Sky has announced that it has commissioned a third series of Ricky Gervais’ An Idiot Abroad.
This time, the hapless Karl Pilkington will be joined on his travels by Life’s Too Short and Harry Potter star, Warwick Davis.
Previous series’ have seen Karl sent to see the Seven Wonders of the World and on a journey of a lifetime to experience the untilate Things to do Before You Die.
The comedian has now persuaded Mancunian Karl to embark on an epic journey, following the footsteps of famous explorer Marco Polo from Italy to China.
Ricky, said of the new series:
“Karl once said to me that opposites attract. Warwick Davis is sociable, hardworking and never complains. They should get along fine.”
According to Sky, An Idiot Abroad: The Short Way Round “will follow Karl and Warwick as they get stuck into different cultures and traditions, illuminated by Karl’s trademark observations about the world and Warwick’s varying experiences as a little person in different countries”.
Of the new series, Pilkington commented:
“I don’t know how it will work out. Honestly. Edmund Hillary had that Tenzing fella, Ben Fogle had James Cracknell. I’ve been given an Ewok.”
An Idiot Abroad: The Short Way Round will air on Sky One and Sky One HD this December.