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Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing start date for series 3 confirmed

When is Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing new series back on TV?

Mortimer Whitehouse Gone Fishing series 3

Series 3 of Mortimer And Whitehouse: Gone Fishing is on its way to BBC Two.

The hit show will be back on screens later this month with six brand new episodes.

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The BBC has confirmed that Mortimer And Whitehouse: Gone Fishing will start series 3 on TV on Sunday, August 23 at 8PM.

The show will see lifelong friends and comedic royalty, Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse return to the riverbanks.

Patrick Holland, Controller of BBC Two of series 3: “When Paul and Bob first came to see us three years ago with the idea of making a series about fishing, we couldn’t have imagined their daft idea would become one of the most loved shows on TV.

"Brimming with friendship, care, beauty, escape and a bit of fishing, it’s a show we are so proud of on BBC Two.”

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Series 3 will see six more half-hour episodes explore more of the UK’s finest fishing spots across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Executive Producer Lisa Clark said: “With Bob and Paul, we capture something very special. Genuine, authentic conversation.

"Much has been said about the magic of the series and all I can add is that making the series is unlike any other programme I’ve worked on.

"Bob and Paul are a sheer joy to work with and I’m delighted we’re returning to eavesdrop on their riverbank conversations in some of the most beautiful locations in the British countryside.”

Before series 3 arrives on TV, you can watch series 1 and 2 in full online via the BBC iPlayer here.

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