The guest was Brat Pack actor Rob Lowe promoting a talk he was giving at the Royal Festival Hall, and a show he’s doing based in the UK (where he plays an American law enforcement officer who becomes a Chief Constable).
A packed show as the team were joined on the sofa by actor Ruth Wilson, comedian Jon Richardson, and later musicians Jools Holland and Marc Almond.
Ruth was promoting the series Mrs Wilson which she starred in and produced. It was a personal one for her as the character she was playing was her own grandmother and the story is about her family’s discovery that their grandfather was a bigamist with an intriguing history in the intelligence service. Jon was promoting his new tour, so a little less interesting, but more funny!
Matt was wearing a burgundy polo-shirt jumper, and jeans.
The main guest on the show was chef Monica Galetti who had just returned from a trip to Australia and New Zealand to promote the new series of Masterchef: The Professionals. We also had singer Andrea Bocelli and son performing a duet. Plus a young inventor and his dancing robots.
Matt was wearing a teal jumper, spotted shirt, and jeans
Matt returned to the sofa post-Rickshaw where the team joined him to recap their journey and find out the current total (over £4.5 million). The guest was actor Kit Harington promoting his new play, though they inevitably also talked Game of Thrones.
For his return Matt wore a deep purple jumper, pale shirt, and jeans
Last November’s challenge was a little unusual as for the first time the team started in continental Europe. A trip through the Channel Tunnel by Rickshaw is definitely a first and with the drop and climb involved probably best left until they got this new lighter McLaren motorsport version! Lots of pictures here so I’m separating them by end-point of the day
The first day ended after a trip from near Calais, across the channel, and then through Kent to Ashford.
The hour long show had a crowded sofa as usual. The main guests were Carol Vorderman (talking about flying, including presenting a VT on the F35) and Peter Andre (promoting a new tour). They were joined by a couple from Strictly in Oti Mabuse and Graeme Swann.