Strictly Come Dancing judges, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli are exploring North Wales as they continue their epic TV road trip series.
And there are some wonderful moments as the pair wonder and marvel at the beauty of the area in the latest episode of Craig and Bruno’s Great British Road Trip, , screened on ITV on Wednesday, July 28,
Craig, who states at the start of the show that he is “5% Welsh” tells his Strictly pal that he visited Snowdonia back in the 1990s and failed to reach the summit, and he hopes to do it this time around. While Bruno, who this year has been replaced by Anton Du Beke as judge on Strictly Come Dancing, says he loves Wales because of it’s “Game of Thrones quality”.
“I love Wales. It has this kind of wild, Game of Thrones quality. It is a country steeped in myths and legends,” he says at the start of the show.
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The pair, who attempt Welsh place names along the way and don’t do half bad either, begin their Welsh leg in the coastal town of Harlech, where they drive down the steepest street in the northern hemisphere and take in Portmeirion, where they encounter some devotees of 1960s TV series The Prisoner, which was filmed there.
They also drive through the Llanberis Pass and onto Snowdon where Craig hopes to vanquish the disappointment of not getting all the way up before.
Craig and Bruno get involved with The Prisoner Appreciation Society on their visit to Portmeirion
They opt for the mountain railway, hoping to make it to the top, and Craig cheers when he hears it is open, but he is about to be thwarted yet again, due to the weather conditions, as the train is only going two thirds of the way up, to Clogwyn Station.
“What a view, it’s magnificent,” said Craig as they get off the train and see the view, but it’s another 1000ft on foot to reach the summit and the weather isn’t their friend, with the pair surrounded by mist.
Craig admits defeat admirably, saying: “I totally love it. I got to exactly the same point the last time. [It’s] the curse, the curse of Craig.”
Bruno smiling, before he tried the sausage-in-batter in Beaumaris
Both spend the episode having fun, in awe of the scenery and having affectionate digs at each other, with Bruno telling Craig he drives like Hyacinth Bucket and Craig saying Bruno would be right at home amongst the retirees of Anglesey.
There’s just one thing Bruno doesn’t like in the episode – a battered jumbo sausage.
As the episode draws to a close he and Craig settle down on the seafront to a chippy tea.
“I’m tempted by that battered sausage… I’ve never had a battered sausage,” Bruno tells Craig as they discuss the status of chip shop grub.
But when he comes to tuck in, he’s not impressed. “Oh!” He exclaims, “it doesn’t look that appetising.”
Craig says: “You have to try it, it’s a British tradition,” to which Bruno replies: “It’s obscene actually. Let’s see.”
He bites into it and shouts: “It’s awful!” And Craig happily tucks in to the rejected sausage-in-batter in a scene reminiscent of a Carry On film.
Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli appreciate the sunset at Holy Island, Anglesey
The pair end the episode showcasing more wonderful Welsh scenery and doing some yoga poses on a cliff – it’s how we all want to spend our Welsh staycation, right?
You can catch this episode of Craig and Bruno’s Great British Road Trips on ITV on Wednesday, July 28 at 8pm and the rest of the series is on ITV Hub.
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