Chris Tarrant Goes Fishing (Friday, November 1, Five, 7pm)
Three years ago it was announced that Chris Tarrant was working on a new fishing show. However, with old mate Robson Green’s Extreme Fishing show going down a storm, some broadcasters seem reluctant to air more than one angling show at a time.
Satellite channels may devote hours to anglers, but getting a prime-time fishing show on terrestrial TV is no easy task, as Chris knows only too well.
This week, fans of the Who Wants to be a Millionaire? host finally see his labour of love as he packs his rod and jets off round the globe.
Tarrant will be exploring some of the world’s greatest fishing grounds in the company of professional fisherman and guide John Horsey.
First stop for the duo is the Maldives, an archipelago found south-west of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean.
There’s no shortage of prime pickings for keen anglers.
Look Out For: The giant trevally – aka the GT – the holy grail for sports fishermen.
Chris says: “I’m extremely proud of the content that we have because the camera work is absolutely stunning and I’m completely in my element.”