Mortimer And Whitehouse Gone Fishing to return for 3rd series

Mortimer And Whitehouse Gone Fishing to return for 3rd series

‘Mortimer And Whitehouse: Gone Fishing’ is to return for a third series.
Another six episodes of the BBC Two show, which sees Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse chat about their lives while angling, have been ordered by the corporation after a successful first two series.
Patrick Holland, controller of BBC Two said: "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."
The comedy pair will return to the riverbanks at some of the finest fishing spots in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Executive producer Lisa Clark added: "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."
Bob – who underwent a triple heart bypass in 2015 – recently admitted the show has helped people with similar health issues.
He said: "I get hundreds and hundreds of, I suppose, thank-yous: ‘Thank you, I’ve just had the operation, and it was great to see there’s life after it.’
"Or, you know, ‘Thank you, because of the show we made our dad go and get checked and it turns out he needs a bypass’."