Coach Trip Day 3 – Bilbao, Spain

Day 3 on the coach & after milking some sheep Brendan has blown the budget on a boat party! Day 3 also saw the arrivals of two of my favourite girls, Blonde bombshell’s Pearl & Ruby Day from east London.

I guess you could say I got a little excited with the two new arrivals on the coach and got caught up in the moment. I noticed Brendan was hanging to the side so I decided to twerk on him. I’m not sure whether he liked it but was definitely one of my finest TV moments.

The Boat wasn’t all fun though, It was a rough ride with almost everyone getting some sort of sea sickness! The mixture of booze, excitement and having won the swimming race made me feel very nauseous. Poor Jodie copped it the worst.



Jimmy coach trip

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Coach Trip Road To Tenerife Bristol Post Interview

Bristol man to appear in new saucier season of E4’s Coach Trip which hits our TV screens on Monday

A Bristol man will be in the newest and sexiest-ever season of E4’s Coach Trip – and it is not the first time he has appeared on our screens, as he previously bared all on TV show Naked Attraction.

Jimmy Ladgrove, a cheeky and adventurous world traveller, will be delighting viewers on this years’ trip to Tenerife.

The 27-year-old bearded Aussie, who now calls Bristol his home, decided to go on the reality game show to see more of the continent and maybe find some romance along the way.

Set on a coach travelling through Europe, the show is made up of an eager gang of fun-loving holiday-makers.

There are seven pairs of contestants altogether and the teams of two have to battle it through friendships and heartbreak to reach the destinations end.

Each episode a couple is voted out by their fellow passengers only to be replaced by a new couple the following day.

Accompanying them is tour guide and host Brendan Sheerin who attempts to keep the group in check.

Since its re-launch in 2016, Coach Trip has gained a younger audience with the likes of Love Island’s producer being roped in to boost its entertainment factor.

“It was incredible, honestly it’s hard to put into words. It was life-changing,” said Jimmy. “The things we did and got to see and the people we met – it was so good.

“But it was also insane. It was long hours and mentally and emotionally exhausting – and the drama!

“Thing is you get close to these people and then you’ve got to vote people off and give three reasons why – it’s brutal and really uncomfortable, and some people couldn’t handle it.

“It’s definitely all about the hook-ups though. Even after filming there’s still people together now,” he added.

“There was the most amount of hook-ups ever on this season and that makes for a lot of drama as you can imagine. People having a crush on the same person and so on.”

As a single traveller Jimmy was paired with another traveller called Jodie, a glamour model from Leicester, but it was not smooth sailing for the couple.


“They matched me with this glamour model from Leicester called Jodie and I thought we’d get along great. But she has a phobia of beards so our first impressions of each other wasn’t very good,” said Jimmy.

Jimmy’s beard has taken four years to grow and is now 15 inches long from the ear or 13 inches from lip to tip.

“But, we got along so well in the end we really smashed it – we were even called ‘Team JJ’.

“It was hilarious at first though, I thought I wasn’t going to last two days on the coach. I have this party trick where I pull my beard over my face and put my glasses on and Jodie screamed. I think she thought – why have they put me with this hairy, bearded Australian?” Jimmy laughed.

“I was into her but I wasn’t really her type so I didn’t want to push anything. I’m pansexual so I was going for the boys on the bus too. It was definitely a laugh,” he said.

It is not only the flings and summer romances to watch out for, this season’s coach-trippers have been put through their paces with an exciting array of activities from the enjoyable to downright dangerous.

“This season they have definitely got some crazy activities, some of them were so dangerous,” said Jimmy.

“We would go from doing a pottery class or cheese-tasting to flipping off a bridge and other crazy stuff like that. Unfortunately, heights is one of my worst fears so it was challenging.

“But I did the TV show Naked Attraction before so I told myself if I can do that then I can do anything and I really tried to put my heart and soul into everything. Some of the days you’ll see absolute terror on our faces,” he added.

“I’m glad I am alive and there are some near-death experiences to watch out for.”

This will be series 17 in the programme’s history and will consist of 40 episodes.

Jimmy explained what it was like to take part in competition, and said: “You do really get a feeling of paranoia and awkwardness while filming always asking yourself if people are going to vote for you – it’s more like a fight to Tenerife and you won’t go far if you’re not popular and liked,” he said.

“You’ve got to get on with everyone and this season Brendan has introduced some real twists into the series to mix things up and stop tactical voting.

“One thing I can say is that Jodie and me were very popular and we broke a record but you’ll have to tune in to find out what it is,” he said laughing.

“It really was such a fun experience though, the cast and the crew were great, it was like the crew were having their own coach trip on the way as well. I would like to recommend it to anyone, and encourage people from Bristol to sign up for the next season. I’ve just had the most amazing time,” said Jimmy.

Despite his travels through Europe and beyond Jimmy still believes Bristol is the most beautiful place he has ever travelled to.

He has lived in the city for three years now and calls it his home, he said: “I had never heard of Bristol before I came to the UK. I only stopped off here because I was travelling up to Scotland and I thought, this is a nice place.

“Even after all the places I’ve seen in Europe on the coach, there’s still something about Bristol that’s really magical,” he added.

“I much prefer the climate here, I prefer it cold,” said Jimmy adding that he was not a fan of the Australian spider population either.

To catch the first episode of this year’s Coach Trip: Road to Tenerife tune in on E4 from January 8, 2018.


Coach Trip – Road to Tenerife C4 Interview

Secrets out, The reality road trip heads to Tenerife! Under the watchful eye of tour guide Brendan the legend, I was 1 of the very lucky few out of the 15,000 applicants to gain a spot on Brendans legendary coach. 14 new hot tourists kick off an epic 40-day tour. There’s just one catch – the least popular people get voted off.

Coach Trip Road To Tenerife trailer

My interview with The Bristol Post


I’ve set a new coach trip record with my bff Jodie Carnall , you’ll have to tune in to see all the drama & absolute lols! This season there’s a very interesting vote twist which changes the course of the game. You can expect more romance in this series than any other with legendary Love Island producer Laura Woolf on board the coach.

This time, there will be six pairings who know each other, plus two solo travellers, Jodie and myself. We will all be competing to stay in the competition.

Coach Trip road to Tenerife originals

Coach Trip Road to Tenerife original cast

It all kicks off in Biarritz in the south of France E4 Mon 08 Jan, 7.30pm


Jimmy is a solo traveller. He is 26 and living in Bristol. Originally from Australia, Jimmy had always dreamt of travelling the world. He has spent the last 8 years backpacking around the USA and the UK, and now wants to travel around Europe! Sounds like the coach is the right place for him to be. He loves his 12 inch beard and hasn’t shaved for 3 years. His essential item on the coach will be his beard oil.

How would you describe yourself?

I’d describe my personality as cheeky, adventurous, fun, a little bit wild, and a bit whacky sometimes.

Are you a worldly traveller?

Yeah, I’d definitely describe myself as worldly. I have done a lot of travelling in the past 8 years, around Australia, North America, the UK and quite a bit of Europe, so I guess I’d see myself as a pro traveller.

Do you have any bad habits?

One of my worst habits is just not having the ability to sit still. I’m bored easily and always looking for my next adventure. I sort of can’t stay in the same place for a long time without having to wander off and see somewhere new.

Would you like a holiday romance?

So I am single. I’ve been single for 4 years, and I am looking. I identify as pansexual, which means I’m open to pretty much anyone so means I’m attracted to all people, and gender is irrelevant. So I’m really looking forward to potentially meeting someone on the Coach Trip.

What would you like to get out of the trip?

The one thing I’d like to come away with from this coach trip is just to see new places that I haven’t seen before. I’m really hoping I can stay on there for as long as possible so I can see as much of Europe as possible.

What are people’s first impressions of you?

Peoples first impressions of me when they meet me are like “Woah, beard!” Basically I just hear “beard”. Sometimes not even a hello, just “beard” or “Gandalf” some people shout at me

What kind of person would you like to be paired up with on the coach?

When it comes to who I’m gonna be paired up with, I’m really open to anything but at the end of the day, I wouldn’t mind if it was someone I felt a connection with and maybe something blossomed on the trip. Who knows? Anything’s possible.

What kind of person would you least like to travel with?

I can’t stand when people are late. That’s probably my number one.

Do you have any fears or phobias?

I do have a fear of heights. I have been trying to conquer that fear. I’ve been on the world’s tallest drop, thinking that would calm my fear of heights. That’s when I’m completely out of my comfort zone – when I’m up in high places.

Have you ever had a brush with fame?

Yeah, I met a lot of famous people when working in Hollywood. I also won a competition to have a date with Kim Kardashian, which was seven years ago, when I was a student. I’ve also challenged Bear Grylls at a game of AUSSIE pong, and was Katy Perry’s server for the night once.

Coach Trip Road to Tenerife

The Queen is a massive fan of Coach Trip and has palace staff tape it so she NEVER misses an episode


Road to Tenerife

Jimmy & Brendan from Coach Trip Road to Tenerife

Coach Trip road to Tenerife

Jimmy & Jodie from Coach trip #teamjj

#teamjj Jimmy & Jodie

Jimmy Ladgrove & Jodie Carnall on Coach Trip – Road to Tenerife

Jimmy & Jodie Coach Trip Road to Tenerife

Jimmy & Jodie Coach Trip Road to Tenerife

Coach Trip Day 1- Biarritz, France

Coach Trip Day 2 – San Sebastian, Spain

Coach Trip Day 3 – Bilbao, Spain

Coach Trip day 4 – Santander, Spain

Coach Trip Day 5 – Gijion, Spain

Coach Trip day 6 – Asturias hills, Spain

Coach Trip Day 7 – La Coruña, Spain

Coach Trip Day 8 – Santiago De Compostela

Coach Trip Day 9 – Vigo, Spain

Coach Trip Day 10 – Melgaco, Portugal