Dave dares more comedians to drive on the World’s Most Dangerous Roads

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20th October 2023

UKTV today announces that World's Most Dangerous Roads (8x60') is returning to Dave and UKTV Play for a second series. Following the success of the first series, which aired earlier this year, the new series will see a whole new batch of comedy pairings set off on a daring journey to navigate some of the most treacherous roads around the world.

Series one, which is available via catch up on UKTV Play, followed Lou Sanders, Ed Gamble, Phil Wang, Stephen Mangan, Lara Ricote, Keith Lemon, Darren Harriott and more as they drove along the most challenging routes in countries such as Albania, Iceland and Australia. The first series reached an average audience of 654k individuals per episode, peaking with 848k individuals for Joe Wilkinson and Zoe Lyon's off-road adventure. Across all outings on Dave to date, World's Most Dangerous Roads series one has reached over 4.1m individuals.

Some of the comedy pairings taking on World's Most Dangerous Roads in series two include Jamali Maddix and Larry Dean who head to the dramatic landscapes of Bhutan, Rhod Gilbert and Angela Barnes take on the Italian Alps, and Mike Wozniak and Ola Labib drive into the Namibian wilderness. Slovenia will see David Harewood and Fraser James tackle its dangerous roads whilst Olga Koch and Thanyia Moore venture into the diverse terrain of Bulgaira. Jeff Stelling and Chris Kamara set out on a thrillingly scenic journey to Sri Lanka and Desiree Burch and Jessica Fostekew travel on Colorado's notoriously dangerous ground. Finally, Seann Walsh and Joe Swash explore Guatemala's not so safe turf.

World's Most Dangerous Roads is produced by Ricochet, commissioned for UKTV by Hilary Rosen, director of commissioning and ordered for Dave by Cherie Cunningham, channel director. World's Most Dangerous Roads is exec produced by Natalie Wilkinson and Hannah Lamb. The series producer is Sean McDonnell.

Hilary Rosen said,

I'm delighted to be working with Ricochet to bring World's Most Dangerous Roads back for a second time. This series will continue to deliver heart stopping moments, set against spectacular landscapes as our often terrified celebrities battle some of the world's toughest roads. It also provides revealing insights into their real world friendships while they undertake the adventure of a lifetime.

Cherie Hall added,

World's Most Dangerous Roads thrilling format proved a hit with Dave viewers. It perfectly combines elements of travel, comedy and adventure and I can't wait for more!

Natalie Wilkinson said, We are thrilled to be returning to Dave for a second series of World's Most Dangerous Roads, finding new locations, sourcing more extraordinary routes and taking the audience on nail-biting rides with some of UKTVs most loved, and new, comedy talent.

World's Most Dangerous Roads will air on Dave later this year. Catch up on the first series on UKTV Play now.


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