John Bishop In Ireland
John Bishop will embark on a 600-mile
road trip around Ireland in a new series to be broadcast on ITV.
The comedian, 52, will visit historic
sites, learn our customs and perform his comedy in pubs and
His exploits will be broadcast across
four 30-minute episodes, which have been commissioned by ITV.
Bishop said: “Ireland holds a very
special place in my heart and always has done, even before I
started stand-up comedy.
“So to have the opportunity to travel
around, meet local people, make them laugh and experience new
things along the way has been a total joy.”
Liverpudlian Bishop quit his job as a
pharmaceutical sales representative to become a stand-up
comedian and host after gigging around Ireland.
Line Of Duty
Sunday's episode of Line of Duty was
the most-watched show of 2019 so far, according to overnight
The first instalment of series five
was watched by 7.8 million viewers. That also made it the
most-watched episode in the history of the police drama.
In comparison, series four's opener
was seen live by 5.4 million, with the finale watched by 7.5
The series five premiere went up
against Victoria on ITV, with the period drama attracting 3.1
Line of Duty's return follows the
success of writer Jed Mercurio's other hit show, Bodyguard, the
opening episode of which was seen live by 6.6 million last year.
Its finale drew a record-breaking 10.4 million viewers,
according to overnight ratings.
Overnight ratings measure live TV
viewing and don't include catch-up.