Joe Lycett to replace Richard Ayoade on Channel 4's Travel Man

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Comedian Joe Lycett will replace Richard Ayoade as host of Travel Man.

Joe will pick up the passport baton from 2020 following Richard's final series later this year.


His ninth season overall, Richard will be packing his bag for one last series to air on Channel 4 in 2019.

Travel Man takes a sideways look at how visitors might spend 48 hours in some of the world’s most popular mini-break destinations - and for each trip the Travel Man is joined by a well-known travel companion.

Since 2015, Richard has explored over 40 cities including Copenhagen with Noel Fielding; Hong Kong with Mad Men actor Jon Hamm; Athens with Dawn French; Brussels with Lee Mack; Venice with Jo Brand; St Petersburg with Rob Beckett; and Florence with Hollywood actor Rebel Wilson. Joe himself has even accompanied Richard on a weekend mini-break to Amsterdam.

Joe Lycett said today: “I’m beyond excited to take over the brilliant, charming show that Richard has nurtured. I’m less excited about the number of times I’m going to have to take off my shoes at Birmingham Airport.”

Ian Dunkley, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment added: “We’re delighted to welcome Joe onboard and to let him offer his own unique take on every whistle-stop, 48-hour mini-break we send him on.”

You can watch episodes of Travel Man online now via the All 4 Player.

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