BBC One show comes to Rothesay

Anita Manning, Provost Len Scoullar, and Len Goodman at Rothesay Pavilion.
Anita Manning, Provost Len Scoullar, and Len Goodman at Rothesay Pavilion.

A new BBC One series - Holiday of My Lifetime - will be taking a trip ‘doon the watter’ to Rothesay when it is broadcast at the end of this month.

Presenter Len Goodman visited back in July with Anita Manning, who last came to the town as a young girl, taking in a number of iconic island locations, including the putting green and Rothesay Pavilion.

Provost of Argyll and Bute, Len Scoullar, also managed to catch up with the pair at the Pavilion to offer them his very best wishes on behalf of the council and, indeed, the island.

The new series will focus on celebrity guests taking a trip down memory lane to relive their favourite British childhood summer holidays, including Eamonn Holmes, Bill Oddie, Fatima Whitbread and Gloria Hunniford.

Len Goodman said: “It’s been a real joy exploring the wonderful UK with personalities from across TV, radio and sport, reliving some of their humorous and heart-warming memories.”

* The Rothesay show will be the second episode in the series, which is due to start in the week commencing October 20. More details to follow.