Celebrity Coach Trip

Raphael ‘Raef’ Bjayou and Benjamin Duncan

Friends Raef and Ben both found fame through their various television appearances; from The Apprentice and Big Brother to Celebrity Come Dine with Me and Ladette to Lady. Both are known for being very posh and foppish – Ben is a staunch supporter of the Conservative party, while Raef describes his interests as being international travel, French and Russian literature… and Cognac. Ben admits he’s prone to lying as it ‘makes life more interesting’, but will his and Raef’s eccentricities be accepted or rejected by the other contestants? 


Carol Harrison and Ingrid Tarrant

Carol and Ingrid first met 20 years ago at a ball organised by OK magazine, and have been good friends ever since. Carol famously played the mother of Tiffany in Eastenders who had an affair with her son-in-law Grant Mitchell, while Ingrid is best known for being the former wife of Chris Tarrant. These two ladies aren’t just about showbiz parties however – they’ve both travelled across Europe together in the past and Ingrid has been to 107 countries. With global knowledge like that, they’re bound to give tour guide Brendan a run for his money!


Ricky Groves and Alex Ferns

These two former Walford residents are about to swap life on Albert Square for life on the most famous Coach on television. Best known for playing unlucky-in-love Garry Hobbs and villain Trevor Morgan on Eastenders, both have left their characters behind and are now working on other projects – including a stint in the panto Aladdin this Christmas where they’ll both be playing the same role but at different theatres! They say they will be like the naughty school boys on the back of the school bus, so let’s see if their cheeky shenanigans go down well with the other celebrities.


Bianca Gascoigne and Imogen Thomas

Former reality star Imogen and glamour model Bianca know each other through the London party scene. Not shy of the cameras, both have previously appeared in well-known TV shows; Imogen appeared in Big Brother series 7 and Bianca won ITV’s former reality show Love Island. Imogen says she’s scared of heights, while Bianca claims to be up for anything and is secretively competitive. Will these two glamorous girls have the other celebrity Coach Trippers eating out of their hands?


The Chuckle Brothers

Best known for their work on Chuckle Vision, brothers Barry and Paul can’t go far without hearing their well-known catchphrases ‘to me, to you’ and ‘oh dear, oh dear’ relayed back to them. Hailing from the northern town of Rotherham, both have been made honorary presidents of the Rotherham United football club, and can regularly be seen throughout the year on the UK stage. Their slapstick humour may have been loved by the British public, but how well will it go down on the Coach?


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