Causeway Coast and Glens to star on special series of The One Show
Tue, August 08, 2017
The Causeway Coast and Glens plays a starring role in the popular BBC programme The One Show this week.
Hosted by Alex Jones and Matt Baker, the show will broadcast live from locations along the Causeway Coastal Route between Tuesday 8th August and Friday 11th August.
Monday night's episode came from Carrickfergus Castle, kicking off what has been dubbed the programme's Big Causeway Crawl.
From here, the presenters will set up their famous sofa in the midst of the Heart of the Glens Festival in Cushendall. With the Food Festival taking place in the village on Tuesday evening, it provides the perfect opportunity to sample some of the renowned local produce from the region. The broadcast will also feature a performance by well known Irish band, The Script who are set to make it an evening to remember.
On Wednesday, the programme moves to Ballycastle, before arriving in Portrush on Thursday and ending with an episode from the Giant's Causeway on Friday.
Welcoming the programme to the Borough, the Mayor, Councillor Joan Baird OBE, said: "We are absolutely delighted to showcase our towns, villages and tourist attractions on The One Show. Millions of viewers will get a glimpse of what we have to offer, and the week-long series will provide them with a fantastic overview of the Causeway Coastal Route's stunning scenery, putting our local stories, faces and places in the spotlight."
The One Show is one of television's most popular magazine style-programmes and regularly attracts more than four million viewers every day.
The Causeway Crawl marks a new departure for the show, which is usually broadcast from the surroundings of its London studio.
Setting up for The One Show in Cushendall during the Heart of the Glens Festival on Tuesday.