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VIDEO: Youth Hostelling With Chris Eubank

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Published at 8:05am 20th August 2015. (Updated at 8:09am 20th August 2015)

It started as a gag on a comedy show - now, eighteen years later, it is finally happening.

Chris Eubank is going youth hostelling.

The concept was suggested on comedy show, I'm Alan Partridge during a make or break meeting with a TV boss.

The presenter came up a with a series of concepts for shows (Monkey Tennis and Inner City Sumo among them) but none met with approval.

Now someone, somewhere, has finally persuaded the former boxer to make it a reality. Presumably because if they didn't do it, Sky would.

In the trailer Chris is seen exclaiming "extraordinary" and "splendid" as he is shown around.

Chris said: "Up until recently, I had absolutely no idea why people used to mention hostels to me and smile, It was truly an unsolved mystery to me.

"Youth Hostelling With Chris Eubank has now become a reality and finally, albeit a little embarrassed and ashamed, I’m in on the joke 18 years after Alan Partridge pitched it!"

You can take a look at the trailer from Hostelworld here...


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