The Real Marigold Hotel cast: Celebrities on the new series revealed

Who's on The Real Marigold Hotel? Celebs revealed

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The Real Marigold Hotel concludes tonight on its new home on BBC One but who are the celebrities on the show?

The first series of The Real Marigold Hotel successfully premiered on BBC Two last year with impressive ratings and critical acclaim.

It was in fact the highest rating factual series on BBC Two in 2017 with a series consolidated average of 4.1million viewers.

For 2017, The Real Marigold Hotel has moved to BBC One for a second series.

The Real Marigold Hotel cast

The new cast of famous senior citizens embarking on a journey of a lifetime include entertainer Lionel Blair; actress Amanda Barrie, snooker champion Dennis Taylor; TV personality Rustie Lee; Doctor Miriam Stoppard; presenter Bill Oddie; singer Sheila Ferguson; and actor Paul Nicholas.

Inspired by the similarly titled film, The Real Marigold Hotel will see the authentic experience of eight characters in their golden years as they head to India on an experimental adventure to see if they would consider retiring to the other side of the world.

The new four part series will see the group travel thousands of miles from home and this time land in Kochi, a city in the southwest Indian state Kerala, to test whether they can set up a more rewarding retirement than in the UK.

Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content, said: “The first series was a big hit that connected with viewers of all ages in a really authentic and heart-warming way. It was entertaining whilst brilliantly enlightening which makes it the perfect fit for BBC One.

"It celebrates a big universal subject that we all care about and I’m looking forward to watching our new cast of characters explore India and reach an ever broader audience on BBC One.”

The Real Marigold Hotel's fourth and final episode of the current airs tonight at 9PM on BBC One.

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