeppotron, the makers of the four-part comedy-focused show, said that it will include some of the most beautiful parts of the UK.


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